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All You Need Is Love (And Enthusiasm) At BeatleFest In Rye Brook

Rob Astornio, center, with other dignataries, on stage to launch The Fest.
Rob Astornio, center, with other dignataries, on stage to launch The Fest. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Rob Astorino making the formal introduction to launching The Fest.
Rob Astorino making the formal introduction to launching The Fest. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Signage for The Fest is all over the Hilton hotel.
Signage for The Fest is all over the Hilton hotel. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Beatles memorabilia will be on display at The Hilton Westchester.
Beatles memorabilia will be on display at The Hilton Westchester. Photo Credit: Submitted
Enjoy the music of the Beatles at Beatlemania.
Enjoy the music of the Beatles at Beatlemania. Photo Credit: Submitted
The balloons are in place, including strawberry fields ones.
The balloons are in place, including strawberry fields ones. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

This story has been updated.

RYE BROOK, N.Y. – Beatles fans: Get set to rock!

County Executive Rob Astorino celebrated “Beatlemania” today at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook alongside Mark and Carol Lapidos, The Fest for Beatles Fans founders, and got a behind-the-scenes look at the convention’s weekend-long festivities. Several highly-acclaimed tribute bands and musicians joined the line-up to perform several songs that will be featured in the festival.

Among the musicians attending: Multi-million-selling recording artist Gary Wright, who played keyboards for both George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Laurence Juber, lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s band Wings, and Grammy-winning producer Russ Titelman, who produced Harrison’s self-titled album in 1979.

“The Beatles’ popularity has never faded and we’re thrilled to host this major celebration of the iconic band here in Westchester County,” said Astorino.

“An event like The Fest is a great example of the kind of exciting attractions that we like to bring to Westchester,” added Natasha Caputo, Director of Westchester County Tourism. “We are enthusiastic about the upcoming convention and look forward to the buzz surrounding this phenomenal celebration.”

Dare we say, "Let it Be?"

For more information -- there are still tickets -- visit http://www.thefest.com/2015-fests/new-york-metro-march-20-22-2015/ .

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