Imperial Valley Press
Beatlefest coming to the Valley
September 14, 2011
CALEXICO — Valley Beatles fans can express their admiration for the iconic band during a Beatles-themed art show and Beatlefest in early October.
The Calexico Chamber of Commerce and John Leo Productions present Beatlefest on Oct. 8 at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus’ Rodney Auditorium. The event features John Leo & The Eggmen of Mexicali and falls one day before what would have been the late John Lennon’s 71st birthday.“We’re very excited, because this is the first time John Leo Productions will bring this show to the Imperial Valley,” Calexico Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Hildy Carrillo said. “We wanted to make sure it kicked off in Calexico.”Carrillo, a Beatles fan herself, recalls running home to watch the band on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. She said the chamber saw this as “an opportunity to bring something different to the Valley.”http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/ivp-beatlefest-coming-to-the-valley-20110914,0,2688233.story