Not looking to stop his outstanding career anytime soon, Bob Dylan and his band are headlining this year’s Americanarama Festival of Music. The summer tour also features rock bands Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Bingham, and more. This tour makes a stop at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 23, and we’re giving away a pair of lawn tickets.
For five decades, Bob Dylan has continuously influenced the world of rock music. His name is a familiar name in any household that listens to music. The American musician and culture icon has never ceased to “wow” fans and music-lovers everywhere with his consistently different albums. The rock legend’s latest release in 2012, TEMPEST, was his thirty-fifth studio album.
Accompanying the 72-year old singer-songwriter and his band are Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Ryan Bingham. The Chicago-based band formed in 1994 and released their eighth studio album in 2011, titled The Whole Love. The album was nominated in the category for the Best Rock Album on the 54th Grammy Awards.
My Morning Jacket originates from Louisville, Kentucky. Their seventh album, Circuital, was also released in 2011. Circuital marked the return of My Morning Jacket to their Kentucky roots, having been recorded in the gym of a Louisville church that was converted into a recording studio.
Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham is a third artist who is sharing the stage with Bob Dylan this summer. Compared to the other bands, he is the newcomer to the music scene, having started his career in 2007. Though he started later than the rest, Bingham is just as accomplished, having won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Critic’s Choice Award, and a Grammy in 2010 for his song “The Weary Kind,” which served as the title track for the critically acclaimed film Crazy Heart.
The Americanarama Festival of Music Tour features a ton of great musicians that you wouldn’t want to miss seeing live. To win a pair of lawn tickets to the Merriweather Post Pavilion when it comes on July 23, drop a comment below naming your favorite music festival. I’ve always wanted to go check out the Vans Warped Tour.
The winner will be chosen at noon on Thursday, July 18. Tickets are still available.