The music and spirit of John Lennon will be celebrated at a festival in suburban Lake Worth on Friday, the 37th anniversary of the musician’s death. Imaginefest, at the Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery, is being hosted by Ocean Ridge music promoter Daniel Hartwell, co-author of a self-published book called “Saint John Lennon.”
It will feature singalongs of classic Lennon and Beatles songs performed by more than 20 bands and prizes for a costume contest of outfits capturing the 1960s, ’70s and Beatles lookalikes.
“It’s a wonderful chance to get people together to pay tribute to John Lennon and The Beatles on the anniversary of his passing,” Hartwell said.
“John Lennon has that connection to every generation out there and I think what connects him to all of us is that he really focused on love and peace.”
Last month, Hartwell attended a Ringo Starr concert in Fort Lauderdale and gave a copy of the book to Ringo. “Ringo loved the concept. He told me he was looking forward to reading it,” he said.
Hartwell said he’s expecting at least 300 people to attend Imaginefest, which goes from 5 to 11 p.m. The winery is located at 5926 Fearnley Road, which is off Lantana Road just east of Florida’s Turnpike.