Dylan Fest Nashville To Celebrate His 76th Birthday, Set For Ryman Auditorium, May 23rd, 24th
April 19, 2017 at 11:32 AM (PT)
WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE, ELLE KING, SHAKEY GRAVES, DUANE EDDY, VALERIE JUNE, BOZ SCAGGS and more are scheduled to perform at DYLAN FEST: A CELEBRATION OF BOB DYLAN's 76th BIRTHDAY, set for MAY 23rd and 24th at NASHVILLE's RYMAN AUDITORIUM. The second annual two-night concert event will feature more than 30 artists paying tribute to the music of BOB DYLAN with performances of their favorite songs to ring in his 76th birthday on MAY 24th.
Said BEST FEST co-founder and ROLLING STONE journalist AUSTIN SCAGGS (and son of BOZ), "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. His 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 REFUGE's mission "to offer patronage and opportunity to creators in a supportive and collaborative environment."
Added SCAGGS, "We are so thrilled by the generosity of all of these incredible performers. They're lending their time and talent for their love of BOB, and for a great cause."
Once again, JAMESON IRISH WHISKEY will sponsor the BEST FEST, which has added a new partner with ACME ELIXIRS, a CALIFORNIA-based cannabis company that creates organically derived cannabis oil and CBDs using a process that doesn't include harmful solvents or dangerous additives.
Said SCAGG, "ACME ELIXIRS is at the forefront of the cannabis revolution and we are proud to officially welcome them into the FEST family."