Ticket to the Beatles

Frontier Park Band Stand
St. Charles, MO

What better way to celebrate Independence Day here in America than by listening to the music of those four fabulous lads from across the pond? Yes, I am talking about “The Beatles.”

While I love to travel in our travel trailer, there’s no place I’d rather be for the 4th of July holiday than home. Nothing beats the activities available right here in New Town St. Charles and in Frontier Park which is in downtown historic St. Charles right along the mighty Missouri River.

Today, Dan and I rode our bikes down to Frontier Park where “Riverfest” was being held. “Riverfest” is a three day event to celebrate the July 4th holiday. We went to see and hear the group, “Ticket to the Beatles.” They played from 2 to 4 pm.

I absolutely loved it. The last time we had seen this group was at Spencer Library, and that was before Covid hit. The library was rockin’ that night, and every single person there was in the happiest mood ever.

A Couple of Beatles Fans at the Concert

Maybe that’s why I love Beatles music so much. It’s happy. It’s about love. And yes, some other stuff, too. I grew up in the sixties, but I had four older siblings. So, I grew up listening to John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Being outside, listening to the music of the Beatles. Can it get any better? Yes. Yes, it can.

About halfway through the music, I asked Dan to buy me a Coke Zero. He came back instead with an ice cream cone covered with a hundred cookie dough pellets, all dipped in chocolate on a sugar cone. He said he made an executive decision. Soon after, the band appropriately decided to play “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”

The concert ended with one of my most favorite lyrical lines:

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

Whatever you are doing this holiday weekend, I hope you are enjoying it.


  1. What a great way to spend an afternoon! We’ve never heard Beatles tribute artists. I love the early Beatles music. Those tunes were definitely easy to listen to. After they got all psychedelic, I didn’t much care for them anymore. I think the songs from the Sergeant Pepper’s album were among the last ones of theirs I enjoyed. We occasionally listen to the Beatles channel on Sirius radio. How sweet of Dan to bring that ice cream for you!

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    • Thanks, Terry. I enjoyed it so much. I like the early Beatles songs better too; although, I do like most of their music – even the later stuff. I’ve been fortunate to see Paul McCartney – twice – when he came to St. Louis. We paid a lot of money both times. Now, we just look for free music, and we find that really enjoyable, too. The ice cream was a special treat – and it was very good! I hope you have a great day!

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  2. For all us Babyboomers the Beatles provided the soundtrack for our teen years. No matter where in the world we are, The Beatles music was in the air. We took it for granted but now we know their music will last through the ages.

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  3. What a fun way to spend Independence Day! No parking hassles and just a lot of fun – the ice cream cone story and timing of the lyrics following is hilarious! Enjoy your 4th!

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    • Thank you, Beth! Yes, it was great riding our ebikes to the event. The city had some folding chairs out in front of the bandstand, so we didn’t have to bring chairs. And yes, no traffic, no parking! I hope you are having a nice holiday, too!

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  4. Great post! We had a Riverfest also, a few weeks ago, but I am not quite ready to mix it up in a crowd yet. I did get my second booster on July 3, so we will see. Great conceert! I knew a girl from Manhattan who saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium with some friends. She always said almost everyone was screaming thru the whole concert most of the time!

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    • Thanks, Phil! I remember one of my sister’s friend’s dad drove my sister and her friend down to Busch Stadium when the Beatles played there in August 1966. My sister said she thought she saw part of John’s guitar when they were trying to peer in. LOL. Dan and I went to Paul McCartney’s concert there which was held on the 50th anniversary of that event. But what was really weird is Paul didn’t say one word about it being the anniversary! Oh well, I still like him.

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  5. Hi, Betty. This is my first time visiting your blog. I’m a big Beatles fan (and have been since I was six years old. One of my biggest highlights was being able to see Ringo Starr in concert a few years ago. He was almost 75 at the time, but could still rock and roll!

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    • Hi Joan. I think I have been a Beatles fan since I was about six years old, too! I did see Paul McCartney twice in St. Louis – once at Scott Trade Center and once at Busch Stadium. He was awesome. I watched him fall off a riser and then pop right back up! Pretty Spry! Thanks for subscribing!

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