Third Annual Kent Beatlefest Returns to Downtown Kent on February 19


One of the most talented group of singers and songwriters to ever walk the planet, the Beatles left behind an incredible musical legacy. To this day, tribute acts try to recapture the band’s glory.

Slated to take place in downtown Kent from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Feb. 19, the third annual Kent Beatlefest aims to honor the Fab Four as 23 bands showcase “their unique take on Beatles songs” at 18 different venues.

Full-on Beatles cover bands like Abby Road perform at Dominick’s. Local hero Colin Dussault’s “Beatles Project” offers a blues take on the British band's music, and Helen Welch emphasizes a jazzy lounge style at Bricco. Rick Locoboni will present Behind the Music of the Beatles, a look into the band’s business model and the group’s songs themselves, at the Kent Cheesemonger. This year’s Kent Beatlefest will also feature Opus 216, a string ensemble showcasing a “fun twist” on the Fab Four’s songs. Admission is free. You can find a schedule at

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