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Abbey Road on the River
Are you a Beatles fan? If you yearn for the peace and love of the 60s, you’ll love Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this event, May 25-29, will bring together 60s-era musicians to one great musical event.
It happened 50 years ago...
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released on June 1, 1967.
- The Summer of Love also happened in 1967 in San Francisco.
Want to make 2017 your summer of love? Click the links on the right to find out how to get the most out of your Abbey Road on the River experience!
Who’s Playing in 2017?
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Remember “Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter” and "Henry the VIII"? British Invasion Sensation Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will play Saturday, May 27 on the Main Stage at Abbey Road on the River. The Manchester native has been selling out venues throughout the world.
Notable singles: I'm Henry the VIII, I Am, There's a Kind of Hush, I'm into Something Good
Tickets: How to Get Them
Ultimate Ticket to Ride
If you’re a true fan of 60s music, you’ll want to spend every minute at the festival. The Ultimate Ticket to Ride tickets will give you access to the festival every day Thursday through Monday. The very best ticket, you’ll be able to see all concerts and events including Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Peter Asher, The Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, Ambrosia, and The Family Stone. The Ultimate Ticket to Ride enables you to have reserved seats in rows 2-11 after 6 p.m. plus all-day access to the air conditioned indoor venue, 300 Spring, as well as all late night activities. Buy Ultimate Ticket to Ride tickets online.
Exclusive! Saturday Main Event and Backstage Meet and Greet
If you want guaranteed front-row seats, the Saturday Main Event package is for you. Front row seating begins at 5 p.m. for Mark Lindsay and includes all concerts for the rest of the evening at the Main Stage including The Grass Roots, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, and The Family Stone.
From 6:15 to 7 p.m., you can meet Peter Asher, Peter Noone, and Mark Lindsay backstage. Then head back to your seats for shows featuring The Grass Roots, Peter Noone, and The Family Stone. Buy Saturday main event tickets online.
Single Day Reserved
If you can only stay for a day or two, you might want single day reserved seating tickets. These are valid Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and include all concerts and events including Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Peter Asher, The Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, Ambrosia, and The Family Stone. These tickets will give you access to the reserved seats in rows 12-30, which are available after 6 p.m. and all day access to air conditioned indoor venue 300 Spring and late night activities. Single Day Reserved Seats are theater style and are sold on a first come-first served basis. The on-site Box Office will exchange your ticket for a reserved section special wristband. Buy single day reserved tickets online.
General admission tickets are available and give you access to all outdoor concerts and events including Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay, Ambrosia, and The Family Stone on Saturday; Ambrosia on Friday; Jake Clemons and The Love Concert on Sunday. They are available on a first come, first-served basis. General admission seating will be behind reserved sections, where applicable. Lawn chairs and blanket seating.
Discounted general admission tickets are available for purchase at all area Thornton’s for just $20 (regular price is $35) and they include free admission for a 21 and under guest. Buy general admission tickets online.