Michelle Branch, Billy Ray Cyrus, Martina McBride & More Set for The Beatles 50th at the Bowl, 8/22-24
It's been 50 years since the Beatles took Los Angeles by storm with their first concert at the Hollywood Bowl on August 23, 1964. This year, Beatlemania returns to the Bowl stage with a re-creation of that iconic performance Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23, at 8 pm, as well as Sunday, August 24, at 7:30 pm. "Ringmaster" Dave Stewart (co-founder of the Eurythmics) is joined by a fantastic lineup of talented special guests - all huge fans of the legendary foursome: Australian superstar Vanessa Amorosi, performing all three nights; Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michelle Branch, performing Saturday and Sunday; multi-platinum recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus, performing all three nights; singer-songwriter and activist Mary Lambert, performing Friday and Sunday; multi-platinum superstar Martina McBride, performing Saturday and Sunday; soul singer Allen Stone, performing all three nights; and alternative R&B/soul singer Liv Warfield, performing all three nights. Producer/promoter/television personality Bob Eubanks, who brought the Fab Four to the Bowl 50 years ago, will be on hand all three evenings to participate in the concert.
This year's concert begins with the 1964 set list, which included hits such as "Twist and Shout," "She Loves You," "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "A Hard Day's Night," all in the first half. The second half of the performance features additional Beatles' classics such as "Blackbird," "Strawberry Fields," "Hey Jude," "All You Need is Love," and "Eleanor Rigby." The concert also features vintage clips in celebration of the Fab Four's L.A. invasion.
For more on the Beatles, the Beatles at the Bowl exhibit can be found on the second floor of the Hollywood Bowl Museum. The Museum is located on Peppertree Lane between the Box Office and Highland Avenue, and open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm, and Sunday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm.