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Two-day Danbury Beatles Festival to feature music and more

The Danbury Fields Forever Beatles festival runs two days this year.
The Danbury Fields Forever Beatles festival runs two days this year.
Liverpool Productions - used by permission.

The New York/New England regional Beatles-themed festival Danbury Fields Forever has expanded to two days this year in celebration of The Beatles 50th Anniversary. It will take place July 26-27 at Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Avenue Extension on the campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn.

The family-friendly Beatles music, food and arts festival, now in its third year, will feature 10 bands per day playing the music of The Beatles, solo material and songs from the 60s. The acts will include The Hofners, The Oh Nos, The Mystery Tour, Fools On The Hill, Rotary, Studio Two, Beatlehead, Genetic Control, AfterFab, the Way-Back machine and the national touring group Beatlemania Again.

In additional to the bands, there will be live tributes to George Harrison by Pete Santora, formerly of Broadway's "Beatlemania,", Sir Paul McCartney by Mike Miller's "One Sweet Dream," John Lennon by Dave Pal in his "Lennon Legacy" show and to Elton John by Bill Connors. Additionally, students from School of Rock in both Westchester, N.Y., will perform sets of Beatles classics.

Single day "Ticket to Ride" admissions to the event, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. arrival, start at only $19.64. VIP tickets, discounted two-day passes and hotel packages, are also available. Discounted early-bird advance prices are currently in effect; all admissions will be higher at the door. Advance tickets are available at: https://danburyfieldsforeveriii.eventbrite.com.

"Danbury Fields Forever lll" is presented by Charles F. Rosenay!!!'s Liverpool Productions, the same company that presented "NYC FAB 50," The Beatles' 50th Anniversary Celebration in New York City in February. The show is hosted by Gary Theroux of RewindRadio.com's "History of Rock 'n' Roll" and Ken Michaels of the "Every Little Thing" radio show and “Things We Said Today” co-hosted with yours truly. For further info, call (203) 795-4737.