The New York concert event will feature special guests Justin Townes Earle, Karen Elson, Father John Misty, Adam Green, Nicole Atkins, Devendra Banhart, Jesse Malin, Delta Spirit, Sammy James Jr. of The Mooney Suzuki, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Ryan Miller of Guster, Har Mar Superstar, Johnny T, Andrew W.K., Matt Sweeney, Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Justin Long, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Caveman and many more surprise guests.
The Los Angeles show features Pat Carney of The Black Keys, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, members of Eagles Of Death Metal, Harper Simon, Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar, Bijou Phillips, Ryan Miller of Guster, Justin Barha, Jenny O., Rodrigo Amarante, Adam Busch with more guests to be announced.
All of the performers will be backed by the legendary Cabin Down Below Band and one hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds will go to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and the Musicians Cancer Fund.
Over the next eight months, The Best Fest and Jameson will produce a series of landmark shows, beginning with Petty Fest NYC on October 24 at New York's Webster Hall, to Petty Fest West in Los Angeles on Nov 14 & 15 at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and on to San Francisco in 2013.
In other Tom Petty news, he this started an auction on his personal 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible through e-bay. This flashy but classy automobile is something of a modern classic. Production of the XJS model Jaguar ended in 1996 after 21 years. Proceeds from the auction will go to Doctors Without Borders. To bid, auction closes Oct 21 visit; http://conta.cc/Porygm