Abbey Road on the River, affectionately referred to as "AROTR", the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, is now in its 17th year! In 2018, the festival will be held May 24-28 over Memorial Day Weekend, at the Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville, IN.
For festival goers, Abbey Road on the River is truly the weekend they mark their year by. That’s because each year when people from all over the U.S. and abroad come together to celebrate the music of one of the best bands of all time, they reunite with their “Beatles family” and celebrates 5 days of peace, love and rock-n-roll.
Attendees will enjoy over 250 Beatles and 60’s themed concerts performed by 50 different bands from around the world, including our 2018 headlining bands... America and Vanilla Fudge!
Other festival highlights will include our signature LOVE show, when a collection of 35 musicians will recreate note-for-note George Martin’s seminal album that is the soundtrack to the smash hit in Las Vegas - Cirque du Soleil's LOVE. This year, with a little help from our friends, we will also celebrate the 50th anniversaries of The White Album and Hey Jude with special concerts, films, and speakers.
Attendees can also enjoy a Beatles-merchandise marketplace, on-site food and beverages, retail and craft vendors, interactive art and a kid’s area.
More than 20,000 music fans from across the universe have been regularly attending Abbey Road on the River since 2002. They come with friends, with kids, with grandkids, or even alone. They come because it’s a place where everybody’s happy. A place where the fans mingle with the bands, and the bands become fans when they watch fellow bands perform. A place where every day is like a magical mystery tour down memory lane.
Abbey Road on the River is held at Big Four Station Park located at Chestnut and Pearl Streets in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana at the foot of the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge that connects the Louisville and Jeffersonville waterfronts.
Additionally we present shows at 300 Spring Street and The Radisson Hotel Grand Ballroom. Not only is Jeffersonville a beautiful backdrop to enjoy and celebrate Beatles music, but it offers numerous local eateries, cute shops and the beautiful Ohio Riverfront that are easy to walk to and explore!