Petty Fest 2014 Announces Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago Shows


On the heels of November’s three hugely successful SOLD OUT Dylan Fests in New York and San Francisco, The Best Fest Sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, is proud to announce Petty Fest 2014, the annual tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  This April Petty Fest will hit Los Angeles at The El Rey Theatre on April 3, Seattle at The Showbox April 9 and Chicago at The Metro April 23. The star-studded events, backed all night by the legendary Cabin Down Below Band, bring together the top musicians, actors, and comedians working today.  All involved will be performing their favorite Petty classics. As is tradition at the Fests, these shows are sure to offer a handful of very special surprise guest stars. Once again, 100% of the ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit Sweet Relief and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

On April 3, Petty Fest will headline the El Rey Theatre. Confirmed guests will include: Flea, Albert Hammond Jr., The Walking Papers, Brendan Benson, Nikki Lane, Dhani Harrison, Jason Lee, Butch Walker, Ruby Amanfu, Eric Pulido of Midlake, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Pete Yorn, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Lukas Nelson, Chase Cohl, Zane Carney, Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, Ruby Stewart, Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara, Danny Clinch, Jordan Beckett of Bootstraps and more. Tickets are ON SALE NOW here:

On April 9, the Fest will play for the first time in Seattle, at the famous Showbox. Confirmed guests will include: Jakob Dylan, Alison Mosshart, Albert Hammond Jr., Jake Snider of Minus The Bear, The Walking Papers, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Noah Gundersen, Brendan Benson, Butch Walker, Nikki Lane, Ayron Jones, Ruby Amanfu, Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles, Cory Chisel, Peter Quirk of The Cave Singers, Adriel Denae, Danny Masterson, John Van Deusen of The Lonely Forest and more. Tickets are ON SALE NOW here:

On April 23, Petty Fest will make another debut, this time in Chicago, at the legendary Metro. Confirmed guests will include: Alison Mosshart, Jakob Dylan, John Stirratt & Pat Sansone of The Autumn Defense, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Members of The Wild Feathers, Brendan Benson, Butch Walker, Cory Chisel, Danny Masterson, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, Jesse Malin, Dave Davison of Maps & Atlases, Adriel Denae, Kelly Hogan, Lukas Nelson, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Butterfly Boucher and more.  Tickets go on sale Saturday March 15.  Tickets available here:

The Best Fest is proud to be sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey.  Together over the course of the past 14 months they have raised hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sweet Relief with multiple SOLD OUT SHOWS in NYC, LA, San Francisco, Austin, Nashville, and Dublin Ireland.  The list of guest stars includes Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Perry Farrell, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha, Dhani Harrison, Mike Campbell, Justin Townes Earl, Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum, Grace Potter, The Strokes, Phosphorescent, Civil Wars, Doyle Bramhall II and many many more.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems….


About The Best Fest:

Eleven years after celebrating Bob Dylan’s 60th birthday by jamming with a few friends in a tiny Lower East side bar, The Best Fest – Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest – are a New York tradition. The New York Times described The Fest 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.”

New York magazine labeled Petty Fest “Low Brow and Brilliant” in its weekly back-page Approval Matrix. Now proudly sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. For more information please visit

About Jameson® Irish Whiskey:

Jameson Irish Whiskey is a smooth and perfectly balanced triple distilled Irish Whiskey rooted in Irish heritage dating back to 1780 when legendary John Jameson released his first cask. The brand’s success comes down to the skilled distillers that ensure Jameson’s unique taste and the communities who have supported its handcrafted quality for hundreds of years. Reliably timeless and simple, Jameson is best enjoyed during great times with great friends.

The world’s No 1 selling Irish whiskey and is amongst the elite of the fastest growing international spirit brands in the world. The success of the Irish brand is down to its great quality and smooth taste, coupled with a fantastic heritage, established in 1780 by the legendary John Jameson. It has all the quality credentials to allow it be consumed straight, but is versatile and is equally great when mixed.

About Sweet Relief Musicians Fund:

Since 1994 Sweet Relief has been offering vital assistance to professional musical artists in need. Many prominent musicians, professionals and music fans have contributed enthusiastically to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.