Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tom Petty virtual festival to feature Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks and more

A Tom Petty Virtual Festival honoring the late rocker on October 23 will see performances by Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder and Lenny Kravitz, among others.

Three years after his passing at the age of 66, a host of musicians will deliver tributes to Petty as part of his 70th birthday celebrations.

For the first time ever, the Petty estate is working alongside fans and engaging with the music community to celebrate and pay tribute to Tom Petty.

In 2017, the first annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash debuted in Tom’s hometown of Gainesville, FL. Fans gathered for the free, six-hour show of all Petty tunes; the celebration has grown into a fully-fledged music festival featuring local as well as national acts, with fans traveling across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of Tom Petty.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s special Tom Petty Birthday Bash, honoring what would have been his 70th birthday , will be held virtually on Friday, October 23 with 5 hours of performances, testimonials and tributes to Tom from friends and fans including the rockers listed above, and others, including a very special performance by Heartbreakers members Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench.

The celebration will kick off with an audio broadcast on the SiriusXM Tom Petty channel from 4:30 to 7 PM EST, followed by a video stream from Petty's official website and Amazon Music's Twitch channel from 7 to 9:30 PM EST.

Petty’s estate has just released a series of expanded editions of his 1994 album, “Wildflowers.”

See also:

Tom Petty debuts Leave Virginia Alone video
Tom Petty streams unreleased Wildflowers track Confusion Wheel
Tom Petty to release expanded Wildflowers collection
Tom Petty estate offers free download of unreleased Wildflowers track
Search Tom Petty at hennemusic