THE BEST FEST ANNOUNCES DYLAN FEST NASHVILLE: A CELEBRATION OF BOB DYLAN’S 76TH BIRTHDAY


TO BENEFIT REFUGE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

SET FOR MAY 23 AND 24 AT NASHVILLE’s RYMAN AUDITORIUM

FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, A TWO – NIGHT ALL STAR CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN

FEATURING MORE THAN 30 ACCLAIMED ARTISTS – ALL PERFORMING BOTH NIGHT — INCLUDING: WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE, ELLE KING, SHAKEY GRAVES, DUANE EDDY, VALERIE JUNE, BOZ SCAGGS, HAMILTON LEITHAUSER, MOON TAXI, RICHARD HAWLEY, SHOOTER JENNINGS, ANDERSON EAST, THE WEEKS AND MANY, MANY MORE

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The Best Fest is proud to announce Dylan Fest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan’s 76th Birthday. Set for May 23rd and 24th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the second annual two-night concert event will see an extraordinary and eclectic array of artists paying tribute to the music of Bob Dylan with unprecedented performances of their favorite Dylan songs. In addition to ringing in Bob’s 76th – he was born on May 24th, 1941 – the concerts will also celebrate Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize win, and mark the 50th anniversary of his 1967 masterpiece, John Wesley Harding, recorded at Columbia’s Studio A in Nashville.

“After last year’s joyous Dylan Fests at the Ryman, we hope to make his birthday party in Music City an annual event, and we hereby invite Dylan’s most fervent fans from all over the world to join us,” says Best Fest co-founder Austin Scaggs. “Dylan’s words and music give meaning to our lives, and to honor Bob and raise money and awareness for a wonderful charity is a win-win.”

These shows will benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization providing sanctuary for the pursuit of creative expression through music and art.  Founded in response to the lack of resources available to artists today, it is the mission of Refuge to offer patronage and opportunity to creators in a supportive and collaborative environment.

As always, the Best Fest’s acclaimed house band, The Cabin Down Below Band, will host a prodigious cast of musicians, with confirmed artists including Wynonna & The Big Noise, Elle King, Shakey Graves, Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy, Boz Scaggs, Valerie June, Hamilton Leithauser, Moon Taxi, Richard Hawley, Shooter Jennings, Anderson East, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Butch Walker, Karen Elson, Langhorne Slim, John Paul White *, The Weeks, Rayland Baxter, Bones Owens, Danny Masterson, The Whigs, The Watson Twins, Jonathan Tyler, Paul Cauthen, Gill Landry, Lauren Shera, The Texas Gentlemen, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Shelly Colvin, Odessa and many more surprise guests.

“We are so thrilled by the generosity of all of these incredible performers,” says Scaggs. “They’re lending their time and talent for their love of Bob, and for a great cause.”

Once again, The Best Fest is proud to have Jameson Irish Whiskey on board as sponsor.  The Fests started in the same New York community of bartenders, musicians, and craftsmen that adopted Jameson as their drink of choice. The Best Fest and Jameson forged a relationship based on similar values, shared appreciation and interest in spreading the community spirit.

The Best Fest is proud to announce a new partnership with Acme Elixirs, a California-based cannabis company that uses the latest technology and intellectual property to create organically derived cannabis oil and CBDs-using a process without harmful solvents or dangerous additives.”Acme Elixirs is at the forefront of the cannabis revolution and we are proud to officially welcome them into the Fest family,” says Scaggs.

No artist is nearer and dearer to the heart of the Fests than Bob Dylan. It was on the occasion of Dylan’s 60th birthday that the first Fest took place, in 2001, at Manitoba’s bar on Avenue B in New York City’s East Village.

Artist & Line Up Subject To Change Without Notice

*Appearing May 23th Only


Event Venue Date/Time  
Bob Dylan Harrah's Southern California Casino & Resort
Valley Center, CA
Friday
10/13/2017
9:00 PM
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Bob Dylan The Chelsea - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday
10/14/2017
8:00 PM
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Justin Moore & Dylan Scott Billy Bobs
Fort Worth, TX
Saturday
10/14/2017
9:00 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater
Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday
10/17/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater
Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday
10/18/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples 1stBank Center
Broomfield, CO
Saturday
10/21/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, NE
Monday
10/23/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Stephens Auditorium
Ames, IA
Tuesday
10/24/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, MN
Wednesday
10/25/2017
7:30 PM
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Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan Cascade Theatre
Redding, CA
Wednesday
10/25/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Wintrust Arena
Chicago, IL
Friday
10/27/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday
10/28/2017
7:30 PM
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Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theatre - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Thousand Oaks, CA
Saturday
10/28/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Indiana University Auditorium
Bloomington, IN
Sunday
10/29/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Fox Theatre - Detroit
Detroit, MI
Wednesday
11/1/2017
7:30 PM
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Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company
Fairfield, CT
Wednesday
11/1/2017
7:45 PM
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Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company
Fairfield, CT
Thursday
11/2/2017
7:45 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples E.J. Thomas Hall
Akron, OH
Friday
11/3/2017
7:30 PM
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Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan Sanders Theatre
Cambridge, MA
Friday
11/3/2017
8:00 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Palace Theatre Columbus
Columbus, OH
Sunday
11/5/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Heinz Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
Monday
11/6/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
Wednesday
11/8/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, VA
Friday
11/10/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Tower Theatre - PA
Upper Darby, PA
Saturday
11/11/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Tower Theatre - PA
Upper Darby, PA
Sunday
11/12/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples The Anthem - D.C.
Washington, DC
Tuesday
11/14/2017
7:30 PM
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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples Agganis Arena
Boston, MA
Thursday
11/16/2017
7:30 PM
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Justin Moore & Dylan Scott Bob Carpenter Center At University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Saturday
2/3/2018
7:00 PM
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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Christopher James Lees - Mr. Tambourine Man Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts
Charlotte, NC
Friday
4/20/2018
7:30 PM
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