The Best Fest, sponsored by Jameson® Irish Whiskey, proudly presents Stones Fest New York and Los Angeles. As always, the acclaimed Cabin Down Below Band will host Stones Fest. Last year, they sold out shows in New York and Los Angeles with their Petty Fest series, and recently did the same in San Francisco. The series has been spotlighted by VH1, Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, AOL Music and Stereogum for its illustrious lineups and energetic performances. Collectively, the series has raised $50,000 for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to musicians facing illness or disability. 100% of all ticket sale proceed go directly to Sweet Relief. The Best Fest and Jameson, along with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, are thrilled to work together to continue this great tradition in 2013, bringing The Fest concert series to new cities and raising money to help the music community.
Stones Fest New York will be held at the Bowery Ballroom on May 22 and 23. Confirmed performers include: Norah Jones, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Jason Isbell, Butch Walker, Delta Spirit, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Johnny T, Jesse Malin, Ruby Amanfu, Petter of Alberta Cross, Nicole Atkins, Justin Long, Jack Dishel of Only Son, Seth Herzog, Sammy James Jr. of The Mooney Suzuki, Danny Clinch & The Tangiers Blues Band, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells, Har Mar Superstar, Josh Lattanzi of The Candles, The Uptown Horns, Jamie Burke & Mikki James and surprise guests.
Stones Fest Los Angeles will be held May 30 at The Fonda Theatre. Confirmed performers include: Phosphorescent, Butch Walker, Cyle Barnes of The Weeks, Juliette Lewis, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Michelle Branch, Ethan Miller, Danny Masterson & Adam Busch, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs, Evan Dando, Greg Dulli, Jesse Malin,Ruby Amanfu, Members of Eagles Of Death Metal, Jamie Arentzen of American Hi-Fi, Michael Peña, Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara, Josh Lattanzi of The Candles, Soko, Chuck Prophet, Catherine Pierce, Dakota Johnson & Ruby Stewart, The Uptown Horns and surprise guests.
Over the past decade, The Best Fest - including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest and Stones Fest - has welcomed superstars like Kings of Leon, Ke$ha, The Black Keys, The Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones and The Killers alongside developing artists including Dawes, Delta Spirit, Alberta Cross, The Sheepdogs, Cory Chisel and Nicole Atkins. It has also embraced actors and comedians such as Johnny Depp, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Jon Heder.
Stay tuned for more announcements in 2013.