Beatlemania will be in full force Saturday at a North Park-based music venue during an all-day celebration known as the annual San Diego Beatles Fair.
The event revolves around all things related to the Fab Four including, of course, lots and lots of live music. It runs from noon to 11 p.m. at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center at 3925 Ohio St.
Organizers say the main stage at the venue will showcase performances from groups like the Dave Humphries Band, The Baja Bugs and The Rollers – all covering classic Beatles tunes.
Denny Laine, an original member of the Moody Blues, will also perform. Laine is one degree of separation from the Beatles: he was a member of the group Wings with Paul McCartney from 1971 to 1981.
Musician Cody Lovaas will sing his hits, too, as well as Beatles covers.
The venue’s Simply Local Stage will also play host to musical acts. A 21+ patio area will include an acoustic open mic stage and cocktails.
Besides music, the San Diego Beatles Fair will include the Ohio Street Vendors Block – a shopping area boasting everything Beatles, including memorabilia, collectibles and records, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade items created by local vendors. A designated kids zone will include activities to keep the little ones entertained.
Local gourmet food trucks will be on-site all day so fair attendees can grab a bite and drinks.
The San Diego Beatles Fair is a grassroots event organized by fans. This marks the fourth year it has taken over Queen Bee’s in North Park. For more details, visit this website.
General admission tickets can be purchased online for right around $27. Tickets for students, military and seniors are just over $22, while tickets for children ages nine to 15 come out to $11.54. Kids eight years old and younger get in free.