Beatlemania will sweep through Fort Wayne this Saturday, May 24, as it hosts Beatlefest. Beatlefest will take place on the plaza at the Main Library branch downtown. Festivities will begin at 6 pm; guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, and food and beverages, provided by Pint and Slice, will be available. The evening will feature six bands all performing the hits you know and love from England's heartthrob rock band.In the beginning of the 1960s, the band hailing from Liverpool, made up of four boys, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, was virtually unknown. After working the club scene, playing small gigs for three years, the Beatles got a break in 1962 when their single, "Love Me Do," became a big hit. Following their initial success, the Beatles' popularity only grew, and they became an instant sensation. It took a little longer for their music to cross the Atlantic, but once it did, it was met with an unprecedented fervor. "The British Invasion," as it came to be known, swept across the United States in the mid-sixties and left millions of Americans singing, "I wanna hold your hand."