Beatles fans are going to get their fix this weekend.
This year’s annual London Beatles Festival was canceled due to downtown construction, but organizers have instead put together a two-day mini-festival to whet fans’ appetites for 2019.
Two Groovy Nights, sponsored by A Taste of Britain, is on at the Palace Theatre Friday and Saturday, featuring a renowned Ringo Starr tribute artist, Ringer Star (Mike Callahan), and Canada’s top tribute band, The Caverners.
Saturday afternoon there will also be a forum of music and Beatles experts talking about the band, which continues to influence pop culture more than 50 years after they arrived on the scene.
“We scaled back the festival after last year’s three-day success (5,000-plus fans turned out), but we still wanted an event for Beatles fans to whet their appetites for next year when we’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album,” said organizer Paul Rivard.
“That will be big.”