Davenport, IA - Imagine the Beatles playing on the Mississippi riverfront with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra: What would that have sounded like? Find out for yourself when Classical Mystery Tour performs live at Riverfront Pops on September 10! The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like the Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The full show presents some 30 Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written. Hear "Penny Lane" with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged "I Am the Walrus." From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of the Beatles like you've never heard them: totally live.
From the recent success of the Beatles Rock Band to the release of the re-mastered Beatles albums, the demand for Beatles material is greater than ever. Many Beatles fans never had the opportunity to experience a live Beatles show; Classical Mystery Tour offers that live experience in the gorgeous setting of Le Claire Park in Davenport. The Los Angeles Times called the show "more than just an incredible simulation...the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave Saturday's live performance a high goose-bump quotient...the crowd stood and bellowed for more." Classical Mystery Tour is performed by four stars of the Broadway musical Rain.
The gates open at 3 PM for seating on the field and in the stands, with the concert beginning at 6:30. Shuttles will run from Central High School South Lot (11th St. and Harrison St.), Palmer College (8th St. and Harrison St.), and the Scott County Courthouse from 3 PM until concert time.
New this year is a kids fun zone courtesy of Bounce QC. Other vendors include Whitey's Ice Cream, Steve's Meats, Kettle Korn, Le Mekong, and Thunder Bay Grille.
All tickets are $20. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Senior tickets can be purchased in advance at the QCSO office, all area Whitey's locations, and through Ticketmaster. Group tickets and Umbrella Suites can be purchased through the QCSO office.
The Riverfront Pops is sponsored by SSAB Enterprises, Wells Fargo, McLaughlin Motors and Zimmerman Cars.