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Dylan Fest AC
August 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20
A musical tribute to one of the world’s greatest songwriters and performers — Bob Dylan — on the 50th anniversary of Dylan “going electric” and mystifying audiences with the first electric/acoustic folk-rock show of its kind in 1965. For his electric back-up band, Dylan chose members of Levon & the Hawks (featuring the late Levon Helm, and which would later become The Band) who were performing a summer-long residency at a Somers Point, N.J., nightclub just 15 minutes outside of Atlantic City (Tony Mart’s).
The show’s opener, Peter Stone Brown attended the Forrest Hills, N.Y. concert in 1965, which followed Dylan calling Tony Mart’s himself and asking Levon and Robbie Robertson to perform with him there in his early attempt at a solid electric band. Dylan eventually recruited the entire group for his groundbreaking electric tour of 1965-66 and the rest is history.The main act, Atlantic City-based 5 Believers band, will be performing an electric set of Dylan classics.