Music festivals offer aural enjoyment until medieval fairs roll into town, distracting concertgoers 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: $35 gets you a single-day Best Ticket to Ride (a $70 value), good for priority seating at the lawn and terrace stages, and priority seating for the 10 p.m. indoor concert.
Your ticket grants admission to the festival on Thursday, Sept. 2; Friday, Sept. 3; Saturday, Sept. 4; or Sunday, Sept. 5. Tickets are not valid for Monday, Sept. 6.
Abbey Road on the River bills itself as the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, with five days of more than 30 bands paying tribute to the oft-overlooked British Invasion act, best remembered for their ditty "Octopus's Garden." Each day of Abbey Road on the River boasts an array of high-quality acts performing on the festival's indoor and outdoor stages. Eleanor Rigbys and nowhere men alike can see Beatles cover bands and full-on tribute acts from Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, England, and Scotland, as well as acts from exotic locales such as Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. For guests who love the Beatles but hate their music, Abbey Road on the River also hosts a plethora of Beatles-related events and activities.
According to BeatlesNews.com, 10,000 people attended Abbey Road on the River in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2009. The festival has more than 4,900 Facebook fans, and 14 Facebookers give it more than a 4.5-star average:
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