Abbey Road on the River is happening in Louisville, KY over Memorial Day weekend and will feature a near-constant lineup of bands, guest speakers, films, contests, and other special events, all of which to celebrate the still-thriving legacy of the legendary Beatles. The tenth year of “the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival,” Abbey Road on the River will take place from Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 31 at the Galt House Hotel and Belvedere Festival Park. Gretsch Guitars is co-sponsoring the event.
Gretsch enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a personal appearance, dubbed the Fred & Joe Show, by Fred Gretsch and Gretsch Guitars product specialist Joe Carducci on Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a multimedia presentation covering the history of the Gretsch Company beginning in 1883 when Fred Gretsch’s great-grandfather, Friedrich Gretsch first started making musical instruments in Brooklyn, New York. Also discussed will be the musicians who have woven the Gretsch sound into the fabric of modern pop culture since the 1930s when Gretsch guitar production began. Finally, a special tribute to George Harrison will be featured along with prizes and chance to win a Gretsch guitar!
Abbey Road on the River takes place twice a year, once in Louisville over Memorial Day weekend and then again in National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.) over Labor Day weekend.