Date(s) - May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
4:00 am - 6:30 am
The Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute
May 24 & 25
On May 24, 2019 Bob Dylan will be 78! Since the mid-80’s he’s toured steadily, on what was once dubbed “The Never Ending Tour,” playing his 3000th show this April 19, in Innsbruck, Austria.
For 2-nights, local and regional artists come together at KALA performance space in downtown Astoria to celebrate Dylan through song, delivering original renditions of iconic classics and selections from a catalogue that spans 60 years, 36 studio albums and some 400 plus songs.
Be it Astoria-based duo The Hackels (Luke Ydstie and Kati Claborn of Blind Pilot) with their understated reverence to folk, or spirited roots rock duo Adams & Costello, this eclectic assemblage of musicians is not only a tribute to Dylan, but also magnifies a talented line-up of North Coast artists.
Special guests, John Moen and Jonathan Drew (Decemberists/Eyelids), come in to deliver what is Oregon’s indie-pop excellence, and idiosyncratic acoustic duo TATATA, take new-Dylan to new heights.
MC Liam Dunn–Astoria rock icon/founding leader of the beloved Pagan Pancakes and KMUM DJ will enlighten with Dylan-lore, and the House Band will welcome guest vocalists in the “Electric Dylan” segments: Raymond Martin (guitarist TATATA), Graham Nystrom (guitarist/keyboards-Midas Digs, and KMUN manager), Rebecca Newman (singer/songwriter and bass player), and Flint Rice (drummer), will welcome guest vocalists in the “Electric Dylan” segments.
Whether you’re a singer/songwriter, activist, a gen x or septuagenarian, the artist who wrote “The Times They Are A-Changin,” has played a part in the changing of peoples lives through his poetic expressions in American song, since he came on the revolutionary folk scene 60 years ago, and for which in 2016 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Celebrate an amazing segment of cultural folk history through music.
Show Line-up: The Hackles, Birds of a Feather, Adams & Costello
Echo Returns, Dylan Clodgo, Dinah Ural, TaTaTa , Special Guests: John Moen & Jonathan Drews (Decemberists/Eyelids)
PERFORMANCE/VENUE INFO: May 24, 25. Doors open 8pm. Show at 8:30pm. Tickets $15. Available in advance at libertyastoria.showare.com. Advance tickets are held at will call at KALA. Full Bar. 21+ please. Cabaret/General seating. Tickets at door upon availability. Call 503.338.4878. KALA is located at 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria.