All Star Lineup To Appear At Dylan Fest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday Concerts

By Andy Kahn Apr 12, 2016 12:25 pm PDT

An all star lineup of artists has been tapped to perform at Dylan Fest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday. The two-night concert event is slated for May 23 and 24 at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Produced by The Best Fest, musicians scheduled to appear include Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Ann Wilson, Kurt Vile, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Boz Scaggs, Kesha, City & Colour, Moon Taxi, Brothers Osborne, Dhani Harrison, John Paul White, Nikki Lane, Brendan Benson, Rayland Baxter, Holly Williams, Langhorne Slim, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Ruby Amanfu, Karen Elson, Amanda Shires, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, The Whigs, Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Jonathan Tyler, Robert Ellis, Shelly Colvin, Tommy Emmanuel and many more surprise guests.

In addition to celebrating Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday on May 24, the pair of concerts will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1966 original release of the legendary singer-songwriter’s first album recorded entirely in Nashville, Blonde On Blonde. The Best Fest’s The Cabin Down Below Band will serve as house band and one of the original “Nashville Cats,” Charlie McCoy (who contributed to the Blonde On Blonde, Nashville Skyline and John Wesley Harding LPs) will sit-in on harmonica as well.

“We are thrilled and grateful to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Dylan at the legendary Ryman Auditorium,” said The Best Fest founder Austin Scaggs. “To honor Bob and raise money for a wonderful charity is a win-win.”

Other artists who have been similarly honored by The Best Fest with tribute concerts include George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Tom Petty and others including a number of Dylan Fest celebrations. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales of Dylan Fest 2016 will go toward the Nashville-based charity Thistle Farms which supports a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15 and can be purchased via this link.

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