The WannaBeatles brings ’60s sound to Capitol Theatre

Maryville experienced their own little dose of “Beatlemania” in early April when a Beatles tribute band played to a sold-out crowd at the Capitol Theatre.

More than 350 people packed the Capitol on Friday, April 8, to catch a glimpse of a touring group of musicians impersonating the Fab Four.

Capitol Theatre owner Heath Claiborne said the crowd enjoyed the show.

“We had a very enthusiastic crowd, and they are already requesting that The WannaBeatles come back,” he said.

“TheWannaBeetles are a unique Beatles tribute band in that they don’t impersonate the Beatles or try to be them,” he said. “They simply try to honor the legendary band’s music, but they also throw in a little of their own personality in skits, which in my opinion makes it a higher quality show. I think the audience appreciates it. It was more unique than a typical impersonation.”

Claiborne said it was a very diverse crowd with children all the way up through senior citizens in attendance. “We had some people who drove from Atlanta and some who drove from near Nashville,” he said.

Claiborne said most of the acts he recruits to his venue are high-quality talent from the surrounding counties. “This was a unique situation. I brought them in from Nashville because they are Grammy award-winning producers and arrangers, and I knew they were a high-quality act,” he said.

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