FROM THE AROTR WIKI:
Abbey Road on the River (AROTR) is a music festival honoring the music and legend of The Beatles. It takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on Memorial Day weekend and in Washington DC Labor Day weekend at National Harbor, MD, both lasting five days. Attracting over 30,000 attendants to Louisville's Belvedere, Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States.
The festival had its start in 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio, then moved to its current location in 2005. Since the move, Abbey Road on the River has expanded greatly, with an average of over 60 bands annually.
Abbey Road on the River hosts many different types of Tribute Bands. Some bands look, sound, and behave like the Beatles. Other bands play Beatles music accurately, but do not dress or act as Beatles. Other bands celebrate the music of Lennon & McCartney and George Harrison without trying to reproduce the Beatles' sound.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Because John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr made the world a happier place, we promise to extend their vision by creating a welcoming and carefree environment for their fans to come together with friends and family to experience their gift of music, written and performed with peace, love, and non-violence at its heart.
We further pledge to emulate their gentleness and compassion, and as John and George lived on their own terms, so too, do Paul and Ringo continue to live in good health and communicate their unique talents and love for humanity.
It is with great respect and gratitude that we celebrate their music and
the spirit that continues to bring us all together.
In their names, we pledge to have fun.