SKYVILLE LIVE BECOMES OFFICIAL STREAMING PARTNER OF DYLAN FEST
Emmy-Nominated Producers To Stream 75th Birthday Tribute To Bob Dylan Live From Ryman Auditorium Benefiting Thistle Farms
Nashville, Tenn. (May 20, 2016) – Fans have been clamoring for tickets to Dylan Fest, a star-studded two-day concert celebrating Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday taking place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium May 23-24, presented byThe Best Fest. For those unable to attend the hotly anticipated event in person, there’s good news: the Emmy-nominated producers of acclaimed web series Skyville Live will be the official streaming partners of Dylan Fest, benefiting beloved Nashville institution Thistle Farms.
"The Best Fest team has done it again,” says Bryan Lee, CEO, “and we at Skyville Live are honored to be included in this magical event. We are proud to be able to open the door and invite a worldwide audience into a performance this star-studded, celebrating the legend that is Bob Dylan."
“We are thrilled and grateful to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Dylan at the legendary Ryman Auditorium," says Best Fest founder Austin Scaggs. "To honor Bob and raise money for a wonderful charity is a win-win. And we are very excited to be able to share this special event with Dylan fans tuning in from all around the world.”
With a lineup stacked wall to wall with talent including Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Kesha, Boz Scaggs, Brendan Benson, and more, Dylan Fest is a perfect fit for the Skyville Live team, who pride themselves on capturing magical collaborations and live-streaming them around the world. Their full HD video stream will be available for fans to view on go90, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers, as well as AOL.
The Skyville Live team is especially proud to support this event as it raises money and awareness for Thistle Farms, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Employing survivors through their Nashville-based social enterprises -- including a Home & Body company, Thistle Stop Cafe, artisan studio, and Thistle Farms Global -- Thistle Farms includes a two-year residential program and advocacy services for up to 700 women yearly.
Dylan Fest Line-up (Artists subject to change):
Emmylou Harris, *Jason Isbell, *Kacey Musgraves, Ann Wilson, Kurt Vile, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Boz Scaggs, Kesha, City And Colour, Moon Taxi, *Brothers Osborne, Dhani Harrison, John Paul White, Charlie McCoy, Butch Walker, Nikki Lane, Brendan Benson, Rayland Baxter, Holly Williams, Langhorne Slim, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Ruby Amanfu, Karen Elson, Amanda Shires, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, The Whigs, Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Jonathan Tyler, Shelly Colvin, Tommy Emmanuel and more surprise guests.
*Denotes Artists Performing May 24th Only
About The Best Fest:
Fifteen years after celebrating Bob Dylan's 60th birthday by jamming with a few friends in a tiny Lower East Side bar, The Best Fests - including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest, George Fest, Brian Fest and Neil Fest - are now a rock and roll tradition. The New York Times described The Fests as "one of the most jubilant events of the year" and Rolling Stone touted it as "an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration." The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity nationally. Multiple sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago, and Dublin have featured guest performances from an incredible and diverse array of celebrities and artists including: Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Johnny Depp, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Killers, Ryan Adams, The Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Kesha, Perry Farrell, Spoon, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Harper, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Ann Wilson, Jakob Dylan, Trisha Yearwood, and many more. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison is now a beautify captured live album and full length concert film available on Vagrant Records (BMG). For updates and information, please visit www.thebestfest.com and follow @thebestfest on Instagram and @The_BestFest on Twitter.
For more information about Dylan Fest, visit www.thebestfest.com/dylan-fest-nashville/.
For more information about Thistle Farms, visit www.thistlefarms.org.
For more information about Skyville Live, visit www.skyvillelive.com