Line-up announced for all-star Bob Dylan birthday tribute

Proceeds from Dylan Fest will benefit Thistle Farms charity

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Best Fest has announced a festival to honour Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday.

Dylan Fest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday will take place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 23 and 24. The event will see a wide array of artists take to the stage to perform.

“We are thrilled and grateful to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Dylan at the legendary Ryman Auditorium,” says founder Austin Scaggs. “To honor Bob and raise money for a wonderful charity is a win-win.” Best Fest have previously held festivals in honour of Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones.


The list of artists so far confirmed to participate in Dylan Fest are: 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 and Tommy Emmanuel.

Money raised from ticket sales is benefiting Nashville-based charity Thistle Farms. The charity is committed to helping survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking and prostitution.

Tickets go on sale April 15 at 10am CT.

Tickets for May 23 show can be purchased here
Tickets for May 24 show can be purchased here

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