British Invasion

Louisville prepares to celebrate ‘McCartney Week’ Oct. 24-26

Former members of Wings unite
to kick off McCartney visit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 2014) – Louisville is pulling out all the stops when Sir Paul McCartney visits for the first time ever for his rescheduled concert at the KFC YUM! Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28. To celebrate, Louisville’s own Abbey Road on the River will play host to “To Sir With Love,” a three-day event paying tribute to Paul McCartney at The Galt House Hotel and Belvedere Festival Park from Oct. 24-26.


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The Jukebox, a Puerto Rican Beatles tribute band, is among the many scheduled performers at the Kickoff Paul McCartney Week in Louisville, Ky.

In addition to more than 20 unique concerts, attendees will also enjoy Beatles artwork, fare from local food trucks, and the chance to win tickets to the Paul McCartney concert.
When it comes to the Beatles, no other city rolls out the red carpet like Louisville does every Memorial Day weekend during its signature event, Abbey Road on the River. So, the producers are organizing “To Sir With Love” to give fans even more reason to say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah and get excited for Paul’s concert. 
The event will include performances by three of MCartney’s former Wings band members – Denny Laine, the only musician besides Paul to be in Wings throughout their 10-year run to the top of the charts, guitarist Laurence Juber, and drummer Steve Holley. In addition to their solo performances, the three rock legends will come together for a feature concert covering the Band On The Run album, and they will participate in a “Memories of Paul” panel discussion. 
Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester of The Hollies, Johnny Heywood of Wingsbanned and Friends, The Jukebox, Britbeat, The Blue Meanies, Sixtyfour, The Rigbys, The Cryers, Kevin Ashba, Peter Conrad and the Nick Peay Band will also perform. To view the daily schedule of concerts and events and to purchase tickets, visit: www.arotr.com.
Tickets start at $29 per day. The event is being presented by Abbey Road on the River, the world famous annual five-day festival that takes place every Memorial Day weekend.

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