5 questions with WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River Promoter Gary Jacob

Published: May. 27, 2016 at 2:30 AM EDT|Updated: May. 27, 2016 at 6:22 PM EDT
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. - LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you like live music, there's one place to go this weekend - WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River.

The five-day show brings in some of the best Beatles cover bands from around the world and some bands playing music of their own too.

Bands will perform on various stages during the event, which began Thursday and ends Monday. It brings in a crowd of about 20,000 people.

The event began in Cleveland, Ohio in 2002, but moved to Louisville in 2005, where it's been held on the Belvedere each Memorial Day weekend. Next year, due to a conflict with the Galt House Hotel, the festival will move to downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Gary Jacob has produced the show since the beginning. Here are my five questions with him.

1) If someone only has time for one show, which one would you suggest? 
The Number One Album from Puerto Rico's The Jukebox arranged by and featuring Louisville's Mark Beyer Friday at 7 p.m. on The Main Stage

2) What is different this year?
The Zombies, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals and more than 75 complete album concerts.

3) There's been a lot of talk about the change of locations for next year. Are you concerned how this will impact attendance? 
I am concerned about everything all the time. I'm a promoter!

4) Why do you feel the Beatles are still so popular so many years later?
I think it's that everyone pretty much knows all 214 Beatles songs and can hum them on demand.

5) What's your favorite Beatles song?
It's been a rough afternoon...Nowhere Man.

Previous 5 Questions Installments:
+ May 20: S. Brandon Coan
+ May 13: Campbell Brown
April 15: Milliner Kenzie Kapp
April 8: The owner of MexA Steak Tacos
March 31: The owners of Louisville's Drybar
+ March 25: Local entrepreneur Junior Bridgeman
+ March 18: Author Emily Bingham
March 11: PurseKeyper co-rounder Dana Robinson
March 4: Chef, restaurateur John Varanese
Feb. 26: Wicked Sheets Founder Alli Truttmann
Feb. 19: Lilly's Chef Kathy Cary
Feb. 12: Speed Museum Director Ghislain d'Humieres
Feb. 5: Miss Kentucky USA Kyle Hornback

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