Right here in the virtual plane on Zoom in BALLZOOMS and on Facebook live, August 7-9, with special guests originally planned for the live Chicago Fest: Mary Wilson, Jenny Boyd
, Gregg Bissonette
, Peter Asher
, Billy J. Kramer
, Jeremy Clyde
, Laurence Juber and Mark Lewisohn
. Since we had to cancel the live Fest, we decided to contact some of our favorite past guests and others. They all said yes! Klaus Voormann
, Donovan with Chris Murray
, Freda Kelly
, Bettye LaVette
, and the SiriusXM Beatles Channel Panel. Fest band LIVERPOOL will be in concert on Saturday night Live from the Cutting Room
in NYC, your favorite Beatles authors and experts will be there, your beloved Fest events and activities will be taking place all weekend, and dozens of Beatles bands and solo artists will be live in concert all weekend long! Showtimes will be on CHICAGO TIME! Friday 5pm – Sunday at… let’s call it “midnight”
This would have been our 44th year in Chicago… and so in that spirit, tickets
will be $44 a piece for the whole weekend! Each ticket will be connected to an email – and that email will get you into the full Zoom experience all weekend. If you are a multi-person Beatle crew in one house who want to share a ticket and zoomscreen, that is possible! However, the perks of each person having their own ticket are:
1). Each ticket gives you an entry to win Linda McCartney’s book The Polaroid Diaries, SIGNED by Paul McCartney, worth $2000
2). Having your own ticket will give you your own unique Zoom registration, with your face in the video chat on your device, see your friends and participate in activities, and give you control of where you wander in the multiple Zoom Rooms in the virtual “hotel”!
3). A portion of the ticket sales will be going to R.A.G.E. Resident Association of Greater Englewood
in Chicago. They’ve been doing fabulous mutual aid work the in response to Covid, and for the last decade! A portion will also be going to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and John & Yoko’s Spirit Foundation – we have been raising money for both of these orgs through charity raffles for 40 years.
Fab 4). Each ticket supports The Fest and allows us to bring you more Beatles fun in the future!