Third annual Beatlefest hosted February 20

Alexis Amato

In honor of the Beatles coming to the United States 51 years ago, Kent will be hosting the third annual Beatlefest on February 20. Presented by Wayside Furniture, the festival will showcase a number of different artists covering songs by the Beatles and other British invasion-era music. All of the shows will be performed at 18 different venues in downtown Kent.

One of the featured artists, Abbey Road, will be performing at Dominick’s, a restaurant located on Franklin Avenue at 8 p.m. The band was formed in northeast Ohio in 1983 and is rated one of the top Beatles tribute bands in the world. They use the same guitars, amplifiers and drums that the Beatles used in their concerts.

All of the shows are free to see. To find more information on the bands and locations, visit

Alexis Amato is a business and neighborhoods reporter.