12th Ave Arts July 5-6, 2019 Open rehearsal—8:30 pm, Friday, July 5 Main Event—8:30pm, Saturday, July 6 Press release
It's a perfect metaphor, that the Beatles' performing careers started in a cavern and ended on a rooftop. But the seven-year climb wasn't at all linear. After three punishing concert tours around the globe, the Beatles abandoned the road and turned inward. The second half of their careers spanned from 1966-69, and resulted in their most indelible material: the albums Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper, The White Album, and Abbey Road, and songs like "Something," "Let It Be," "Come Together," "Here Comes the Sun," "A Day in the Life," "Helter Skelter," and "Strawberry Fields Forever." Aside from two brief television appearances, the most remarkable songs in the Beatles catalog were delivered to the masses only on vinyl and over the radio. None were ever performed by their makers in front of a live audience.
Join Strawberry Theatre Workshop on Independence Day Weekend 2019 for a tribute to the songs that the Beatles never played. Paul Hiraga of Downpilot leads an all-star band for Beatleconcert at 12th Ave Arts on Capitol Hill. No costumes, no accents, and no Beatlemania. Just the music they made played in an intimate setting that the Beatles themselves never knew.
On Friday, July 5, the band invites 75 patrons to watch an open rehearsal—music developed and performed in the manner of the studio. The next night, Saturday, July 6, the musicians attack the set list in an improvised music club in the Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts. Both shows begin at 8pm.
All proceeds to benefit Strawberry Theatre Workshop programs for 2019-20.
music of John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
performed by Paul Hiraga Jeff Brown Tim DiJulio Michael Musburger Rebecca Young
with guests Robb Benson Jose Gonzales Julia Massey Bhama Roget Tekla Waterfield
Main Event—doors open 8:00; music 8:30pm Saturday, July 6 Table seating $24 General seating $18
Open rehearsal—doors open 8:00pm; music 8:30pm Friday July 5 General seating $12