Eight Days of Beatles Celebration taking place on Fremont Street
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Paul Casey and showgirls cross Abbey Road on Fremont Street during the "Eight Days of Beatle Celebration." The event recognizes The Beatles 50th Anniversary in Las Vegas. Friday, August 8, 2014. Photo: Image by DARRIN BUSH/LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU
The Eight Days of Beatles Celebration, in honor of the group's 50th anniversary, will take place Aug. 8-20 in downtown Las Vegas.
A recreation of the famous Abbey Road England will be put into place on Fremont Street between 6th and 7th streets and the general public will be welcome to cross the street "Fab Four" style. A press conference will be held on Aug. 8 to kick off the celebration.
A Beatles tribute show will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12-20 at the El Cortez hotel-casino and a rooftop concert will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 at the El Cortez. All performances are free and open to the public.
The celebration is being produced by Paul Casey Entertainment of Las Vegas. Click here for additional information.
Even though the Beatles only performed twice in Las Vegas, Las Vegas has embraced them along with the rest of the world. The Las Vegas Convention Center is unveiling a plaque and multimedia exhibition titled "The Beatles: Las Vegas 1964" on Aug. 12 to commemorate the Las Vegas shows. The exhibit will be on display in the grand lobby of the convention center through Oct. 27.
There are currently two shows in Las Vegas that pay tribute to The Beatles: "B - A Tribute to the Beatles" at Planet Hollywood is an authentic tribute show. It features live musicians, spunky dancers and Fab Four impersonators. The shows take place daily in the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood. Click here for more information.
Cirque du Soleil's "The Beatles LOVE" is presented to thousands of fans each week at The Mirage. Famed Beatles producer George Martin and his son Giles composed the musical backdrop for the popular show. Click here for tickets.
The Beatles formed in Liverpool, England, in 1960. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star. It quickly became one of most influential bands in history.