Take the long and winding road with a little help from your friends to the Fest for Beatles Fans 2015 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare August 14-16, and stay at the nearby and much more affordable Elk Grove Chicago Hotel!
The Fest for Beatles Fans began in 1974 when a clerk in a record store in New York decided to start a festival devoted to all things Beatles. He managed to meet John Lennon and get the rock legend’s endorsement, and the rest is history.
The Fest for Beatles Fans will feature lots of music and fun, and a Beatles marketplace. This year’s special guest is Louis Harrison, sister of the George. Liverpool, the fest’s house band, will feature Drew Hill, Chris Camilleri, John Merjave, and Glen Burtnik. There will be 60s Dress-Up contests and Beatles lookalike contests!
The Fest Shop will feature Beatles apparel, books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, calendars, kitchen ware, blankets, ornaments, magnets and a whole lot more! Many authors of Beatles books will be there!
Guest stars include Bob Eubanks (former Beatles producer), Mark Rivera (Ringo’s former manager), Jack Oliver (former president Apple Records), and Master of Ceremonies (and Beatles fanatic) Terri Hemmert. Enjoy the Beatles Museum’s displays of pictures, articles and memorabilia. The Kids Corner will offer activities that are age appropriate.
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare is located at 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue in Rosemont. For tickets, go to www.thefest.com.
The Elk Grove Chicago Hotel, located just minutes away from the Fest for Beatles Fans, offers affordable, comfortable rooms with amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Our local shuttle can take you to Woodfield Mall, Allstate Arena and O’Hare Field. Ask about our Park, Stay and Fly special rates!