Happy birthday, Bob!
Yes, Bob Dylan turns 70 years old on Tuesday, and the folks at Caffe Lena are kicking off the birthday celebration early. At 8pm on Saturday, the Caffe takes over the Skidmore College Dance Theater to present an all-star Dylan tribute concert featuring some of Nippertown’s finest musicians.
“Celebrating Bob Dylan’s 70th Birthday” will feature acoustic folk & bluesman Kyle Miller; bluegrass groups Dyer Switch and Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys; alt-country combo Tern Rounders; Boston-based country rockers Jo Henley; Kevin McKrell’s new trio Melick, Moody & McKrell, blues duo Street Corner Holler (featuring Mark Tolstrup and Dale Haskell); Annie & Jonny Rosen (of Annie & the Hedonists).
Serving as co-hosts of the tribute concert are Michael Eck (who hosted a decade’s worth of Bob Dylan birthday tribute concerts at Union College in Schenectady) and Phil Drum of the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society. Tix are $25, and proceeds will benefit Caffe Lena.
BUT WAIT… What’s this? A FREE pair of tickets? That’s right, we’re giving away two pairs of FREE TIX to lucky Nippertown readers! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations, Mary Ellen and Steve Ward!