Dylan Fest AC 2018

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.

Back at the Helm, Suburban Newspaper Association Best Arts & Entertainment Writing-Feature Award.

Back at the Helm, Suburban Newspaper Association Best Arts & Entertainment Writing-Feature Award.

As an editor and writer Jeff Schwachter has produced a compelling weekly print and online newspaper with comprehensive listings and celebrity interviews, human-interest stories and award-winning features as well as local history content (AC Weekly). He currently freelances and consults on writing, video and digital media projects. He is working on three books and several freelance assignments at the moment. If you need a freelance writer, copy-writer, editor, field producer / editor for video, contact jbschwa@gmail.com

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Jeff Schwachter has interviewed Aretha Franklin, Robert Plant, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Cheech Marin, Richard Lewis, Slick Rick, RUN DMC, EPMD, Gil Scott-Heron, Leon Redbone, Terry Winter, Van Halen, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, The Spinners, Chicago, Flyleaf, Steven Wright, Brian Regan, and many more. Google or Acweekly.com has em all.