We always kind of knew someday that Tom Petty would save the world. Now we are starting to see the evidence for ourselves. Petty Fest is a music festival and charity event that brings together some of the biggest names in music and entertainment to play a concert of Tom Petty’s greatest hits. In a sold out New York show on Nov. 6 Petty Fest raised $15,000 for the Eastern Musicians Fund to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Now the same group, The Best Fest, has announced they will bring their Petty driven charity machine to LA for two shows at the El Rey Theater Nov. 14 & 15. Check out more info about tickets and how you can donate after the jump.
Headlining the LA shows will be 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 who will join The Cabin Down Below on stage to perform their favorite Tom Petty songs.
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 also been created and will be available at the shows for a $20 donation.
Online donations to assist hurricane victims can be made here:
For a little preview of the amazing acts you can expect, here is the set list from the Nov. 6 NYC show:
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
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