Dylan Fest AC 2017

In 2015, Bob Dylan fans had the opportunity to relive an historic moment in rock history and celebrate the songs that chronicled social issues such as war and civil rights, plus Dylan’s biggest rock classics, at "Dylan Fest AC" on August 28th, 2015, at Dante Hall Theater of Stockton University in Atlantic City.

 

A live musical celebration and tribute to the ever-popular Bob Dylan and Levon & the Hawks took place Friday, August 28th, 2015 at Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City (7:30pm).  DYLAN FEST AC celebrated the 50th anniversary of the birthplace of Bob Dylan and The Band right here at the Jersey Shore. Dylan’s discovery of Levon Helm and The Hawks (later to become the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Famers, The Band) in Somers Point, N.J. at the club Tony Mart’s in August 1965 has been called “…one of the most decisive moments in rock history,” by Time magazine.


The show mirrored  the Dylan/Hawks shows of 50 years ago with the first set (acoustic) by Philadelphia’s Peter Stone Brown and the second set (electric) by the Atlantic City-area based 5 Believers, the region's most genuine Dylan tribute band.

The sold out show was followed by Dylan Fest AC 2016 and 2017.

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Jeff Schwachter draws with oil pastels, charcoal and pencil and paints in oil and acrylic. He has an exhibit of his "Jazz Portraits" series at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College in Atlantic City from July 17 through September 17. The exhibit also ran at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey a few years back, as well as at the Jazz @ the Point Somers Point Jazz Society Festival in March 2012.

 

My dear friend and president and founder of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey with me as I hang my "Jazz Portraits" exhibit at his museum. 

African American Heritage Museum founder and president Ralph Hunter examines Schwachter's painting of "Lonnie Johnson"

BELOW & ABOVE: Images from my first "Jazz Portraits" series / exhibit. Some of them are framed and therefore not here. Come and check em out in person at the Summer 2014 exhibit in Atlantic City, NJ! (Prints are for sale via Paypal and will soon be easy to purchase in the Web site store. For now, email jbschwa@gmail.com to place orders for prints, to see more samples or to commission works of any kind.

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READ: Somers Point man has plenty of outlets for artistic output by David Simpson, press of the Atlantic City

BELOW: Images from Jeff Schwachter's "Dylan" series, many of which appear on the great Bob Dylan site expectingrain.com. MORE to come! See more Dylan related content on the Music page and Bob Dylan Stuff page, as well as pretty much every page on the site (and soon on the "Empire Burlesque Music + More Blog").

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"Bob on Stage

"Bob on Stage

"30 Years - 1992"

"30 Years - 1992"

"Love and Theft"

"Love and Theft"

"Hard Rain"

"Hard Rain"

Dylan in the late '80s

Dylan in the late '80s

Cover drawing I did for Atlantic City Weekly. 

Cover drawing I did for Atlantic City Weekly. 

This cover I drew of Robert Plant for AC Weekly led to one of the craziest birthdays I've ever had. 

This cover I drew of Robert Plant for AC Weekly led to one of the craziest birthdays I've ever had. 

The following slideshow galleries feature some of my oil pastel drawings, oil paintings, watercolor paintings, charcoal and other drawings from the early 1990s to 2000s. All drawings on this web site by Jeff Schwachter (C) Jeff Schwachter 2014.

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