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I have to say I really enjoyed this years Beatles Fest. Much had to do with giving the fest more room. It made it much easier to walk around! This was the first year for this venue arrangement, taking it to the street for the fest, Hohman Avenue to be exact.
Local bands who love music, who love The Beatles, and the best tribute Beatles band around. You really could not ask for more. Well, yes you can, two band stages to give you musical entertainment throughout the entire day!
This is one great event because it was all local. Local bands, local food trucks, local sponsors, and local participants like Paul Henry's Art Gallery located in Hammond. Shop local!
Sponsors are very important to this event. Without them we could not afford to have so many quality bands and low price tickets. The sponsors take on this burden to give back to the community. It has been said many times, and I will write it, without our local business sponsors this event may not have taken place. Here is the list of this seasons sponsors:
ATG Real Estate Development, Lear Corporation, Unilever, Franciscan St. Margaret Health, Potash Corp, Bellsom Electric, Accucraft Imaging, Indiana Harbor Belt, RainMaker Irrigation, Meier's Landscaping & Lawn Service, Leopardo Energy, Cender & Company LLC, Community Financial Service Centers, Amereco, Inc., Tri-State Automation, Budd Mechanical Systems, Hammond Urban Enterprise Association, Arnel Inc.
Given that, there were two price offers this year that I am not sure people understood, $10 for General Admission and $25 for VIP Admission. The $10 General Admission went up to $20 the day of the event. The $25 allowed you to be closer to the stage, and those tickets sold out first. Remember this for next year peeps!
Enjoy the Fest with me!!! The first photo starts around 1:15 pm with staff sampling some of the water melon slices. I had one . . . they were goooood . . .
All roads were properly marked for Beatles Fest . . .
The problem with new cameras and automatic focus is, they automatic focus. Still, the next photograph, even though not what I wanted to focussed on, was cool enough to show you. (Follow the bouncing ball into bucket #5.)
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