News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 09/05/2014
Subject :

Community Invited to ‘Come Together’ on Saturday, September 27 for Sneak Peek of New Mitchell Park Center and Special Concert
Contact : Claudia Keith, Chief Communications Officer    650-329-2607
Palo Alto, CA— The City invites the community to "Come Together" on Saturday, Sept. 27 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' “British Invasion” with a “sneak peek” of the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center followed by a concert by Beatles cover band, the Sun Kings.  The fun-filled event will run from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and include docent-led mini tours of the new center, a community mixer on the new basketball court, a video booth, all followed by a concert in mini Candlestick Park (otherwise known as the Palo Alto Little League field).  

“The new library and community center will be the heart of our community and a place that will really bring everyone together,” said Mayor Nancy Shepherd. “We thought it would be fun to create our own event to 'Come Together’ after this long and winding road, get a first glimpse of the new state-of-the-art facility and listen to some great Beatles music.  I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the day.”  

The docent-led mini tours will include stops highlighting the new center’s public art, El Palo Alto community room, new Teen Center and Ada’s Café.  There will also be a video booth set up so tour takers and others can record what “mymitchell” means to them, and post to social media using the hashtag #mymitchell.   

There will be also be a raffle for a one night stay and free breakfast for two in the Beatles suite at the Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel.  Beatlemania came to town in the summer of 1965 when the Fab Four stayed at the hotel when they were in the Bay Area for two sold-out concerts.  According to, 3,000 fans, (mostly female) crowded into the hotel parking lot and along El Camino Real to get a glimpse of Paul, John, Ringo and George.  The memorabilia-filled Beatles Suite includes a turntable with “Abbey Road” waiting to be played on it and other momentos.  

Additional sponsors of the “Come Together” event include the Palo Alto Library Foundation, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel, and the Palo Alto Little League.  

All of the events are free to the community, but space on the tours is limited and reservations are required. Each tour lasts 20 minutes with a select number available in Chinese and Russian. To reserve your space on a tour, visit the library’s website beginning on Sept. 10 and click on the Events Calendar.  

For more information on the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, visit