Bob’s Birthday Bashes: Dylan Turns 75

May 18th, 2016, 11:00 am by Greg
Bob Dylan @ Mullins Center, Amherst MA, 11/19/2009

Photograph by Martin Benjamin

“I was so much older then/I’m younger than that now…”

Yes, Bob Dylan will celebrate his 75th birthday on Tuesday (May 24), and he won’t be the only one celebrating. Tributes to the man and his music are planned all over the world, including several right here in Greater Nippertown.

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Here are a few Bob Birthday Bashes that are on the calendar:

FRIDAY (MAY 20), 8pm
DYLAN DIAMOND JUBILEE
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
Yes, Dylan himself once graced the hallowed stage. Now Saratoga jazz/pop singer Ria Curley, Albany soul-rocker Bryan Thomas, folksinger-songwriters Olivia Quillio and Tor Loney, and your song-making host Michael Eck will sing his praises and his songs.
$20 in advance; $22 at the door; $10 students & children

SATURDAY (MAY 21), 8pm
AN ALL-STAR 75TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN
McGeary’s Irish Pub, Albany
Local 518 guitarslinger Mark Emanatian leads a special gathering of Greater Nippertown’s A-list musicians – including Joe Mele, Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, Al Kash and a variety of special guest vocalists in tribute to the Bard of Hibbing.

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 8pm
THE 8TH ANNUAL BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock
Happy Traum and Connor Kennedy & Minstrel host a benefit concert for Family’s Crisis Hotline and the John Herald Fund. Featuring the finest musicians in the Hudson Valley performing the songs of Bob Dylan, including Marc Black, Larry Campbell, Jay Collins, Mikaela Davis, Brian Hollander, Kate Pierson, Arlen Roth, Eric Redd, NeeNee Rushie (of the Big Takeover), Jared Samuel (of Invisible Familiars), John Sebastian, Kenny Siegal & Blueberry (Johnny Society), Bill Simms, Jr., Jules Shear, Robert Burke Warren, Doug Yoel & Carmen Ann (Sin City) and surprise special guests.
$25 & $45; $65 Gold Circle includes pre-concert champagne reception; $100 Front Row includes pre-concert champagne reception and five raffle tickets for a chance to win an original Elliott Landy photograph