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Local Musicians Tune Up For Beatles Night At The Darien Arts Center

Local musicians will tune up for Beatles Night at the Darien Arts Center.
Local musicians will tune up for Beatles Night at the Darien Arts Center. Photo Credit: Diane Farrell

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Arts Center will host a Beatles Night on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

The one-night event will feature a live band of local musicians performing favorites made popular by the Fab Four. Paul Block, Gary Kristoph, Frank Riccio, Lou Patrick, Mike Conin, Claire Kenny, Chris Balestriere and Darien resident Robert Schaffer comprise the band that will perform two sets of Beatles hits. Schaffer, a life-long Beatles fan, and Regina Elliott, DAC Stage committee chair were part of the decision process that led to the event at the DAC.

Schaffer shared their enthusiasm, “When Regina had the idea to bring the ‘Beatles Night’ experience to the DAC Weatherstone Studio, we couldn’t have been happier. We are all big Beatles fans.”

Schaffer, Riccio, and Patrick play guitar, with Block on keyboards, Conin on drums and Kristoph on bass. Kristoph, Riccio, Kenny, Balestriere and Patrick share vocals on various tunes.

"Our hardest job right now is narrowing down our playlist. There are so many Beatles hits that the audience will love, plus we all have so many of our own favorites. It’s a good problem to have,” added Schaffer.

Beatles Night is the first production of the 2016-17 season for DAC Stage, the community theater group of the Darien Arts Center.

Tickets for Beatles Night are $30. For tickets or more information, click here or call (203)-655-8683.

The DAC Weatherstone Studio is at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall in Darien.

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