The Beatles' Music Live Again!
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Revolver
Live in Concert with 40-piece Orchestra
and Light Show

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6:30pm doors | 7:30pm show
$42 General Admission/$56 Reserved
or save with a GA 4-pack for $150 (on sale through 5/7)

Platinum Living Amphitheatre @ Quarry Park
4000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin CA 95677

“We’d love to turn you on” ...The Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy expands its ambitious Beatles repertoire with a massive spring fundraiser celebrating the 51st anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band + 1966’s groundbreaking Revolver. Released in the U.S. on June 2, 1967, Sgt. Pepper became the soundtrack to the "Summer of Love" but its appeal is timeless. Aside from a spontaneous rooftop performance at their recording studio in London while recording the album Let It Be, Beatles fans never got to hear them play live again.

Sat. June 2, 2018
The Beatles 51st Anniversary of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band + Revolver
Produced by SPMA with The City of Rocklin. A Benefit Show.
Platinum Living Amphitheatre @ Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Road. Rocklin, CA 95677
(Behind the fire station, Historic City Hall, and Memorial Park)
916.382.2770- SPMA office
Gates: 6:30pm, Show:7:30pm

SPMA Artistic Director, Benjamin J. McClara, has painstakingly transcribed and arranged both Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Revolver for Rhythm Section, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion & Choir.  Both albums will be performed in full in the original  order. Forty of the best professional musicians from the greater Sacramento area, have collaborated & come together for this concert, in an effort to raise funding to support and advance music education through SPMA including The SPMA Guitar Project & the SPMA Scholarship Fund, which helps to bring music education and guitar programs to underserved schools in the greater Sacramento region.

Steve Roach, playing the Trumpet 1 part on the show and also Director of Jazz Studies at California State University Sacramento, School of Music, had this to say: “You are doing such tremendous work with promoting music in our community with these young kids.  Your work is not going unnoticed.  It’s very inspiring and people are in tune with what you are doing.  Keep up the great work.  It’s a labor of love, but the difference you are making in their lives is immeasurable.  I’m so happy to be a part of it.”    

The 51st Anniversary of The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band will feature our Master of Ceremonies and 2018 Sammie Award Winner ("Best Live Entertainer") Peter Petty. News Radio KFBK afternoon anchor Kitty O’Neal and her husband, Paragary’s Corporate Executive Chef and guitarist Kurt Spataro (who front their own band, Skyler’s Pool), along with Sacramento greats Gabe Nelson (Cake/Bellygunner), Dana Moret (Lydia Pense & Cold Blood), Casey Lipka (Classical Revolution), Hans Eberbach (Joy & Madness)  and guitarist Greg Williams. SPMA founder Ben McClara  will lead the giant orchestra in so many classics--there were no filler tracks with the Beatles!  “Eleanor Rigby,” “Good Day Sunshine,” “Here, There & Everywhere,” “With A Little Help from My Friends,”  “Lucy in the Sky,” “A Day in the Life,” “Within You, Without You” -- who doesn't know every note and all the words ?

George Holden, a San Francisco light show pioneer and now a Sacramento residentbrings his highly regarded liquid lights, film and live cinema show to accompany the live music performance.

Says McClara, ”This is the benefit show, of all benefit shows, reaching out to Beatles fans at Rocklin’s very own Quarry Park Amphitheater; a sign that the Beatles will live on forever.  It’s your chance to witness one of the greatest pages in Beatles history played live; with more than 40 professional musicians taking the stage, both Beatles albums will unfold before you from start to finish.”