ATLANTIC CITY — Bob Dylan’s deep ties to the Jersey Shore and his musical journey with The Band will be celebrated at Dylan Fest AC 2017 on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave.

The event, which sold out the last two years, begins with a pre-show wine tasting and Dylan-themed art show from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University at Fairmount and Mississippi avenues.

Live music begins at nearby Dante Hall at 7:30 p.m. 

Dylan Fest AC began in 2015 to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's collaboration with Levon & the Hawks (later to become The Band) in August 1965, and the enduring musical relationship between Dylan and members of The Band, which continues today. The event is the brainchild of Jeff Schwachter, a musician and artist who performs in The 5 Believers and with Dead Reckoning in “Dylan & The Dead Experience.”

The lobby of Dante Hall will be transformed into a Dylan Museum, with original artwork by regional artists including Mike Bell and Victor Perez. Vintage posters, photos and other Bob Dylan and The Band-related memorabilia will also be featured.

Light fare and beverages will be available.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased in advance at or calling the box office at 609-626-3890.

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Parking is available at the Wave parking garage adjacent to the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave.

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