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Abbey Road on the River Supports American Red Cross at the National Harbor

Photo Credit: Red Cross

For the second year, the Abbey Road on the River music festival will contribute a percentage of funds to the American Red Cross. August 31 and September 1 have been designated Red Cross Days and Red Cross will receive a percentage of walk up ticket sales.

The event takes place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor, MD. This indoor/outdoor concert will feature over 50 live concerts a day with different bands and musicians from around the world. The American Red Cross will sell preparedness items at the Festival and provide information about precautions to take before, during and after an emergency.  A Gretsch guitar has been donated to the Red Cross and will be auctioned, with 100 percent of contributions going to Red Cross disaster relief programs.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region serves the District of Columbia; cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas City, Manassas Park and Alexandria and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.

Abbey Road on the River (AROTR) is a music festival honoring the music and legend of The Beatles. It takes place in Louisville, Kentucky on Memorial Day weekend and in Washington DC on Labor Day weekend at National Harbor, MD.  Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States.

WHEN: Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM to Monday, September 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

TICKETS: General Admission 2-pack is $38.40. A special reduced ticket price will be available on July 23 -30. Supporters can purchase tickets online at http://tinyurl.com/abbeyroadontheriver and enter the code redcross for a discounted ticket.

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