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The Fest for Beatles Fans

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Wag will be performing on Saturday, 4/2 at 4:30 pm!
Hey Fellow Beatles Fans: Who’s ready to GET BACK together in FAB fashion with our New York Metro Beatlefam?
It’s ON, April 1, 2, 3, LIVE at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City! The Fest we’ve all been waiting on for two years now is in motion to happen, and poised to be the reunion of a lifetime.
We welcome you to invite excitement into your hearts for this much anticipated gathering.
Those of you who have held onto your tickets from 2020, thank you for your patience, and you are all set! Got tickets over the holidays? Perfect! Need tickets? Link is above.
THIS WILL BE OUR 50TH NY METRO
GATHERING SINCE 1974! (and it wouldn’t be the same without you)
COVID-19 PROTOCOL:
In order to attend the 2022 New York Metro Fest, all will be required to show proof of full vaccination (at least two doses of Moderna and/or Pfizer or at least one dose of Johnson & Johnson) against COVID-19 along with a matching ID. Everyone is expected to bring masks with them. We don’t know the protocol in April, but masks will be required to use the elevators. We had to postpone this FEST four times and we want to be on the cautious side.
EVENT TIMES:
FRIDAY, APRIL 1 – 5:00 PM TILL MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY, APRIL 2 – NOON TILL MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY, APRIL 3 – NOON TILL 10:30 PM
*ALSO*
We recognize that being a Beatles fan is a lot about nostalgia – but also creating the future.
LET IT BE…. HYBRID
The Fest For Beatles Fans VIRTUAL PASS THROUGH EVENTBRITE will try to keep up—and then some!!!
Yes, we are going to be offering a full format digital ticket that will get you access to the weekend of live streaming concerts, shows, special guests, panels, talks, activities, and some meta-crowd-surfing and behind-the-scenes action.
Whether you’re not ready for crowds or you’re simply too far or unable to make it there with us IRL— we wanted to make this special Fest available to everyone! Chicago, LA, Liverpool, Beijing… it’s our time. Join us live from your couch ❤
Virtual tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/…/the-fest-for-beatles-fans
MUSICAL GUESTS:
LAURENCE JUBER first joined Wings in 1978. Laurence has been coming to the FEST since 1981 and he is truly one of the greatest guitarists we have ever seen, and we have seen most of the legends in concerts over the decades. He was awarded Acoustic Magazine Guitarist of the Year twice! Don’t miss his acoustic concerts over the weekend. Laurence will also be adding so much to the nightly jams with Liverpool.
GREGG BISSONETTE is one of the most versatile drummers in the business. Since 2008, Gregg has had the “honor and thrill” of performing in the All Starr Band with his drumming hero Ringo Starr at concerts around the world. A first time Fest guest, Gregg joins us on Saturday and Sunday.
BILLY J. KRAMER is a living legend from the British Invasion of 1964 led by The Beatles, of course. It is always an honor to have Billy join us at THE FEST. Billy will be on hand all weekend, talking with Ken Dashow about his storied history and jamming with Liverpool.
DON DANNEMANN was a founding member of The Cyrkle, the only U.S. group managed by Brian Epstein. John Lennon gave them the unique spelling of their name. Their first smash hit, Red Rubber Ball, was co-written by Paul Simon. The Cyrkle toured with The Beatles on their final Tour and were there on the same stage on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park, their final performance. Don will be joining us for the first time, on Sunday only.
LIVERPOOL, featuring Drew Hill, Glen Burtnik, John Merjave and Chris Camilleri, is the World’s Finest Beatles Tribute Band. Since we are still celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Let It Be, Liverpool will perform songs from this classic album. They’ll also be performing dozens more Beatles and solo Beatles tracks. For Liverpool, the focus is on the incredible music the Beatles created, and bringing that energy to the stage while performing note-for-note renditions. At the Friday evening 60s Dance Party, they welcome fans to dress up in mod outfits if they like for a fun night that includes a Look-Alike Contest, a 60s Dress Up Contest, Door Prizes and more. Saturday and Sunday evening’s concerts are not to be missed. You never know who is going to show up unannounced to join in the jam!
THE WEEKLINGS formed in 2015 to celebrate a common love for The Beatles. They’ll be performing Beatles songs, plus songs The Beatles wrote but never recorded or done by others. They have also written original Beatles inspired songs. They have been with us every year, so that makes this their sixth NY METRO FEST appearance! They are scheduled to perform in concert on Saturday afternoon.
BLACK TIES will be opening for Liverpool on Friday night, helping to bring the Fest back with a bang as we spice up the Friday night dance party with more live music. The group will be rocking out to Cavern and Hamburg-era Beatles tunes.
SPECIAL GUESTS:
MARK LEWISOHN is taking a brief time out from preparing the second volume of his history trilogy The Beatles: All These Years to join us. Considered the world’s foremost Beatles historian, Mark has also written a number of highly-regarded books about the band including The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, The Beatles Day by Day, The Complete Beatles Chronicle, and The Beatles’ London.
CHRIS O’DELL, former Apple secretary and one of rock’s first female tour managers, was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and sang in the chorus of the final cut for “Hey Jude.” Chris worked at Apple Records and was at the historic Rooftop Concert on Jan. 30, 1969.
MARC RUBINSTEIN started out working for the Joshua Light Show at the legendary Fillmore East in Greenwich Village in the late 1960s. Marc adds his special psychedelic touch to the performances of Liverpool and The Weeklings.
BOB ABDOU and his puppets return to WOW our audiences! With new puppets and all new shows, Mr Puppet will be entertaining fans of all ages each day. Bob will also head up Saturday’s Beatles Parade.
Kids love MR RAY’S Beatles4Kids interactive concerts… and gotta admit, the grownups love him too!
Noted Beatles artist ERIC CASH has been coming to the FEST for 20 years. He is considered one of the finest Beatles artist anywhere. His latest piece — The Roof — is a gem.
APPLE JAM STAGE:
Live music all weekend long on the ninth floor of the Hyatt Regency from…
Black Ties
Cellophane Flowers
The Sunrise Jones
School of Rock Hoboken
Andrew Weiss & Friends
Scott Erickson
Abby Slocum
Norwegian Wood
Joe DeJesu & Friends
The Wag
Magical Mystery Girls
Rowan Aderhold
Kel Sabatino
Annie Joyce
Valice
John Montagna
The Blanstons
More to come!
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:
THE FEST STORE
GIANT BEATLES MARKETPLACE
SPECIAL GUEST SIGNING SESSIONS
CONCERTS THROUGHOUT EACH DAY
SATURDAY BEATLES SOUND ALIKE CONTEST
SUNDAY BATTLE OF THE BEATLES BANDS
BEATLES MUSEUM AND ART CONTEST
BEATLES TRIVIA & NAME THAT TUNE GAME SHOWS
AUTHOR DISCUSSIONS AND A/V PRESENTATIONS
NEAL GLASER’S CELEBRITY ART EXHIBIT
SCOTT FREIMAN – DECONSTRUCTING HELP
SATURDAY BEATLES AUCTION
THE BEATLES ASHRAM
THE FABORATORY
BEATLES VIDEO ROOM –
THE STEVE SHORTEN COLLECTION
BEATLES YOGA
POOL PARTIES
KARAOKE KAREN
NEW TROIKA PLAY BY DECO, WALLY & VICTORIA
FAN JAMMING
DOOR PRIZES
The Theatre Within
Rock CAN Roll
CHARITY RAFFLES
Spirit Foundation
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
BEATLES AUTHORS
BRUCE SPIZER
JUDE SOUTHERLAND KESSLER
VIVEK TIWARY
DAVID BEDFORD
CHUCK GUNDERSON
JIM BERKENSTADT
AL SUSSMAN
SIMON WEITZMAN –
(Here, There & Everywhere Fan’s Film)
KIT O’TOOLE
PIERS HEMMINGSEN
TERRY CRAIN
PATTI GALLO-STENMAN
SUSAN SHUMSKY
JANICE MITCHELL
PAT MANCUSO
BRIAN HEBERT
PAUL FERRANTE
PODCASTERS:
KEN MICHAELS
JOE MAYO
TOM HUNYADY
ETHAN ALEXANIAN
ANNOUNCERS:
MC KEN DASHOW – Q104.3
TOM FRANGIONE-THE BEATLES CHANNEL
SUSAN RYAN
WALLY PODRAZIK
DARREN DEVIVO – WFUV
ROB LEONARD
HOTEL ROOMS:
Rooms for Saturday are all booked up at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City. There are rooms available for Friday night and Sunday night only: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/NEWJP/G-W2UC
The overflow hotel is the Hyatt House, located right around the corner from the Hyatt Regency. To receive the FEST rate ($199-Studio King or $219 – Double Queen) you must mention you are coming to The Fest For Beatles Fans. Morning Breakfasts are included.
HELP!:
For questions and information about the upcoming New York Metro Fest For Beatles Fans, please email Danny@thefest.com
SPONSORSHIP
For information on sponsorship opportunities and to get your brand in front of hundreds of thousands of Beatles Fans, email michelle@thefest.com

Details

Date:
April 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Venue

The Hyatt Regency
2 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ United States
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