Gretsch Lends Support to Beatles Festival

Gretsch helps Beatles festival.
Gretsch provided this Electromatic G5422 TDC to help raise funds for the American Red Cross during this year’s Abbey Road on the River festival.

Gretsch Guitars donated an Electromatic G5422 TDC to a raffle September 1, during this year’s Abbey Road on the River festival, in National Harbor, Maryland. The company also provided drums and guitars used by many of the bands that performed for the event. The festival, billed as “America’s largest musical celebration of all things Beatles,”  was started in Cleveland in 2002 and moved to its current location in 2005. It has expanded to include more than 60 bands annually. Many are full-on tribute acts that strive to re-create the sound and image of the Fab Four at various points in their career. Other bands play Beatles music accurately, but don’t dress or act like Beatles. Still others honor the music of Lennon & McCartney and George Harrison without trying to reproduce the Beatles’ sound. The event uses two indoor and four outdoor stages, as well as additional rooms for speakers and film screenings. Bands from around the world to take part in AROTR, helping to draw nearly 30,000 fans from all over the globe. These fans also enjoy presentations by Beatles-related speakers, discussion panels, film screenings, and the sale of Beatles merchandise. For more, visit



No posts to display