Beatles fans can "Come Together" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Invasion in America at Beatlemania, a five-day celebration of all things Beatles. From February 5-10, 2014, Beatlemania takes the celebration to the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, opening this winter near Cancun, Mexico, where rockers and fans will be able to mark this international milestone with celebrities and renowned Beatles enthusiasts.
"Beatle Brunch" Radio Show Host Joe Johnson will emcee the event, and appearing with him will be The Beatles original drummer, Pete Best and the Pete Best Band. Other acts include members of Paul McCartney & Wings, namely, two-time Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber and dynamic percussionist Denny Seiwell; extraordinary songwriter, Grammy-winning storyteller and Ringo Starr's music producer Mark Hudson; actor/musician Tim Piper performing his version of "Just Imagine," a tribute to John Lennon; the rock tribute group Band On the Run, performing on the exact day and time The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, 50 years later.
Captivating presentations by keynote personalities will include May Pang, John Lennon's companion and confidant; photojournalist Nancy Lee Andrews, former fiance to Ringo Starr; Jim Berkenstadt, renowned Beatles aficionado and author of his latest release, "The Beatle Who Vanished." Additionally, an art exhibition by Shannon, The World's Greatest Beatles Artist, will display her unique style.
Created by Music M'Ocean in partnership with Cruise Planners - American Express Travel, Beatlemaina is in its fifth year and is the only annual event of its kind that brings Beatles fans together to celebrate their love for the iconic band in new vacation destinations each year. Rates for the all-inclusive five-night package start at $1,780 per person, which includes a VIP backstage pass to concerts and celebrity presentations, accommodations, all restaurants on premises, all beverages including alcohol, round trip resort transfers, tax and gratuities. To launch official announcement of the event, Cruise Planners will be offering a discount of $150 per person through September 15, and guests will be entered to win an additional $500 toward their travel package. The winner will be selected on October 31.