Courtesy of The Fest for Beatles FansThe 2017 New York-area edition of The Fest for Beatles Fans kicks off today at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey. The three-day festival, which runs through Sunday March 5, will feature performances and appearances by a variety of musicians with connections to the Fab Four, including Klaus Voormann, Badfinger‘s Joey Molland and three ex-Wings members — guitarist Laurence Juber, and drummers Denny Seiwell and Steve Holley.

Other notable people who will take part in the event include George Harrison‘s sister Louise, Billy Kinsley of The Merseybeats, Ringo Starr collaborator Mark Hudson and longtime All Starr Band music director and sax player Mark Rivera.

In addition to the many performances, The Fest for Beatles Fans will feature a wide variety of Fab Four-related events and activities, including autograph signings, Q&A sessions and panel discussions, a battle of the bands, a karaoke room, a dance party, a look-alike contest, a trivia contest, memorabilia sales and auctions, art displays, film screenings and more.

Among the interesting highlights will be a screening of the six-part series of promotional virtual-reality videos Paul McCartney shot to promote his recent Pure McCartney compilation. The director of five of the six clips, Tony Kaye, will be on hand to discuss the project.

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