Andy Hill & Renee Safier and Hard Rain


We are sorry to say, but,

Dylanfest 30-The LIVE VERSION!

Saturday, Sept. 26th, 12-8pm


DYLANFEST 31 is scheduled for May 8, 2021


Torrance Cultural Arts Center

INFO FOR May 8th, 2021:

Thanks so much for your interest in the 31st 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 at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in the Torino Plaza. 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 5/24 or 5/29, Andy & Renee CD of your choice ($15),  Dylanfest Mug ($10), Dylanfest Shaker Egg ($5), Invite to Post-Dylanfest VIP meal ($30, subject to your availability), 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!


30th Annual (LIVESTREAMING) Bob DylanFest

Watch anytime


Dylanfest 30 Day One


Dylanfest 30 Day Two


Dylanfest 30 Day Three

Dylanfest FAQ   

Dylanfest Facebook Page

Virtual Dylanfest Program




Yes, we took Dylanfest to the internet! We did three shows, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 29-30-31 on Youtube, and you can watch the shows anytime. We'll be hosted over 40 different performers playing songs by the Nobel Laureate, Bob Dylan. As always, there wereno repeats over the three days. Andy and Renee performed "Live in the Garage" hosting and performing live, and the guest performers performed "live" via videos. The members of Hard Rain are featured as well! We encourage you to tune in and watch the shows anytime.


We understand that many of you are struggling financially, so there will be no "Ticket Fee" to watch, but if you are so inclined, you can "tip" us, and a portion of the proceeds will go to The Midnight Mission Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles and the national organization, Feeding America. If you are so inclined, you can tip us by sending funds to PayPal( or Venmo, ( You can also go to to donate. There’s also an option in Facebook Messenger to send a tip by clicking the $ icon when you send a message to Renee Safier.




Dylanfest 30 Day One:

Dylanfest 30 Day Two:

Dylanfest 30 Day Three:



We have rescheduled the LIVE Dylanfest for Saturday, Sept. 26th at The Torrance Cultural Arts Center. More news on that soon. For those of you who have bought tickets in advance, you will be receiving a separate email. Thanks for your patience!


Advance tickets can be purchased on our website store until Saturday, Sept 25th.  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 restaurant 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.

Read: 2017 Easy Reader Article

Read: 2017 Daily Breeze Article

Watch: Blowing in the Wind

Watch: Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues

Watch: Hurricane from 2013 Dylanfest Rehearsal

Watch: Shelter From The Storm

Watch: Every Grain Of Sand

Watch: Rainy Day Women (Everybody Must Get Stoned)

Watch: Queen Jane Approximately


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, Jay Constable, Terry Buck, Dave Leahy, Jamie Daniels  & The Jack of Hearts, Bellylove, Dave Crossland,  Paul Zollo, Pillow of Wrongness, Scott Gerber and more.




* 2015 Torrance Tribune Article

* 2015 East Reader Article

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 !

* Read the great article on 2009 Dylanfest...Part 1 and Part 2

* Check out the new Random Lengths Article by B. Noel Barr!

*Check out the review of our 18th Annual DylanFest in the May 15th edition of the Easy Reader !