Beatles tribute band performs at Oyster Eve Friday

Oyster Festival weekend starts tonight with Oyster Eve from 6 to 10 p.m. downtown.

Oyster Eve includes music, rides and a sidewalk sale among downtown shops.

There is a $5 cover charge to get into the Lisman Landing harbor area, which is where a Beatles tribute band, The Beatles Faux Sale, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Within the harbor area, people also can buy food, including oysters, plus beer and wine. Children under age 14 are admitted free with an adult.

The Beatles Faux Sale is "more than just a cover band," according to the group’s website.

“The Beatles Faux Sale Beatles Tribute Band is a Broadway-Show caliber act designed to entertain your guests as if they were watching a theatrical performance,” the website states, adding that the group covers the “entire spectrum of the Beatles’ music catalog.”

The group recreates the Beatles' stage outfits, instruments, accents, hairstyle and mannerisms, the website notes.

Schooner cruises also will be available tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost to ride aboard the SoundWaters is $50.

Tonight is also wristband night for the rides at Fowler Field, which will run from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost for a wristband is $25.

Downtown business will hold a sidewalk sale from 5 to 9 p.m.