Andy Hill & Renee Safier and Hard Rain
27th Annual Bob DylanFest, May 7, 2017
Outside on the Torino Plaza at the Torrance Cultural Center
Torino Plaza, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503
Tickets $30 in advance (through May 6th)
Tickets at the door $35
Kids: $10 (7-14 yrs)
VIP Tickets- $100
Thanks so much for your interest in the 27th Annual Dylanfest! We are looking forward to a great event. Please spread the word, invite some friends, and help us make this year’s festival the biggest and best yet! The Dylanfest is an 8-hour celebration of the music of Bob Dylan. We started it in 1991 and have been holding the event ever since. The show started with our band and a few friends doing 4 sets of Bob Dylan songs, and it has grown to a 8-hour event with over 50 musicians performing over 60 Dylan songs. Our band, Hard Rain, is the "house band", and we are joined by solo artists, full bands and instrumentalists throughout the course of the day. The show is OUTSIDE at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in the Torino Plaza. There will be some shaded areas, but bring a hat and sunscreen so you can enjoy the beautiful California sunshine! Bring a jacket for later...In case of rain, the event will go on, and we will move inside.
VIP Ticket $100- VIP tickets include: Entry fee ($35), Dylanfest T- Shirt ($20), Invitation to Dylanfest rehearsal 7/6, 26th Annual Dylanfest Highlight CD ($15), Dylanfest Mug ($10), Dylanfest Shaker Egg ($5), Invite to Post-Dylanfest VIP meal ($30), VIP Lanyard, your name on our "VIP Thank You" Board, PLUS your name goes into a drawing where the winner gets to count off "Like A Rolling Stone" 1-2-3-4!
Advance tickets can be purchased on our website store until Saturday, May 6th. If you are unable to get to the website, call Andy at 310-346-9383 for tickets. This is a great value for all this wonderful music! But, if you have trouble affording the event, please contact us.
There will be food and drinks (non-alcoholic drinks, water & sodas) plus beer and wine available for a reasonable price. The food will be provided by acclaimed Chef Michael Shafer of The Depot and Buffalo Fire Department restaurants in Torrance. Please do not bring in any outside food or beverages, and bring ID if you plan on purchasing alcohol. No alcohol will be served without proper ID.
The audience is encouraged to dress up in costumes as characters, things, interpretations and misinterpretations of Dylan’s song titles or lyrics. A misinterpretation would be when Hard Rain's guitarist, Kirk Makin, dressed up as Angus Young (of AC DC) as a play on the song title ‘Forever Young.’” Some of the costumes over the years have also included various versions of “Tangled Up In Blue,” “Highway 61,” “Farmer’s Daughter,” “Isis” and “Baby Blue,” among others.
Watch: Blowing in the Wind
Watch: Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
Watch: Hurricane from 2013 Dylanfest Rehearsal
Watch: Shelter From The Storm
Watch: Make You Feel My Love
Some of this year's performers:
Andy Hill, Renee Safier & Hard Rain, Marty Rifkin, Dry September, Susie Glaze, Steve Whalen, Brax Cutchin, Chase Keepe Hill, Patti Orbeck, Joe Caccavo, Fuzzy Thurston, Joel Rafael, Jay Constable, Terry Buck, Dave Leahy, Jamie Daniels & The Jack of Hearts, Bellylove, Dave Crossland, Paul Zollo, Pillow of Wrongness, Scott Gerber and more.
Great 2013 article in the Daily Breeze!
* Great 2013 Easy Reader Article!
* Great 2013 article on Dylanfest in the Torrance Tribune!
* Great Easy Reader article out about 2010 Dylanfest!
* Click here for pictures from Dylanfest on Facebook !
*Check out the review of our 18th Annual DylanFest in the May 15th edition of the Easy Reader !