Abbey Road Live at Music in the Park

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS

Olympia Music in the Park concerts most often feature local and regional acts, but this year’s series opens with a performance by Beatles tribute act Abbey Road Live, all the way from Athens, Georgia. The band, which will be in the Northwest to play at the Oregon Country Fair, neither dresses like the Fab Four nor attempts to exactly reproduce the album version of each song. Rather, it pays tribute to the essence of the music. This foursome has a repertoire of more than 100 Beatles tunes from hits to rarities, and incorporates clarinet and sitar into its shows. U.S. News and World Report described Abbey Road Live as “one of the world’s premier Beatles cover bands.” The band last played Music in the Park in 2015. (Despite the similar name, this is not the band that performed a Beatles tribute show in 2015 and 2016 at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts; that was the southern California-based Abbey Road.)

What: Abbey Road Live

Where: Sylvester Park,
615 Washington St. SE, Olympia

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5

How much: free

Get tickets: 360-357-8948 | Abbey Road Live