Beatles Week at Seattle Center Celebrates Milestone with Music and More, 8/18-23

Beatles Week at Seattle Center Celebrates Milestone with Music and More, 8/18-23

The Beatles made their Washington State premiere on Aug. 21, 1964, playing to 14,300 frenzied fans in Seattle Center Coliseum (now KeyArena), the first concert ever in the building. Now 50 years later, this historic appearance will be celebrated with with Beatles Week at Seattle Center, Aug. 18-23. The Beatles-themed sights, sounds and savory offerings include:

Music spanning all the years of The Beatles played at International Fountain, Aug 18-23.

Beatles-themed specials at Seattle Center Armory food merchants including: 50% off Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake Dips at The Confectional; and 50% off Strawberry Fields Forever - Strawberry Red Bull Italian soda, Blackbird Mocha - Blackberry mocha, and All You Need is a Latte - Hazelnut latte at Ceres Roasting Company.

Beatles music played at the Space Needle, on the observation deck and gift shop levels.

Special Beatles Week Proclamation by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Laser Beatles, featuring classic Beatles songs choreographed live in brilliant laser light, daily at 1:45 p.m.; and Laser Beatles: Sgt. Pepper, exploring this immortal album in its entirety through the medium of laser light, daily at 4:45 p.m., Aug. 18-23, in the Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center. More at:

Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour The Beatles Remembered, with Beatles-themed music, drinks, trivia, and prizes, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in Seattle Center Armory.

The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Visit to Seattle Center Celebration!, a free concert, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Mural Amphitheatre. Cover band Crème Tangerine performs at this benefit for Northwest Harvest. Canned goods and donations will be accepted on site. More at:

Kids are invited to create their own Beetle Bug with recycled materials and travel it along the Seattle Children's Museum's 'Abbey Road', 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. Here's the complete Beatles-themed schedule for the day: 10:30 a.m., Wellness: Baby Beatles Music and Dance; 11:30 a.m., Wellness: Twist and Shout; 12 p.m., Story Time: Itty Bitty Bugs; 1 p.m., Art: Beatle Bugs; 2:30 p.m., Music and Dance: Exploring Keyboards; 3:30 p.m., Art: Beatle Bugs; and at 4:30 p.m., Story Time: Itty Bitty Bugs.

"Get Back" Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Seattle with celebrated artists presented by Synergia NW 2014, 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

The Beatles came to Seattle at a time of tremendous civic excitement and idealism following the extraordinary success of the 1962 World's Fair, and it reaffirmed the place of the city in global popular culture. The Beatles also inspired countless local musicians, who later earned their own renown; and the band's legacy lives on, touching new generations with enduring melodies and lyrics that speak of simple, yet profound truths.

For Seattle Center, The Beatles launched a half century of truly incredible live music at Seattle Center Coliseum/KeyArena and helped established Seattle Center as an important entertainment hub for our region. Beatles Week highlights many indoor and outdoor performance venues on the grounds.

Beatles Week at Seattle Center is presented by Seattle Center in partnership with the City of Seattle, Pacific Science Center, Space Needle, Seattle Children's Museum, and Synergia NW. For more information on Beatles Week, visit or call 206 684-7200.

Seattle Center serves as an extraordinary arts, civic and family gathering place in the core of our region. The more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations residing on the 74-acre campus, together with a broad range of public and community programs, offer nearly 5,000 events attracting 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.15 billion in business activity and $387 million in labor income. Activities at Seattle Center are supported by Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, Worldmark by Wyndham, and the City of Seattle.

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