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 Labor Day weekend at National Harbor, MD, both lasting five days. Attracting over 30,000 attendants to Louisville's Belvedere, Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States.
The festival had its start in 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio, then moved to its current location in 2005. Since the move, Abbey Road on the River has expanded greatly, with an average of over 60 bands annually.
Abbey Road on the River hosts many different types of Tribute Bands. Some bands look, sound, and behave like the Beatles. Other bands play Beatles music accurately, but do not dress or act as Beatles. Other bands celebrate the music of Lennon & McCartney and George Harrison without trying to reproduce the Beatles' sound.