Don’t feel so all alone — head to BobFest at Uptown Bill’s!


Uptown Bill’s — Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Tom Gilsenan
Uptown Bill’s hosts its annual BobFest on May 28 — photo courtesy of Tom Gilsenan

American folk music legend Bob Dylan turned 75 this year and Uptown Bill’s is ready to celebrate. Uptown Bill’s Coffee House (730 S Dubuque St., Iowa City) is hosting its annual BobFest tribute concert. The event is featured as part of the shop’s Saturday Night Music series, a weekly hotspot for local musicians to showcase their talent. The special event kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.

BobFest 2016 will feature more than a dozen local performers and musicians, with artists reciting spoken word pieces as well as performing their favorite Bob Dylan selections. With each entertainer playing two to three tracks, the show is sure to cover Dylan’s signature range of genres, from blues, country and gospel to good old rock and roll. The lineup is full of ace Iowa City talent including Scott Engledow, Gentlemen Callers, Mary Reasoner and Laurie Haag, Betsy and Garry Klein, Nic Arp, Jos Sasson and Stacy Webster.

At a suggested donation of $5, both music goers and Bob Dylan fans of all ages are likely to enjoy an evening at BobFest. Uptown Bill’s is home to year long weekly live music performances (and some delicious coffee), and will undoubtedly provide an excellent concert to celebrate Dylan’s 75th.

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