WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2014: Love is all you need, right? Fifty years ago, the Beatles brought that message on a train from New York during a massive snowstorm to play their first North American concert in NoMa’s historic Uline Arena. In celebration of that world-changing event, there are a slew of Beatles events this week and even a 1960s-inspired projection on the roof of the building that was bursting with great music and screaming fans half a century ago.
Starting tonight and weeknights through February 14, look for the message “All You Need is Love,” on the rooftop of Uline Arena that resonates with Valentine’s Day and the legacy of the building.
Tuesday, join thousands of adoring Beatles fans at an exact reenactment of the February 11, 1964 concert, featuring:
· The 1964 set list performed by tribute band Beatlemania Now;
· Tommy Roe opening the concert, as he did in 1964;
· The original start time of 8:31 p.m. will be preceded by a 15-minute historic documentary featuring the history of The Washington Coliseum/Uline Arena from its concept and construction through its current and future incarnation.
· Doors will open at 6 pm; with a selection of goodies from local food trucks and live music performed by Something Wild.
· An exhibition of Mike Mitchell’s iconic, grainy photographs from that 1964 evening encapsulate the birth of a generation.
Tickets are on sale at www.beatlesyesterdayandtoday.com at $45 for general admission standing tickets and $100 for seated. All proceeds benefit the DC Preservation League.
The projection is organized by the NoMa Business Improvement District with special thanks to One NoMa Station and Jones Lang LaSalle at 131 M Street, NE. The concert and surrounding activities are organized by the DC Preservation League and Douglas Development Corporation.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block area within the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of additional office, residential, hotel, and retail space. With the capital investment of $50 million from the District government, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is now home to 40,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF of office space leased in the last 5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the East Coast’s only Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.
The DC Preservation League is Washington’s only citywide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic resources of our nation’s capital. Since its founding in 1971as Don’t Tear It Down, DCPL has helped preserve more than 175 individual landmarks and countless properties in historic districts across the city beginning with preventing the demolition of the Old Post Office Building on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Other notable successes for the organization include pursuing landmark nominations for the Warner Theatre, the Woodward and Lothrop building on F Street, NW, the Hecht Company Warehouse on New York Avenue, NE, and the landmark designation of the L’Enfant Plan for the City of Washington.
About Douglas Development
Founded in 1981, Douglas Development Corporation has earned a national reputation as a leader in redevelopment of historic properties. Douglas Development’s most notable, visible and well known projects are in Washington’s historic downtown and have served as the catalyst for the resurgence of the city’s most vibrant entertainment and retail district.
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