The Beatles Photographs, Tribute Concerts, And Yellow Submarine In Argenta Arts District

Apr 14, 2014

Beatles performed at "Ed Sullivan Show" in February of 1964.

To celebrate the 50th year of the Beatles' first trip to America, the Argenta Arts Foundation is holding a week-long event April 11th-through 19th in North Little Rock.

The foundation is partnering with Retro Image Archive to present some never-before-seen photographs of one of the world’s most popular bands.

The Beatles’ photographs will be on display at various venues on Main St. in North Little Rock.

The event will also include night time Beatles tribute concerts and films.

Bob Major, the executive director for the North Little Rock Visitor’s Bureau, said the unique thing about the event is that the USS Razorback submarine will be painted yellow to be the “Yellow Submarine” for the event.

“Not many cities in the country can boast the Yellow Submarine,” Major said.

Major said the event will bring revenue to local businesses.  

“We do hope that visitors will come from central Arkansas but as well from other parts of the state and the region for this event,” Major said.

“So hopefully we’ll have people staying in the hotels and know our restaurants. We’ve got some great ones in North Little Rock. All over the city as well as in downtown will benefit. And shopping as well, people love to come shop. So we’re going to have everything that you can want in downtown North Little Rock, Argenta for this event.”

Click here for full schedule of the event.