Petty Fest Hits LA for the First Time Ever
On October 24 at Petty Fest 2012 sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers rang through a packed house at New York's Webster Hall. The star-studded show raised more than $15,000 for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity organization that provides financial assistance to musicians facing illness or disability.
Special guests included Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, Fabrizio Moretti and Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes, Karen Elson, Cyndi Lauper, Andrew W.K., Father John Misty, Nick Zinner, Justin Townes Earle, SNL's Fred Armisen, Alia Shawkat, John McEnroe and more, who all joined The Cabin Down Below Band on stage to perform their favorite Tom Petty songs.
On November 14 & 15, the show will travel to Los Angeles for the first ever Petty Fest West, featuring two more incredible benefit shows at the El Rey Theater. With special guests Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Nick Valensi and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Sarah Silverman, Members of Eagles of Death Metal, Butch Walker, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Jesse Malin, Harper Simon, Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar, Bijou Phillips, Ryan Miller of Guster, Justin Bartha, Jenny O., Rodrigo Amarante, Greg Rogove, Adam Busch, AA Bondy, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross and many more surprise guests.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund will be directing all funds raised from Petty Fest West in LA to The Eastern Musicians Fund @SweetRelief to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. A special limited edition poster of the event has been created and will be available at the shows for a $20 donation.
Online donations to assist hurricane victims can be made here:
The Best Fest is proud to be sponsored by its favorite spirit, Jameson Irish Whiskey. Petty Fest NYC marked the first in a series of landmark shows between The Best Fest and Jameson. Following Petty Fest West on Nov 14 & 15 at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles will be a stop in San Francisco in February 2013. For more information please visit bestfestever.com.
"The Fests are the perfect embodiment of everything a Jameson night should be - great friends coming together to celebrate and raise a glass to our musical heroes. With Jameson already a huge part of the rehearsals and performances, we are truly excited to have their support to grow the Fests nationwide," said Alex Levy, Fest founder.
"The Fests started in the same close-knit NYC East Village and Lower East Side bartender/musician community that adopted Jameson as their drink of choice back in the early 90s," said Jeffrey Moran, Vice President, Public Relations, Events and Lifestyle Marketing at Pernod Ricard USA. "After a successful first stop, Jameson is looking forward to supporting and preserving this event to the West Coast and ensuring it is taken to more cities, musicians and Jameson fans."
Petty Fest NYC List:
Cabin Down Below - The Cabin Down Below Band
The Waiting - The Cabin Down Below Band with Josh Lattanzi of The Candles
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Nicole Atkins with Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Here Comes My Girl - Cyndi Lauper & Sammy James Jr. of Mooney Suzuki
Love Is A Long Road - The Cabin Down Below Band
Don't Do Me Like That - Har Mar Superstar with Johnny T
Honey Bee - Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells
Breakdown - Alia Shawkat
It's Good To Be King - Ryan Miller of Guster
Listen To Her Heart - Andrew W.K. & Matt Sweeney
Learning To Fly - Father John Misty
Even The Losers - Antony Ellis of 5 O'Clock Heroes
Refugee - Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross with Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Fred Armisen of SNL
Have Love Will Travel - Adriel Denae
You Don't Know How It Feels - Cory Chisel with Fab Moretti of The Strokes
American Girl - Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon with Fab Moretti of The Strokes
Room At The Top - Delta Spirit with Dave Quon of We Barbarians
You Got Lucky - Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band with John McEnroe
I Need To Know - Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes with John McEnroe
Down South - Justin Townes Earle
Don't Come Around Here No More - Caveman
Runnin' Down A Dream - Mikki James & Jamie Burke
Into The Great Wide Open - Reeve & Zane Carney
Walls - Adam Green
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Karen Elson & Nicole Atkins
Handle With Care - Justin Townes Earle, Nicole Atkins, Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit and all
Free Fallin' - Nicole Atkins and all
Something In The Air - The Cabin Down Below Band