Skip to main content

What's Up Magazine


Jul 23, 2015 04:00PM ● By Melissa Lauren

Courtesy photo

Beatlemania! The Fab Four – A Tribute to The Beatles perform at Maryland Live! on Thursday, July 23rd and Last Sunday @49 Presents All You Need is Beatles on Sunday, July 26th. Practically every day of the year contains some sort of Beatle trivia! For Fab Four Fanatics, July is an especially glorious month chockfull of fun facts. Perhaps, that’s why we find our local music venues performing tributes to The Beatles this weekend (Yes, at What’s Up? Media our corporate culture dictates that the weekend starts on Thursday!). Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey was born on July 7, 1940. The album Please Please Me is released in the U.S. in July, but it is titled Introducing the Beatles. A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, and Yellow Submarine (Beatle films) all premiere during various years in the month of July to rave reviews. And July 6, 1957 is the fateful day when the stars aligned, a holy moment – John Lennon meets Paul McCartney in Liverpool at St. Peter’s Church. 


Fun Factoid: According to Legend, A Teenager in Maryland Started Beatlemania in the U.S.

Courtesy photo
According to legend, Beatlemania taking off in the U.S. can be largely attributed to a 15-year-old Marylander named, Marsha Albert. After seeing a news segment about the band, Albert called a local radio station in Washington, D.C., and asked, “Why can’t we have music like that here in America?” The DJ then tracked down a copy of "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and the station playing the record caused demand to skyrocket and other stations to play The Beatles as well. Worth noting: A DJ named, Dick Biondi attempted to make The Beatles "happen" by playing them on stations in both Chicago and Los Angeles but the songs didn't take off in either city.



Courtesy photo

The Fab Four – A Tribute to The Beatles

Maryland Live! Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Suite 777, Hanover, MD 21076, Thursday, July 23rd, 6 p.m., Free, 443-842-7000,
The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to The Beatles has amazed audiences all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. Assigned seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Courtesy photo

Last Sunday @49 presents All You Need is Beatles

49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Sunday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m., $10, 410-626-9796 (call for reservations),
Pillowbook (Adrian Bond and Joanne Juskus), along with Gary Wright, Leah Weiss and Jonathan Stone present a fun evening of all Beatles music! Don’t miss some of the best local musicians with serious chops – they are sure to transport you to the center of The Beatles Universe with their show!

P.S. I Love You Fun Factoid: Twist and Shout was released in July of 1963. Watch this melodic montage of The Beatles performing the hit here.

More Events Include...

Anne Arundel County:

Courtesy photo

Angie Stone

Rams Head On Stage, 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, Saturday, July 25th, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $60, 410-268-4545,
If Angie Stone had her way, she'd sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart and soul to them. Stone has been handsomely rewarded for her distinct artistry; GRAMMY Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (The Art of Love & War charted at #1). With her latest album, Rich Girl¸ the Neo-Soul Songwriter has delivered a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit.

Eastern Shore

This event is just A Stone’s Throw Away! Look for this logo in What’s Up? Magazine’s Out and About section. A Stone’s Throw event may not be in your backyard but we think it is just close enough and way cool – so cool in fact, you won’t want to pass it up!

Photo Credit: Coleman Sellers

Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim

The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, 8231 Beach Road, Chincoteague Island, VA, Wednesday, July 29th, 9 a.m., Free,
The Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim is Wednesday at 9 a.m. although the exact time is determined the day before the event (due to tidal conditions). During the pony swim, visitors wait along what many say is a "very crowded" shoreline. During the brief three minute pony swim event, the wild horses swim across the Assateague Channel when the tide is “slack calm” so the young ponies, which are born during spring or early summer, are safe from any strong currents. After the pony swim, visitors can attend the Chincoteague Carnival. There will also be an auction that benefits the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Annual Carnival

Kent Island High School, 900 Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666, Saturday, July 26th—Saturday, August, 1st, 6-10 p.m., 410-643-5454, $16-23,
Enjoy food, rides, and games to benefit the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. And that’s not all! There will be two nights of fireworks on Sunday, July 26th and Sunday, August 1st at dusk.

Courtesy photo

Cecil County Fair

Fair Hill Fairgrounds, 4640 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD 21921, Friday, July 24th— Sunday, August 1st, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Prices vary, 410-392-3440,
There is something for everyone at the Cecil County Fair. Highlights include the carnival midway, demolition derby, tractor and truck pulls, a professionally-sanctioned rodeo, and shows. There are also many competitions for 4-H youth and the public. Try the pie eating contest, cow chip toss, hay bale toss, big wheel race, 5-K run/walk, and more! The Cecil County Fair’s mission is to celebrate agricultural heritage and provide opportunities for children and adults to explore today’s agriculture.

Annual Members’ Exhibition

Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton, MD 21601, Saturday, July 25th—Monday, September 7th (Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $3, 410-822-2787,
The museum presents its Annual Members’ Exhibition. This exceptional tradition represents the best of the region’s artists.

Courtesy photo

3 Doors Down, Seether, and We Are Harlot

Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, Tuesday, July 28th, 7 p.m., $30-510, 410-783-4189,
Since forming in 1995, Mississippi Rock quintet, 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three GRAMMY nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award. Originally from South Africa, Seether embraces a brand of heavy metal mostly associated with the post-grunge era of Alternative music, complete with crunchy distortion and brooding textures. We Are Harlot is a Los Angeles-based Hard Rock group that draws inspiration from classic '80s Pop Metal and Vintage Hard Rock greats like Van Halen, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, and Kiss. Tickets start at $30. VIP package is $510.

Photo Credit: Tony Quinn

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia

R.F.K. Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003, Sunday, July 26th, 5 p.m., Prices vary, 202-587-5000,
Root for D.C. United as they take on Philadelphia this Sunday!

To view more events taking place this weekend, please browse our Online Calendar at  Be sure to Follow What’s Up? on Twitter, Instagram, and Like Us on Facebook  For coverage of your community event, please send press releases to mlauren@whatsupmag.comMelissa Lauren, Community Events Editor and former WRNR and WTMD DJ, writes the weekly What’s Up? Events Blog and E-Newsletter every Thursday. To subscribe visit