Yesterday & Today: The 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
Following their triumphant introduction on the Ed Sullivan show, The Beatles very first concert in North America began at 8:31 p.m. on February 11, 1964 at the Washington Coliseum at 3rd & M Streets, NE. The sell-out show was attended by 8,092 screaming fans. This concert began the ‘British Invasion’ at the dawn of one of America’s most tumultuous eras, and would influence our collective culture for years to come.
50 years later, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the DC Preservation League and Douglas Development Corporation will commemorate this iconic event at the landmark Uline Arena (later known as the Washington Coliseum) with a tribute performance by the nationally renowned band – Beatlemania Now. Tickets go on sale beginning November 1st at $45 for standing room and $100 for concert seating. Doors will open at 6 pm; with a carnival atmosphere of goodies from local food trucks and live music performed by Something Wild, as well as other surprises. Tommy Roe will take the stage at 7:30 to open the event as he did 50 years ago and Beatlemania Now will take the stage at 8:31 p.m. preceded by a 20-minute historic documentary.
Proceeds from the event benefit the advocacy and education programs of the DC Preservation League to preserve and protect the historic resources of our nation’s capital.
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DC Preservation League & Douglas Development Corporation
The DC Preservation League (DCPL) is Washington’s only citywide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic resources of our nation’s capital. Since its founding in 1971 as Don’t Tear It Down, DCPL has helped preserve more than 175 individual landmarks and countless properties in historic districts across the city beginning with preventing the demolition of the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Other notable successes for the organization include pursuing landmark nominations for the Warner Theatre, the Woodward and Lothrop building on F Street, NW, the Hecht Company Warehouse on New York Avenue, NE, and the landmark designation of the L’Enfant Plan for the City of Washington. DCPL also pursued designation of the Uline Arena (Washington Coliseum) which was listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites in 2006.
Douglas Development Corporation is one of the most dominant and successful real estate developers in the Washington area controlling nearly 9 million square feet. The Company and its principals have earned a national reputation as a leader in redevelopment of historic properties. Douglas Development’s most notable, visible and well known projects are in the thriving entertainment district of Washington, and have served as the catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire area.