BobFest – Pat Guadagno &Tired Horses
Bob Dylan’s Songs of War & Peace
With special guests Jackson Pines
May 12, 2017
8:00pm ● May 25, 2017 ● Count Basie Theater ● Red Bank, NJ
7:00 Pre-Show Cocktail Party on the terrace with music by Frank Lombardi
The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the kid from Minnesota who asked How many deaths will it take ‘til he knows that too many people have died? Bob Dylan assured us that the answer was Blowin’ in the Wind, and challenged us to find it.
On Thursday May 25th, The Count Basie Theatre will recognize this prestigious achievement and the Poets 76th birthday at BobFest. This year, Red Banks Hippest Musical Event will focus on Dylan’s songs of War and Peace, with the words that empowered a generation to ask questions and seek answers, delivered by New Jersey’s own Pat Guadagno, as only he can deliver. Performing with a 10 piece ensemble which includes Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band), Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny) Steve Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere) Marc Muller (Shania Twain) Arne Wendt (Jon Bon Jovi) and Joe Bellia (The Weaklings) Yuri Turchin (Kinderhook), Guadagno assures this is not a tribute band, but a ‘curious congregation of very talented musicians, each bringing their own individual brand of magic to the stage’.
Opening Act, Jackson Pines, recently named one of the “bands you MUST hear in 2017" by NJ.com is already making their mark with their debut album Purgatory Road, produced by Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Lumineers). The intriguing new side project of Singer-Songwriter Joe Makoviecki and bassist James Black formerly of the impossibly tight traditional folk band Thomas Wesley Stern promises a rich, folky, Bluegrass beginning to a special night.
Radio Personality Big Joe Henry (101.5 FM) will be on hand to Master the Ceremonies. The Lobby will be adorned with artwork and memorabilia, the outside patio bar will rock as a pre-show cocktail party/Sit-In with recording artist Frank Lombardi, before the stage comes alive with the music of Bob Dylan.
BobFest kicks off Memorial Day weekend at the Jersey Shore, and to honor the brave men and women who helped protect and secure our nations freedom, Jersey Mike’s Subs has invited American Veterans and their families to attend the show as their guest. To take advantage of this generous invitation Vets can contact: