Abbey Road on the River returns Memorial Day weekend

The five-day music festival is the world’s largest tribute to The Beatles.

Three musicians playing guitars dressed as The Beatles.

The five-day fest features 50+ bands devoted to The Beatles and other classic 1960s musicians like Jimi Hendrix and the Doors.

Photo by Abbey Road on the River

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This Memorial Day weekend, downtown Jeffersonville, IN will relive the 1960s Beatlemania as fans “Come Together” for the annual Abbey Road on the River (AROTR) music festival at Big Four Station Park — a 10-minute drive from downtown or ~15-minute walk across the Big Four Bridge for Louisvillians.

Let’s break down this Fab Four-tasic fest that kicked off yesterday and everything it’s packing through Monday, May 29.

Large crowd of people at a concert at night.

Abbey Road on the River has been bringing Beatles fans together since 2002.

Photo by Michael Stewart


Tony Kishmanwho looks a lot like the real Paul McCartney — will headline tonight at 7:15 p.m. and on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. with his band Live And Let Die. The performances include a multimedia experience of Paul McCartney’s music.

BritBeat will tell the history of The Beatles during their set with six costume changes and an immersive stage backdrop tonight at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 27 at 3 p.m.

Colombian tribute band Classicstone will take the stage several times throughout the festival to perform note-by-note shows dedicated to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Queen.

Other notable acts to see include Drew Harrison, who will play John Lennon’s music unplugged, and The Beatelles, a four-piece female group from Chicago. See AROTR’s full lineup.

Group of four women  dressed up from the 1960s.

Over 20,000 music fans attend Abbey Road on the River every year.

Photo by Abbey Road on the River


In addition to concerts, the fest will also host Beatles-themed yoga and meditation, free guitar lessons, an art walk with interactive photo ops, and a marketplace with art vendors and Beatles merch. Check out the full list of activities.

Family-friendly perks

Wristbands to AROTR allow for re-entry so attendees can come and go each day. Plus, the two main stages are located by the park’s playground and disc golf course and the venue boasts tons of shaded lawn space and paved sidewalks for strollers and wagons.

There are several options to buy your “Ticket to Ride” including weekend passes for $279 and single-day admission for $40. Pro tip: if you buy a general admission ticket at the Southern Indiana Visitor’s Center it’s only $30 and includes a free kids ticket.