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 this Renaissance-free GrouponLive deal to Abbey Road on the River at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor. Passes are valid from Thursday, August 30, to Monday, September 3. Choose from the following options:
For $50, you get an Ultimate Ticket to Ride concert package on Friday, August 31 (up to a $101.36 value, including fees). The package includes:
Access to all Friday concerts, speakers, and films
General-admission seating in the first five rows at the Jefferson Starship concert from 8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
For $42, you get two one-day general-admission passes (up to a $69.58 value, including fees).
For $70, you get four one-day general-admission passes (up to a $139.16 value, including fees).
Abbey Road on the River bills itself as the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, with more than 40 bands paying tribute to the oft-overlooked British Invasion act during Labor Day weekend. Each day of the festival sets indoor and outdoor stages chiming with the reanimated sounds of The Fab Four, their contemporaries, and the great American rock and R & B acts who inspired them. Tribute acts from Canada, Holland, Germany, England, and Japan, as well as U.S.-based songsters, storm the stage. The full scope of Beatlemania shines in other events and activities including seminars, sing-along, memorabilia exhibits, and films.
On Friday at 8:45 p.m., Jefferson Starship takes to the stage to continue a legacy begun as seminal psychedelic rock band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jefferson Airplane. Led by cofounder Paul Kantner, the band weaves trippy guitar lines all the way back to the electrified folk on which its parent group first sailed to fame.