Beatles tribute band coming to senior center


Members of the Beatles tribute band Eight Days A Week are pictured.

Eight Days A Week, a Beatles tribute band, will appear for a dinner and concert event on Saturday, July 11 at the Highland County Senior Citizens Center.

Presale tickets are $15 and all proceeds will benefit the senior center.

“Not only will it support us, but the reason we have fundraisers like this is because we want to give the community something fun do do,” senior center director Michelle Frost said. “I’m pretty excited because they’re going to arrive in a limo with screaming fans and everything.”

The doors open at 6 p.m. when a sit-down dinner of Sgt. Pepper’s chicken, green beans in butter cream sauce, potatoes, drinks and fresh fruit in a Jello mix with whipped cream will be served.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Eight Days A Week, a Cincinnati-based band that’s performed throughout much of the country since 2001, will arrive at the senior center in Hillsboro – riding in a limo with screaming fans.

“For people who were here for the Mark Twain event and saw him come down the street in a horse and buggy, that’s what it will be like,” Frost said.

The music will start around 7 p.m. and the band will play for about 90 minutes, covering songs from the Beatles’ entire career. They’ll start out in the black suits and ties the Beatles wore during their early U.S. appearances, then during a brief intermission will switch to attire like the Beatles wore on the St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

There will be a dance floor area and the center will be decorated appropriately, Frost said. Several door prizes including a Beatles anthology book valued at $40 will be given away.

Tickets are on sale now at the senior center, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, and at the Merchants National Bank main branch in Hillsboro. Tickets at the door will be $18.

The event is being sponsored by Merchants National Bank and DDS Lesia Langston-McKenna and Judge David McKenna, along with several co-sponsors.

“The Beatles are definitely part of our history and I thought it would be fun to have them here,” Frost said.

For more information call the center at 937-393-4745.

Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522 or on Twitter @13gillilandj.

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