Louisville, KY (Oct. 4, 2016) – After 12 years in Louisville, the world famous Beatles tribute festival WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will move to Jeffersonville, Ind. The festival will debut in Jeffersonville Memorial Day weekend, May 25-29, 2017.
Single day “Reserved” tickets, which include special VIP concerts, late night shows and reserved seating, are now on sale at the Abbey Road on the River website. Enter the code “October” now through Oct. 31 to save $20 on each Reserved ticket. Single day general admission tickets will go on sale Nov. 1.
Top 5 Reasons to Love Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville:
*Proximity: Abbey Road on the River may be moving to a new city and state, but the new venue, Big Four Station Park, is only two miles from the festival’s previous home at the Louisville Belvedere. Since 80% of attendees have come from within 100 miles of Louisville, these Beatles fans won’t have to change their travel plans to enjoy the five days of peace, love and rock-n-roll.
*Local restaurants, retail: Jeffersonville’s exploding local business scene, including its revitalized Main Street district, boasts an abundance of restaurants, retail and hotels. That means festival patrons will get to explore fantastic new options.
*Views: Pedestrians walking the Big Four Bridge (Fab Four Bridge) will have a unique perspective overlooking the festival site from above. And, festival goers will be steps away from the iconic Louisville skyline view from the Big Four Bridge.
Direct access for boaters: The $3 million renovation to the Jeffersonville marina, now called Fisherman’s Wharf, houses 15 boat slips, 30 boat docks, and a kayakers’ area.
*Parking: 1,200 free parking spaces are within a half-mile of Big Four Station Park.*The 2017 festival will coincide with a number of musical anniversaries: 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the 50th anniversary of the release of the greatest album in rock history – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Wave 3 News Abbey Road on the River will celebrate the musical history milestones with a lineup of popular musicians from that 1967 summer:
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Grammy-winner Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon
American rock band The Grass Roots
The Family Stone
Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders
American rock band Ambrosia
Former Wings band members Laurence Juber (guitarist) and Steve Holley (drummer).
The Clarion Hotel Conference Center and Sheraton Louisville Riverside will serve as headquarter hotels for guests. For more information and to purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.arotr.com.