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.

Since it's inception in 2004, Jeff has led the Atlantic City Weekly Top 40 Under 40 Awards and co-founded the Reader's Choice Nightlife Awards.  Developing strong relationships with the local community not only supports many charitable causes, but keeps the content relevant for readers.

"It's a pleasure to have been a long standing member on the boards of the Metropolitan Business & Citizen's Association that supports community efforts and provides student scholarships, ArtC, dedicated to promoting the arts in southern New Jersey and the Somers Point Jazz Community," says Jeff.

"As an editor and writer I've had the opportunity to keep the public abreast of all the charitable efforts, historic preservation and community events in Atlantic City and the region.  From hourly updates on Hurricane Sandy to developing the column Coasting that keeps our readers up to date on a weekly basis.

"Through the music of the 5 Believers, AC Rhythm Devils, Jeff & Tamara, Ocean Ryders, Jersey  Rhythm Devils, the Mardi Gras Swingers, Mojo Mozart and guest appearances as a solo artist or with a band, I've been able to support community and charity events for the past 10+ years and have loved every being a part of every event."

The 2010 Insulin Support Fund Telethon

The Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival

Tony Mart's Night @ Sandi Pointe Benefit For Access One

101st Celebration of the Garden Pier

AC Nightlife Awards Performance

Atlantic City History: Conversations and Storytelling Video Series

Ocean City Music Pier Events

Grassroots Music

Atlantic City Alliance DO AC Summer Music Series (Jeff's band 5 Believers plays Kennedy Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 30th, 2014, from 8-11pm - across from Boardwalk Hall on the Boardwalk where the free 3D light and sound show takes place every hour on top of hour after dusk.