On August 23, 1964 Beatlemania invaded Seattle. At the height of the band's pop idol powers, the Beatles played the first ever concert in the Seattle Center Coliseum (now known as KeyArena) in front of 14,300 screaming fans. To celebrate 50 years since that historic show, Seattle Center is devoting an entire week (Aug 18–23) to the loveable lads from Liverpool. The highlight of festivities is the "Get Back" Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Seattle '64 concert on Saturday, August 23 at McCaw Hall. The show features Kris Orlowski, Ben Smith (Heart), Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters), and many other Northwest artists playing songs from the Beatles legendary catalogue. For more tunes, check out the free concert by the Beatles cover band Creme Tangerine at the Mural on Thursday, August 21.

Other Beatles Week at Seattle Center activities include musical water programs at the International Fountain, laser shows at Pacific Science Center, and a Beatles-themed Seattle's Best Damn Happy Hour at the Armory on Thursday evening. For full details, check out seattlecenter.com.

"Get Back" Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in Seattle '64
Aug 23 at 8, McCaw Hall, $37–$87

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