With the exception of perhaps the Band, no other musical act is as synonymous with Woodstock as the legendary Bob Dylan. It is only fitting that a celebration of his 75 years on Earth be celebrated with music in the iconic town.
On Sunday, May 29, Family of Woodstock presents the eighth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock. The event includes esteemed folk guitarist Happy Traum, who played with Dylan in his Woodstock days of the late ’60s and early ’70s. John Sebastian, Arlen Roth and Larry Campbell also join the list of musicians who’ve played with Dylan in the past who will celebrate him at this birthday celebration.
Other noteworthy musicians on the bill include blues guitarist Bill Sims Jr., Kate Pierson of the B-52s, up-and-coming harpist Mikaela Davis and Jared Samuel of the Invisible Familiars.
Local guests include NeeNee Rushie (The Big Takeover) and Kenny Siegel and Blueberry of Johnny Society. Returning guests include Eric Redd, Doug Yoe and Carme Senski, Marc Black, Jules Shear and Robert Burke Warren.
In addition to the music, there will also be a raffle of two classic Elliott Landy Dylan portraits. Proceeds of the event go to Family of Woodstock’s 24-hour hotline and the John Herald Fund, which helps local musicians with small financial needs. The event is sponsored by Radio Woodstock – 100.1 and the Bearsville Theater Complex.
Seats are available for $45 and standing room tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased via radiowoodstock.com/concerts. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show is at 8:30 p.m. The event also includes a special champagne reception for $100 and $65 Golden Circle ticket holders at 6:30 p.m.
Connor Kennedy & Minstrel-
Doug Yoel & Carmen Senski
Robert Burke Warren
Bill Simms, Jr.
NeeNee Rushie (The Big Takeover)
Jared Samuel (Invisible Familiars)
Kenny Siegel & Blueberry (Johnny Society) –