On New Year's Eve, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) will present a debut staging of THE BEATLES - A TRIBUTE CONCERT. This anthology of The Beatles' most popular hits dating from 1963 to 1970 will be performed by Jonny James and the Hall of Fames, a local band featuring the talents of such performers as Jonny James, Mike Menard, Andrew Thornbrough, Matt Riehle, and guesting in will be, Mike McDonough of the "Rubber Soul" Beatles Tribute band. This concert performance will be celebrated on Chanhassen's Fireside stage for one performance only tonight evening, December 31.
THE BEATLES - A TRIBUTE CONCERT will be performed by Jonny James and the Hall of Fames, a rousing, exciting new band from St. Paul, leaning on the Americana side of the genre spectrum, with roots steeped in British classic rock. Jonny James and the Hall of Fames, sound like the original Beatles, and will thrill audiences with their musical song-stylings of the band who changed the world with an anthology of musical hits from 1963 to 1970. Jonny James and the Hall of Fames stellar live performances feature exceptionally eclectic, clever, and catchy original tunes. The group displays top-notch musicianship and songwriting, big beautiful vocal harmonies, and lush instrumentation featuring the cello. The band is currently recording a new album to be released in 2013.
CDT is thrilled to offer its audiences this fresh new tribute concert featuring music of The Beatles, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music who got their start in Liverpool, England in 1960. Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In the early 60s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania," but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions. They acquired the nickname the "Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the "British Invasion" in the United States pop market.