When: Fri., Feb. 7 2014
On Feb. 7, 1964, the Beatles came to the States and became an overnight sensation. Their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show broke all kinds of records and just about everyone in the country instantly knew the names of the Fab Four. Today, downtown Kent pays tribute to the Beatles with the two-day Kent BeatleFest. The event marks the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania with free performances by Beatle and British Invasion tribute acts. The bands will play tonight at 12 downtown clubs. Admission is free. Tomorrow night, the tribute act Hard Days Night performs at 8 at the Kent Stage. Those tickets are $15. (Niesel) kentbeatlefest.com.