Bearsville Uncut presents a very special look back at Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Concerts featured at Bearsville Theater. With footage recorded live from 2016 and 2018 courtesy of The Woodstock Chimes Fund. This event is a benefit for Family of Woodstock Hotline and Walk-In Center and John Herald Fund. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the the ‘original’ Family formed by volunteers in the town of Woodstock.
Sunday, May 24, 2020, Bob Dylan’s 79th birthday, was to be the 12th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration and the first benefit concert hosted by our newly renovated Bearsville Theater. Since the show had to be postponed, Bearsville Uncut is very proud to be able to present live video from the 2016 & 2018 shows, hosted by Happy Traum and house band Connor Kennedy, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison and Will Bryant; with performances by: Donald Fagen, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Mike & Ruthy (The Mammals), Jules Shear, Eric Redd, Bill Sims Jr, Rod Macdonald, Scott Sharrard, Dan Littleton and more.
The Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration celebrates the songs of Bob Dylan, interpreted by some of the best musicians in the Hudson Valley – internationally known and up-and-coming. Always a sell-out, the concert has become a Woodstock Memorial Day Weekend tradition. Since 2014, all proceeds from the event have gone to the Family of Woodstock 24-Hr. Hotline & Textline and the John Herald Fund.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Family of Woodstock Hotline. Formed by a group of volunteers in 1970, the Hotline has been helping members of the community with “any problem under the sun”, 24 hours 365 days a year for 50 years.
The John Herald Fund, administered by Family of Woodstock, helps local musicians and visual artists with small financial needs such as car repairs, electric, fuel and medical bills. The Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration is one of the main sources of funding for the John Herald Fund. We know times are tough for everyone but, if you’re able, please consider making a donation.
A teaser from our Bearsville Uncut feature this Saturday June 27