Music festivals offer aural enjoyment until medieval fairs roll into town, distracting concert-goers with impromptu baseball games played with hacky sacks and giant turkey legs. Gear up for today's Renaissance-free deal to Abbey Road on the River: for $40, you get a single-day Best Ticket, good for priority seating at the lawn and terrace stages, and priority seating for the 10 p.m. indoor concert (an $80 value, ticketing fee and shipping included). Your ticket grants admission to the festival on any one day Thursday, Sept. 1–Monday, Sept. 5.
Abbey Road on the River bills itself as the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, with five days of more than 40 bands paying tribute to the oft-overlooked British Invasion act. Each day of Abbey Road on the River boasts an array of spot-on performances on the festival's indoor and outdoor stages, stationed in National Harbor. Eleanor Rigbys and Nowhere Men alike can see full-force tribute acts from Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, England, and Scotland, as well as U.S.-based songsters. For those more concerned with Beatlemania than Beatles music, Abbey Road on the River also hosts a plethora of Beatles-related events and activities highlighting cultural touchstones such as suits and other memorabilia from the famous foursome, Gretsch guitars, and films.