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    Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:51:43

    Beatles Tribute Festival Abbey Road on the River to Take Place in Louisville and Washington DC - It'll also occur during Memorial Day Weekend in Louisville and Labor Day Weekend in DC

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    North America's largest and longest running Beatles tribute festival, Abbey Road on the River (AROTR,) has announced the locations and dates for the 2011 shows. The festival will once again bring five days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll to Louisville, Kentucky over Memorial Day Weekend from May 26th to May 30th and to Washington D.C. over Labor Day Weekend from September 2nd to 5th. This year marks the tenth anniversary of AROTR, which brings together more than 75 bands and thousands of fans from around the world to celebrate the music of the greatest rock band of all time – The Beatles.

    Both 2011 festivals will feature a full reenactment concert of the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album Love, which was produced as a remix of over 130 Beatles songs for the Cirque Du Soleil show of the same name.

    Abbey Road on the River originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 2002 and moved to Louisville 2005, where the Belvedere Festival Park and Galt House Hotel & Suites welcome a crowd of 25,000 people each year. The festival has an economic impact on the city of approximately 1.5 million annually.

    For the second year in a row, the festival will give Beatles fans a reason to "come together" in our nation's capitol at the stunning Gaylord National Resort, which will host five indoor and outdoor stages on the banks of the Potomac River during this Fab Four weekend. The Gaylord National Resort is the crown jewel of National Harbor, Maryland, which is a new development that boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment opportunities, and waterfront attractions, and it's located just a short ride from The White House, Mount Vernon, and other popular area attractions. Regular room rates at the Gaylord National Resort range from $199-$379, but for Abbey Road on the River attendees, a limited number of rooms are available for only $145.95 per night, including the $15 resort fee. (Use reference code S-ABB11 when making reservations.)

    Are you going to enjoy ABOTR during the opening or closing weekends of Summer?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.10.11




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