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10th annual tribute to John Lennon & The Beatles

RIVER FALLS – Beatles’ fans of all ages are invited to enjoy the 10th annual Tribute to John Lennon and the Beatles at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at the River Falls Public Library’s lower level community room.

River Falls poet and musician Thomas R. Smith organizes this annual music performance and poetry reading to honor former Beatle John Lennon, whose death on Dec. 8, 1980 was a sad day for all those who loved his music.

The band consists of Smith and Doug Wilson on guitars and vocals, Ken Thatcher on percussion, Chris TerMaat on piano, and vocals by a three-piece back-up chorus featuring Lucinda Plaisance, Krista Spieler and Kathy Ward. This is not a strict duplication of the Beatles sound but a folky, acoustic-based performance, and singing along is not only welcomed but encouraged.

Special guests will include River Falls poet Thomas Hendrickson and Twin Cities poet Klecko.

Admission is free. COVID safety precautions are in place, and masks are required.

Submitted by Thomas R. Smith

November 30, 2021