Dallas native Kacey Musgraves is getting a chance to take part in a very special tribute concert in May. The concert will be in honor of Bob Dylan and will take place on May 24, one day before Dylan’s 75th birthday, with a second show on May 25 to celebrate his birthday. Rolling Stone reported on Thursday that Musgraves will be one of a huge lineup of musical stars from different genres of music to perform at the concert.
This is one of a series of similar shows that have recently taken place. Tom Petty received a tribute shows across the nation and Kris Kristofferson just received his own tribute concert, one in which he actually took the stage and performed with a number of the people honoring him. This event is called Dylan Fest: Nashville.
Joining Musgraves for this huge tribute concert are names like Brothers Osborne, Jason Isbell, Wynonna Judd, Emmylou Harris, Boz Scaggs, Charlie McCoy, Kesha, Ann Wilson, and more. This concert will feature Dylan’s own band, the Cabin Down Below Band, performing the songs while the special guest singers take on classic Dylan hits. The singers will be singing their favorite Bob Dylan songs at the shows.
This is a special event for Nashville as well, since this also marks the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s classic album Blonde on Blonde, the first album that he ever recorded in Nashville. Also, all profits from this benefit concert will go towards Thistle Farms, a Tennessee-based non-profit organization that helps to employ and house women who have survived prostitution, substance abuse, and human trafficking.
Tickets for the Dylan Fest: Nashville are on sale through Ticketmaster. Prices start out at $45 and the highest priced tickets are only $59.50 for each night. The concerts are May 23 and May 24 at 7:30 p.m. CST and they go on sale on April 16 at 10 a.m. Kacey Musgraves is only scheduled for the May 24 concert. Musgraves is also touring this summer with her Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue, with the next concert for that at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa.