Appealing Events: Dylan Fest at the Great American Music Hall

Support a good cause and celebrate the music of the legendary Bob Dylan at SF’s first Dylan Fest this Wednesday. Originally launched on the East Coast to celebrate Dylan’s 60th birthday, Dylan Fest comes to SF for the first time Wednesday night at the Great American Music Hall.

The event brings together a eclectic blend of musicians from as disparate genres as bluegrass and electropop to put their special spin on Dylan classics like “Just Like A Woman” and “Lay Lady Lay.” Appeal favorite Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Boots Riley, Sly & The Family Stone’s Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini, and many more local and national artists, including some special guests, are slated to appear.

Dylan Fest benefits Sweet Relief, a nonprofit that provides assistance to musicians faced with financial and medical hardships. Can’t make it to the show but still want to help out? Visit Sweet Relief’s site at to donate.

What: Dylan Fest
When: Wednesday, November 20; doors: 7pm, show: 8pm
Where: the Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St.
Cost: $25; purchase tickets here

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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