“Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” – Rolling Stone
St. Petersburg, FLA (December 16, 2019) – Going strong since the 1980s, “1964” The Tribute has earned a reputation as the most astonishingly accurate – in both sound and appearance – Fab Four tribute band. The group will be performing at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8pm.
Tickets range from $43.50 – $53.50 and go on sale Friday, December 20 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online at www.themahaffey.com, by phone at (727) 300-2000, or at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office from 11:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can begin purchasing tickets at 10am on Wednesday, December 18.
Back in 1964, a historical moment happened when Ed Sullivan brought The Beatles to his “Really Big Show” in New York City. Though all the phases of their incredible career were ground breaking, these early concert days are certainly what created the ‘MANIA’ around the group. It was the U.S. debut of The Beatles, introduced as “Great Britain’s cultural gift to America,“ who went on to become one of the biggest and most influential music groups in history.
Presenting songs released prior to the Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” The Tribute remarkably recreates an early ‘60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. Performing the hits are Mark Benson as John Lennon, Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney, Tom Work as George Harrison and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr. The incredible cast takes fans back to an iconic era performing rock classics such as “She Loves You,” “Eight Days a Week,” “All My Loving,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “From Me To You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and many more.
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. We provide arts education programs for youth, community outreach programs, and performances as well as concerts for the entire community with emphasis on diverse programming for youth, underserved audiences and families. Each year more than 20,000 school children are provided a field trip experience to learn Florida State curriculum through a live theater performance. This Class Acts Educational Performance series is in its 27th season and serves students from six counties. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that funding is in place to continue providing diverse programming in the theater for the general public.