Beatlemania Magic to Strike New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Wetzel County) will continue its prelude to the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival with Beatlemania Magic, set to take over New Martinsville’s Lincoln Theater on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

The concert follows January’s special Lincoln Theater performance by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and is part of Visit Wetzel County’s endeavor to offer entertainment leading up to the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival, now approaching its third year. Visit Wetzel County started such an endeavor last year, but this year the budget has increased, and the organization is excited about its scheduled talent.

According to the group’s website — at — Beatlemania Magic, a Tribute to the Beatles recreates the “magic” of “Beatlemania” from the “1964 Ed Sullivan and touring look, to the experimental Sgt. Pepper era and finally the look of Abbey Road right before the break up of the band who changed the way music was created.”

Beatlemania Magic is a national touring Beatles tribute band and recreates early Beatles concerts with “identical costumes, equipment, and spot-on harmonies.”

The band is made up of members Bill Kropinak as John Lennon, Russ Saylor as Paul McCartney, Mark Baranski as George Harrison, and Ken Adams as Ringo.

Admission for the 7 p.m., Feb. 9 show is $5.

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