Abbey Road on the River continued in its second day May 23 in Louisville, KY. The day's performers featured two former members of Wings, Steve Holley and Laurence Juber. You can see pictures by Olivia Anne Morris Fuchs in the slideshow.
Bob Gannon, who is at the festival, told Beatles Examiner, “Once again bands from all over the world travel to Louisville, Kentucky for the premiere Beatles themed music festival in the United States. Once again, (festival organizer) Gary Jacob and staff has assembled some of the finest Beatle tribute bands around. This festival started with a light lineup yesterday but today marks the full compliment of seven stages and 70 bands throughout the day.”
The festival headliners are the Beach Boys, John Sebastian,Ambrosia and Laurence Juber. Also featured are Freda Kelly, Steve Holley, Beatles artist Georgina Flood and author Bruce Spizer. Gary Jacob told the Louisville Courier-Journal that getting Freda Kelly for Abbey Road on the River had been one of its goals. He also said the Beach Boys will perform a song, “Pisces Brothers,” dedicated to George Harrison.
The tribute performers and bands include The Newbees, All You Need Is Love, the Jukebox, BritBeat, Hal Bruce, the LSB Experience, Nube 9, Jay Goeppner, Beatolution, Meet the Beetles, Hard Day's Night, the Return and the Beatribes. Also on hand are the Steve Sizemore Group, Sixtyfour, the Pranksters, Revolution Pie, Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes, the Rigbys, Traveling Beatleburys, the Yellow Submorons, the Starclubbers, the Beatles Forever Band, Daytrippers, the Wingsbanned and the Norwegian Beatles,
In addition to the many Beatles tributes, the festival has tributes to Early Wings, Queen and Pink Floyd. “This is truly a music lover's festival,” Gannon said. “As in years past, bands that do tributes to other classic rock bands are sprinkled throughout. If you are in the area or even a short trip away, this is the place to be this weekend.”