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Dozier and Friends to celebrate The Beatles at May 7 fundraiser

Featured image: Musician Danny Dozier (left), Main Street Batesville’s Robert Carius

The music of the Beatles will be celebrated next weekend at an annual fundraiser in downtown Batesville.

“A Tribute to the Beatles featuring Danny Dozier and Friends” will be held Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., at the Melba Theater, 115 W. Main St., in Batesville. 

Robert Carius, the chairman of Main Street Batesville’s board of directors, joined Dozier this morning on White River Now’s Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ to talk about the concert which is part of an endowed series honoring the memory of Gerry Carius, the late wife of Robert. 

Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra, a band of musicians Dozier has performed with since its formation in 2007, plan a journey through The Beatles’ large library of classic songs.

“Their music is really timeless,” Dozier said. “You know, a lot of young people are still learning about the Beatles these days, and we’ll be doing a lot of songs from their whole catalog of some of their early stuff all the way up to ‘Abbey Road’ and ‘Sgt. Pepper.’”

Dozier said the cinematic venue provided by the Melba will allow some visual surprises on the theater’s big screen during the show. Another surprise will be the addition of a horn section accompanying Dozier and friends as provided by the Batesville Brass Society. 

Tickets for “A Tribute to the Beatles featuring Danny Dozier and Friends” are $15 and are available at Batesville Mercantile, located at the corner of Main and Broad, as well as local Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, and Merchants & Planters Bank locations. Tickets can also be purchased online via the Melba by clicking here.

“We’ve had several sellouts. If you’re going, I would encourage you folks to get your tickets now so you’re not disappointed,” Carius told listeners.

The event is sponsored in part by Bad Boy Mowers, Merchants & Planters Bank, Peco Foods, White River Area Agency on Aging, Citizens Bank, and the Melba Theater.

The mission of the non-profit Main Street Batesville is the revitalization of downtown Batesville through economic development and historic preservation. To learn more, visit their website by clicking here.

Listen to the interview with Carius and Dozier below.


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