1964 The Tribute Returns to The Mendel Center

On Saturday, April 21, at 8 pm, The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College will transport the Mainstage audience back to a time when televisions were black and white, when most people listened to their favorite music on AM radios, and when the British invasion was sweeping the nation.

1964 The Tribute focuses on the quintessential moment in history when The Beatles actually played before a live audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960s, but today there are few who saw them live, who experienced the “mania” that brought the band to world acclaim.

“1964” meticulously re-creates the magic of those live Beatles’ performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those that never saw The Beatles live in concert and always wanted to know what it must have been like…this is as close as anyone could possibly get to feeling the magic.

For over 30 years, “1964” has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. This has been accomplished by a steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians who painstakingly recreate the look, feel, and note-for-note sound of an actual live Beatles performance. The precision of the show lead Rolling Stone magazine to declare it the “Best Beatles tribute on Earth.”

Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” astonishingly recreates an early 1960’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter.

Tickets for 1964 The Tribute are on sale at, through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Ticket discounts are available for seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans.

Groups of 10 or more receive ticket discounts when orders are placed through The Mendel Center Box Office or online. Contact the box office about reserving private pre- and post-show party areas and transform your show experience into a mini class reunion, birthday party, or other celebration.

This performance of 1964 The Tribute is sponsored by Kruggle Lawton CPA and SuperHits 103.7 COSY-FM.


About The Mendel Center Mainstage: The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Other amenities include a new assistive listening system, free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of special services including valet parking, catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, booster seats for children, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Mendel Center is one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). The GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.