Over 10 years after celebrating Bob Dylan's 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.” Now proudly sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. 100% of all ticket sale proceeds goes to benefit the Jameson Neighborhood Fund to raise money for local charities that provide education and resources to the local bartender, musician and craft communities in order to keep the spirit of the neighborhood alive and well. The Jameson Neighborhood fund will launch September 2014.
Alex Levy

Alex Levy

Alex Levy is a musician, producer and fifteen-year music industry veteran. He has served as V.P. of Promotion for Epic Records and Artist Relations Director for Rolling Stone magazine. He lives in New York City.

Austin Scaggs

Austin Scaggs

Austin Scaggs is a musician, producer and Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where he has been for over 15 years. He’s traveled the world covering rock & roll, and has written more than a dozen Rolling Stone cover stories on artists including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Kings of Leon. He lives in Nashville TN.

Matt Romano

Matt Romano

Matt Romano met The Strokes when he was asked to fill in on drums for their first ever European Tour after band member Fabrizio Moretti broke his hand. Since then he’s co-produced two albums and toured the world playing drums with The Albert Hammond Jr. Band and was a touring member of Little Joy. Matt is partner and founder of the legendary East Village Rock & Roll bar The Cabin Down Below. He lives in New York City

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100% of all ticket proceeds go DIRECTLY to benefit the Jameson Neighborhood Fund

The Jameson Neighborhood Fund raises money for local charities that provide education and resources to the local bartender, musician and craft communities in order to keep the spirit of the neighborhood alive and well.

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