Yesterday and Today: The 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles’ First North American Concert

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An exhibition of Mike Mitchell’s original photographs will be on sale with proceeds benefiting the DC Preservation League.

Washington, DC (February 5, 2014) – On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena will reenact the very first Beatles concert in America that took place here in Washington, DC Tuesday, February 11, 1964, exactly fifty years ago.

The iconic performance will be replicated by tribute band, Beatlemania Now (see video below) and will play the original set list and then play other Beatles favorites.

Presented by the DC Preservation League and Douglas Development Corporation, tickets will available at www.beatlesyesterdayandtoday.com at $45 for general admission standing tickets and $100 for seating.

The Coliseum, located at 1132 3rd St NE, will open at 6pm and offer a selection of goodies from local food trucks and live music performed by Something Wild, an exhibition of Mike Mitchell’s original photographs, which will be on sale with proceeds benefiting the DC Preservation League, as well as other surprises.

The concert will be opened by The Beatles original opener Tommy Roe and a 20-minute historic documentary featuring the history of The Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena from its concept and construction through its current and future incarnation.

For more information and tickets, please go to: www.beatlesyesterdayandtoday.com

Check out a video from Beatlemania Now:

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