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Beatles Night fundraiser at The Varsity features The Venturis

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Date(s) - 03/03/2019
6:30 pm

The Varsity Center


The Venturis will perform the music of the Beatles at The Varsity in Carbondale on Sunday, March 3. The group includes (left to right)  Wayne Goodwin, Robbie Stokes, Peyton Blewett and Ron Johnson.

Beatles Night fundraiser at The Varsity features The Venturis

CARBONDALE – If you are a fan of The Beatles, you won’t want to miss this special event at The Varsity. Beatles Night with The Venturis is planned to help the nonprofit venue raise money for an improved sound system in the East Theater. The fundraiser takes place on Sunday, March 3. It’s the first of several Sunday Specials planned to raise money.

Top sound engineer, musician and huge Beatles fan Robbie Stokes provides lead guitar and vocals for The Venturis. Other members include Peyton Blewett on rhythm guitar and vocals, Ron Johnson on bass guitar and vocals, and Wayne Goodwin on drums and vocals. The classic rock and sixties band is putting on an extra-special all-Beatles show. Toney Ventura will do a few tunes, as well.

VIP tickets are $20 and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and the show. The VIP experience begins at 5:30 and includes time to hang with the boys in the band. Tickets for the concert only are $10.

VIP tickets must be purchased in advance at no later than 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Show-only tickets can also be purchased at the website and also will be available at the door when doors open. Advance tickets are not available at the venue until doors open.

Doors for the concert open at 6:30, and The Varsity Bar will be open at that time. The Venturis show begins at 7 p.m.

The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. To keep up with all events at the venue, go to or