12th Ave Arts July 9-11, 2020 Open rehearsal—8:30 pm, Thursday, July 9 Main Event—8:30pm, Friday, July 10-11 Press release Calendar
[Note: if this event is postponed due to restrictions required by the coronavirus pandemic, we will reschedule November 12-14 and honor all tickets for those dates]
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 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 Thursday, July 9, the band invites 75 patrons to watch an open rehearsal—music developed and performed in the manner of the studio. The next two nights, Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, the musicians attack the set list in an improvised music club in the Mainstage Theatre at 12th Ave Arts. Both shows begin at 8:30pm.
All proceeds to benefit Strawberry Theatre Workshop programs for 2020/21.
music of John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
performed by Paul Hiraga Rebecca Young Jeff Brown Tim DiJulio Michael Musburger
special guests Carie Akre Tomo Nakayama Ric Pentilla Bhama Roget
Main Event—doors open 7:30; music 8:30pm Friday and Saturday, July 10-11 Table seating $30 General seating $21
Open rehearsal—doors open 7:30pm; music 8:30pm Thursday July 9 General seating $12