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Beatles Tribute: Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary

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Events Center West

1701 25th Street

West Des Moines, IA 50266

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EAM Productions is pleased to announce a series of concerts celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The concerts will be held on June 1st, June 2nd and June 3rd.


On June 1, 1967, the Beatles released what many consider the greatest album of all time - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band despite perceptions their glory days were over. A few months later they then released another iconic album - Magical Mystery Tour.

On June 1st - 3rd at Events Center West (the old Billy Joe's Picture Show) EAM Productions will present a Beatles Tribute celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The celebration will open with a lecture from Iowa's leading expert on the Beatles, Dr. David Stuart, an Associate Professor at ISU followed by the first of our five concerts.

On Saturday we will host a free Beatles film festival. We do encourage early arrivals because seating is limited. Concessions will be available throughout the day and donations to underwrite the cost of the festival are welcomed but not required.

June 1st
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.
Lecture by Dr. David Stuart 6:00 p.m.
Dr. Stuart, an Associate Professor of Music at Iowa State University has taught a Beatles Seminar/Course since January 1981 following the assassination of John Lennon. He’s Iowa’s foremost expert on the Beatles and this lecture and following Q & A promises to be a treat for both the hardcore Beatles fan and those newly discovering their timeless and iconic music.

Concert #1 featuring Rocky Raccoon 7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Rocky Raccoon, Iowa’s leading Beatles Tribute Band and one of the best in the Midwest, will perform the music from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. Between the two albums our narrator will share insights into the Beatles impact on music, film, fashion and pop culture.

June 2nd
Doors Open 6:00 p.m.
Concert #2 featuring Rocky Raccoon 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Rocky Raccoon, Iowa’s leading Beatles Tribute Band and one of the best in the Midwest, will perform the music from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. Between the two albums our narrator will share insights into the Beatles impact on music, film, fashion and pop culture.

Concert #3 featuring Rocky Raccoon 9:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Rocky Raccoon, Iowa’s leading Beatles Tribute Band and one of the best in the Midwest, will perform the music from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. Between the two albums our narrator will share insights into the Beatles impact on music, film, fashion and pop culture.

June 3rd
Beatles Film Festival (Free) 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The four films that feature the Beatles will be shown in their entirety - Yellow Submarine, Hard Day’s Night, Help and Magical Mystery Tour - with introductions from Carl Johnson who has taught a Beatles film course for more than a decade.

Q & A on Beatles Film and their impact on cinema featuring Carl Johnson 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concert #4 featuring Rocky Raccoon 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Rocky Raccoon, Iowa’s leading Beatles Tribute Band and one of the best in the Midwest, will perform the music from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. Between the two albums our narrator will share insights into the Beatles impact on music, film, fashion and pop culture.

Concert #5 featuring Rocky Raccoon 8:30 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Rocky Raccoon, Iowa’s leading Beatles Tribute Band and one of the best in the Midwest, will perform the music from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. Between the two albums our narrator will share insights into the Beatles impact on music, film, fashion and pop culture.

Attendees will also receive a commemorative Beatles Tribute publication.

For more information call Jonathan at 515-770-1218.
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