“Will you still need me,
Will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?”
If you’re a fan of Abbey Road on the River music festival, the answer is absolutely yes.
This year, instead of one festival, organizers expanded to two festivals and decided to move Abbey Road on The River to the fall. Penny Lane in the Park is a smaller two-day festival that will preview the Beatles songs on two stages.
Penny Lane at the Park (Big Four Station)
Beatle-mania proves that it is alive and well as ever with the Penny Lane in the Park music festival (May 29 & 30 at Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville) added to Memorial Day weekend for 2021. Typically, that weekend is five days of Beatles music with Abbey Road on the River. Penny Lane at the Park will give music lovers a preview of the event that has moved to Labor Day weekend for 2021.
Since Abbey Road on the River was done virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic, festival organizers wanted to do something special for Abbey Road on the River fans. Because more people are getting vaccinated, virus numbers are lower, and the park lends itself to social distance festival organizers are using the Penny Lane in the Park to try out the new normal. The festival will cost only $10 (Children 10 and under are free), and ticket sales will be limited to comply with covid-19 safety protocols.
The Penny Lane in the Park festival will feature 10-12 bands with The Newbees from Cincinnati headlining. Special guests from Puerto Rico, The Jukebox Beatles, are also performing. Fans will see local favorites and get a taste of what’s to come at Abbey Road on The River.
Penny Lane at the Park Covid-19 Safety Protocols
Because this is the first large event being attempted by the city of Jeffersonville and the organizers during COVID, it is especially important that patrons read and follow the rules. We all want to get back to fun and we can do that by working together. The festival will ask folks to wear masks in designated areas, socially distance and bring hand sanitizers and refillable water bottles for drinking. A complete set of festival rules will be posted soon at AROTR.com.
Abbey Road on the River: Sept. 2-6, 2021
With headliners like The Fab Four, Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon fame, The Weeklings, and Gavin Pring, Abbey Road on the River is keeping pace with its always eclectic Beatles offerings. The festival will run for its usual five days Sept. 2 – 6. With COVID-19 still an issue, some of the acts are pending international travel allowances.
Tickets for Abbey Road on the River are $45 for daily general admission. Other weekend passes and specialty passes range from $79.95 to $219.95. Tickets are available for purchase for both festivals through the arotr.com website. A small selection of local hotels is linked to the site for accommodations.