Beatles Fever in the U.S. Celebrates 50 Years
New York City will host a four-day event this February in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ famed first trip to the U.S.
The event, dubbed NYC Beatles 50, is set for Feb. 6 through 9 and will feature a collection of Beatles-friendly tribute shows at different venues around New York City.
A few of the planned shows include a star-studded concert, called “America Celebrates The Beatles, All-Star Concert,” on Feb. 7 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and a two-day event, named the "Across the Universe" Beatles Music Festival, on Feb. 8 and 9 that will feature an all-day series of performances by a variety of artists.
The folks behind the event have invited 50 bands from 50 different countries to be a part of the festivities. Admission to most events is $50 or less. Proceeds raised during the four days will go towards the Food Bank for New York City.
For more on the upcoming Beatles tribute, head to NYCBeatles50.com.
The Beatles’ first trip to the U.S. trip began on Feb. 7, 1964.