Dylan Fest Dates Confirmed for New York and San Francisco

Posted on November 6, 2013 | by Amber von Nagel


Dates have been announced for Dylan Fest, a New York–based tribute festival to Bob Dylan. The event will be held on November 11 and 12 in New York, and will make its debut in San Francisco on November 20. 

Each show will include surprise guest performers, and all proceeds will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps provide financial assistance to professional musicians struggling to make ends meet while dealing with illness, disability, or age-related problems. 

The New York dates will take place at the Bowery Ballroom and will feature Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Isbell, Dhani Harrison, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Elvis Perkins, Ruby Amanfu, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler (Nov. 12 Only), Jesse Malin, Grouplove (Nov. 12 Only), Danny Clinch, Matt Sweeney, Amanda Shires, Chase Cohl, Jack Dishel of Only Son, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Mikki James, Mark Seliger, Zane Carney, Josh Lattanzi of The Candles, Sammy James Jr. of The Mooney Suzuki, Johnny T and The Wild Feathers (Nov. 12 Only), and others. Tickets for the New York festival dates can be purchased here.

The San Francisco show will be held at the Great American Music Hall and feature Doyle Bramhall II, Sly & The Family Stone's Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini, Elvis Perkins, Eric Pulido of Midlake, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Kelley Stoltz, Ruby Amanfu, Nicki Bluhm, Tim Bluhm, Boots Riley, Lukas Nelson, Chuck Prophet, Rayland Baxter, The Whigs, Danny Clinch, Josh Lattanzi of The Candles, Chase Cohl and Neal Casal, and others. Tickets for the San Francisco festival date can be purchased here.

Dylan Fest is one of a series of festival events, including Petty Fest and Stones Fest, organized by The Best Fest to help support Sweet Relief.

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