Press Release from “A Hard Days Night in Galesburg” Committee Contact: Joanne Sandy, Marketing Director (309) 337-6544FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 20, 2007 “A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg”A Beatles Tribute Festival
On September 8, 2007 a Beatles tribute festival entitled “A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg” will be held inviting all-ages to come and celebrate the music of the “Fab Four.” Galesburg’s first Beatles festival is sure to delight all current Beatles fans and recruit more Beatles fans when the “Rock and Roll Music” vibes out of the sound stage.
The day and night festival, held from noon to midnight in the 400 block (471 E. Main St.) of Downtown Galesburg, Ill., will be filled with entertainment to delight Beatles fans with the music that defined an era in time.
“A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg” will begin when area musicians perform their own versions of Beatles music from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The afternoon will also feature Beatles’ sing-along cartoons, the 1965 Beatles Shea Stadium concert film, and a film of The Beatles last live concert performed at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on August 19, 1966. The films will be shown between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Galesburg’s “jewel,” The Orpheum Theatre, which is located nearby on 60 S. Kellogg St. in Downtown Galesburg, Ill.
The evening portion of “A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg” is devoted to the sights sounds of four celebrated Beatles tribute bands who will take the stage to perform their amazing renditions of songs The Beatles’ wrote that charmed the world.
The Cavern Kittens, the first of our featured performers, are an all-girl Beatles tribute band who enjoy singing, dancing, and rocking out with high energy performances of the songs The Beatles played during their start in the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Cavern Kittens will get the crowd purring with songs by the Beatles, the Supremes, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Little Richard, and many more when their set begins at 5 p.m.
Following the Cavern Kittens at 6: 15 p.m. is The Beatles tribute band, Stockwood. Earning a first-place competition win at Chicago’s Beatlefest last summer, and performing at the “Abbey Road on the River” Beatles tribute held annually in Kentucky, their accomplishments, like the Beatles’ music, transcends time. With the band members’ ages ranging from 10 to 14, Stockwood brings together amazing musical proficiency and vocal harmonies while performing the early Beatles’ songs up to their “Rubber Soul” release.
Louise Harrison, sister of George Harrison of The Beatles will introduce the band she refers to as, “the very best four guys to play The Beatles.” The Liverpool Legends, four talented musicians and actors hand-picked by Louise Harrison, will dazzle the audience when they take the stage at 7:45 p.m. wearing vintage “Sgt. Pepper” era attire and performing Beatles’ songs from the “Sgt. Pepper” and “Abbey Road” period. Recreating the band that changed the face of music forever, the Liverpool Legends have earned an unprecedented first-year double award in 2006 when they were voted “Best New Show” and “Best Band” when starring in their first showcase in the Midwest entertainment capital of Branson, Mo., With precise attention to every musical detail, along with vintage instruments and special effects, the Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing!
Playing from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., The Cavern Beat will bring the evening back to the rocking years of The Beatles from their Liverpool days and some of the most memorable songs the “Fab Four” recorded in the early and mid-sixties. Replicating The Beatles’ loud and clear vocal harmonies and playing the correct tempo, key, and chords, every Beatles song will remain accurate to the way you first heard them. Wearing vintage attire, and playing authentic instruments, The Cavern Beat will take the audience on a trip back in time to enjoy the humor, fun, and enthusiasm that can be experienced during their live shows.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy “A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg”! Relive the music of The Beatles performed by the best Beatles tribute bands in the Midwest. Our title sponsor for “A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg,” Euclid Beverage, will serve Miller Light products during the event, plus a variety of area food vendors, merchandising tables, and 50/50 raffles, will also be featured. Lawn chairs are welcome.
Be sure to order your advance tickets today! Tickets for the event are reasonably priced at $10 for advance, all-inclusive tickets which allow access to all performances during the event, including the featured films. To purchase an all-inclusive ticket on the day of the show, the price will rise to $15, so be sure to plan ahead. For those who wish to see only the films, a $5 movie-only ticket can be purchased on the day of the show at The Orpheum Theatre location. Children aged five and under will be admitted free of charge. To order tickets online or for more information please visit www.harddaysnightingalesburg.com or call The Orpheum Theatre at: 309/342-2299.
“A Hard Day’s Night in Galesburg” is organized by a committee of local volunteers who are proud to bring events to Downtown Galesburg, Ill. In addition to our title sponsor, Euclid Beverage, committee members would also like to thank our featured sponsors from Galesburg, Ill.: Best Western Prairie Inn, Today’s Light Rock KFM 105.3, Office Specialists, Inc., Bruner, Cooper, and Zuck, Inc., and Cherry Street Guitar.
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