A tribute to Bob Dylan at the Warwick Valley Winery

| 15 May 2014 | 12:31

— Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery hosts its annual Bob Dylan tribute festival on May 24, 25 and 26. The Dylan Festival is a continuation of the winery’s ongoing music series Uncorked and Unplugged in the Orchard.

Performers will play a mix of Dylan songs, paying homage to Dylan’s timeless music. Attendees see great local musicians as well as national recording artists all playing at one of the Hudson Valley's prettiest music venues.

The music of Bob Dylan is a diverse blend of styles, encompassing genres from gospel, to folk, to rock and country. The lineup of musicians playing at this festival attempts to reflect that diversity.

On Saturday, May 24, the festival kicks off with local band "Dead on the Tracks" and Mike Corbin. The Complete Unknowns and Dylan festival veterans The Kennedys will perform on Saturday as well. New York City-based Hollis Brown will conclude the day with hard hitting renditions of classic Dylan tunes.

Sunday opens with Anthony Fiore and the ever energetic E’lissa Jones Band followed by Uncle Shoehorn. Rod MacDonald returns to the Dylan fest stage joined by Waynard and Rainbow Full of Sound. Waynard will play a blend of Dylan-inspired Grateful Dead tunes.

Monday’s lineup features Grammy-nominated guitarist and telecaster legend Bill Kirchen and his band. He will be joined by Evan and Lesley, Whitney Rose, The Kennedys and Rod MacDonald.

The event runs from 12 to 5 p.m. each day on the winery’s outdoor stage.

Wine tastings, hard cider, and fruit brandies as well as food, and soft drinks will be available all weekend at the winery. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Outside food and beverages are prohibited.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, call 845-258-4858 or check out the winery's web site at www.wvwinery.com.