BENTON GEORGE HARRISON BEATLE FESTIVAL 2007
~ September 8th, 2007 ~ Benton, IL 62812 ~
In September of 1963, GEORGE HARRISON visited his sister LOUISE in her hometown of Benton, IL. During his 2 week stay, George sat in, and performed with, local band, The FOUR VESTS, 5 months before The BEATLES came to America and performed on the Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964! 44 years later, GEORGE & The BEATLES will be remembered & honored with an all day festival featuring live music, classic cars, memorabilia and more!
Performance at the Benton Civic Center by:
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (w/ JIMMY POU as George) Tickets are $10. For ticket information contact, Ashley @ WQRL (618) 435-8100
1pm - 7pm ~ Live music downtown in the Square by:
PETER CONRAD (Harrisongs & More . . . Handled With Care)
WARREN BATTS (from Bill Haley’s Original Comets)
2 of the Original FOUR VESTS (w/ “special guests” sitting in)
Local bands & performers who played in the area during the ..60’s
and more, arranged by WQRL’s “Listener Appreciation Week”
4pm - 9pm ~ The REND LAKE CAR SHOW, Antique Shops & Stores
11am - 6pm ~ Within the HARD DAY’S NITE B&B “Beatle House”:
* Q & A with those who visited with George in '63 * Live Performances on the Back Porch * Trivia Game with prizes * Vendors, Tours & More!
To get to the B&B from the Square, take 14-West. 1-1/2 mi, cross the railroad tracks, look for a large brick gymnasium on your left hand side, and turn left on McCann Street. It is the first house on your left.. color of the Yellow Submarine!
For more information, feel free to contact Sarah at:
HARD DAY’S NITE Bed & Breakfast
113 McCann Street – Benton, IL 62812
(The house where George stayed . . . All Those Years Ago!)
(618) 438-2328 or: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
web site: http://www.harddaysnitebnb.com/mainpg.htm
"A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL!"