The BackBeats are playing in St. Joseph this weekend.
The BackBeats are playing in St. Joseph this weekend.

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St. Jo brings Beatles tribute band

Published 9:13pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra is throwing the ultimate beach party to start the summer off right.
“Here Comes the Sun!” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Shadowland Pavilion-Silver Beach.
Live music will be provided by The BackBeats, regarded by some as the No. 1 Beatles Tribute Show in Michigan. The BackBeats takes a Magical Mystery of yesteryear with classics such as “Ticket to Ride,” “Hard Days Night,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Love Me Do” and “Twist and Shout.”
A pre-concert featuring local acoustic guitarist Lindsey Mierau begins at 5:15 p.m.
The BackBeats are the only Michigan-based Beatles show to have had sponsorship by both of the major classic rock Detroit radio stations (FM 104.3 and FM 94.7) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. In 2009, when The Beatles released its highly anticipated video game “Beatles: Rockband,” it was The BackBeats that were hired to represent the band for the release of the game in the Michigan Market.
The BackBeats are also the only Michigan-based Beatles group whose members have traveled abroad to perform, including performances in Liverpool, at the famed Cavern Club. Over the past three years, the band has extended its performance locales and can now be seen performing in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California and Canada.
The BackBeats methodology has always been that, although no one can deny the importance of recreating the music with note-for-note accuracy, it’s the presentation of the material, the ability to keep the audiences dancing, clapping, and laughing, that has always make the bad stand out among the scores of tribute bands around the world.
Tickets are $25 for lawn seating with attendees bringing chairs or blankets. A reserved table with 10 tickets is $300.
Tickets will be available the day of the concert at the box office and increase by $5
Food and drinks will be available for purchase. No coolers, food or drink carry-ins allowed.

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