2019 FabFest Featured Guests

Planning for FABFEST 2020 is underway! See the 2019 daytime guests and activities below.

Featured Daytime Guests


Peter Asher

Grammy-winning Record Producer (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt), performing artist, guitarist and singer with ten Top 40 hits (including "World Without Love") with Peter & Gordon, and  Director of Artists & Repertoire at Apple Records, Peter is also currently host of "From Me To You" on SiriusXM satellite radio's new Beatles Channel (Channel 18). Peter will be at FABFEST on Sunday, June 16 performing and sharing stories. PeterAsherMusic.com


The Cyrkle

The Cyrkle earned a spot in the hearts of Classic Rock lovers for their smooth style and tight harmonies. Brian Epstein chose The Cyrkle to open for The Beatles on their 1966 Summer tour before crowds of 70,000. The exposure sent their debut single, "Red Rubber Ball" to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. Founding member, guitarist and vocalist Don Dannemann along with Mike Losekamp on keys and Pat McLoughlin are joining us in Charlotte for FABFEST and you can too! TheCyrkle.com



Beatlesque is a Beatles tribute band from Raleigh, NC that performs music from the entire Beatles catalog from the early days to The End.


Vivek Tiwary

Vivek J. Tiwary is a producer, author, and founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group. Vivek’s graphic novel The Fifth Beatle won numerous literary awards and he is currently collaborating with BRAVO to adapting it for TV Series. TiwaryEnt.com

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Anthony Robustelli

Anthony Robustelli is a gifted musician, songwriter, music producer, composer, and singer from Brooklyn, NY with seven CD's to his credit and the distinction of having shared the performance stage with Sir Paul McCartney and Bo Diddley, He is host of the popular "Beatles Multi-Track Meltdown" podcast and is also author of I Want To Tell You: The Definitive Guide to the Music of The Beatles – Volume I: 1962/1963 in February.

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Bud Loveall

We’re excited to have popular Beatles vendor Bud Loveall bringing his Beatles Shop from Austin, TX to the FABFEST marketplace 10-5pm Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday, June 15-16, at Fairfield by Marriott in Uptown Charlotte!


Joni Deutsch, Emcee

Joni Deutsch is WFAE's manager for on-demand content and audience engagement, where she's the creator and host of WFAE’s Charlotte music podcast Amplifier, named “Best Podcast” by Charlotte Magazine and honored for excellence in arts and music podcasting by The Webby Awards (called “The Internet’s Highest Honor” by The New York Times). She has been working in public radio and podcasting for nearly a decade and has been recognized by Charlotte Agenda's "30 under 30,” The United Way of Central Carolina’s Young Leader Awards and the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Awards. Photo by Daniel Coston. @achangeoftune on Instagram & Twitter


Greg Neal, Vinyl Appraisals

A, buyer-seller-collector of vintage vinyl for over 40 years, Greg Neal sells online on the Discogs and Reverb LP platforms and websites and vinyl record conventions all over the South. He promotes music collectors shows in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and East Tennessee. We're excited to have Greg Neal at FABFEST providing free appraisals upon request Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm - bring your vinyl to FABFEST!  Facebook.com/GregNealShows

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