By Betsy Thorpe
“Getting to play with Phil Keaggy was really a wonderful moment for me.”
David Toledo, Drummer, WannaBeatles
Phil Keaggy and The WannaBeatles “All You Need Is Love”
On June 9th Nashville’s popular Beatle’s tribute band, The WannaBeatles delivered a lively and entertaining performance of iconic Beatles tunes at the sold out “Little Help From My Friends Event” benefitting the W.O. Smith Community Music School. Various recording artists and the Fisk Jubilee Singers also performed individual selections of Beatles songs. Legendary record producer and former Apple Records executive Ken Mansfield and Nashville radio personality Mike Bohan discussed Mansfield’s personal and professional relationship with the Beatles and his reflective new book “Between Wyomings.” Metro Councilman Parker Toler presented a proclamation designating January 30th as Nashville Beatles Music Day.
Following intermittent appearances by Wyonna, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Phil Keaggy and Beegie Adair, Dennis Scott of The WannaBeatles said, “The show had so much variety to it, even Ed Sullivan would have been proud.”
Proceeds from last Tuesday’s event will be used to help the W.O. Smith Community Music School provide instruments and music instruction to local children.
On Sunday, June 28th The WannaBeatles will perform in the Summer Concert Series at Brentwood’s Crockett Park. The free concert will start at 7:00 pm. On Thursday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm the band will take part in The Streets of Indian Lake Summer Concert Series in Hendersonville, on Monday, July 6th, at 7:00 pm the WannaBeatles will perform at Sambuca, located at 601 12 Avenue South in downtown Nashville and on July 10, the popular band will make their annual appearance at Bellevue’s Red Caboose Park. Show time is 7:00 pm.