Ten years after celebrating Bob Dylan’s 60th 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 Sweet Relief and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, providing financial assistance to all types of career musicians who struggle to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
Alex Levy

Alex Levy

Alex Levy is a fifteen-year music industry veteran. He has served as V.P. of Promotion for Epic Records and, subsequently, as Artist Relations Director for Rolling Stone magazine. He lives in the heart of New York’s East Village.

Austin Scaggs

Austin Scaggs

Austin Scaggs is a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where he has served as a writer for fourteen years. He travels the world to cover rock & roll, and has written more than a dozen cover stories on artists including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Kings of Leon.

Matt Romano

Matt Romano

Filling in on drums for The Strokes on their first ever European Tour after band member Fabrizio Moretti broke his hand, Matt Romano has remained a key member of The Strokes team and family. He co-produced two albums and toured the world playing drums with The Albert Hammond Jr. Band and Little Joy. He is a partner and founder of the legendary East Village Rock & Roll bar The Cabin Down Below.

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100% of all ticket proceeds go DIRECTLY to Sweet Relief

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need. We all have received so much out of music, it’s time to give a little back.

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