Tom Petty’s 70th Birthday Bash: Stevie Nicks, Roger McGuinn, Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson to Perform

Tom Petty Birthday Bash will be a virtual event this year

The Petty estate is working alongside the founders of Tom Petty Birthday Bash, Jason and Sarah Hedges, to celebrate the life of Tom Petty. The first annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash debuted in Tom’s hometown of Gainesville, FL back in 2017. Fans gathered for the free, six-hour show of all Petty tunes, performed in the native son’s honor. The celebration has grown into a firmly established music festival and a staple of Gainesville, featuring local as well as national acts, with fans traveling across the country.


Due to the continuing pandemic, this year’s Tom Petty Birthday Bash, honoring what would have been his 70th birthday, will be held virtually on FridayOctober 23. Tune in to SiriusXM at 4:30pm. The livestream starts at 7pm with five hours of performances, testimonials, and tributes from the likes of Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Norah Jones, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell, and more — as well as a special performance by Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench.

The festival comes a week after Petty’s posthumous Wildflowers & All The Rest was released, the long-awaited expanded edition of 1994’s Wildflowers. The birthday bash will support charities such as the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program, Save Our Stages, and MusiCares.

4:30-7 p.m. on Sirius XM Tom Petty Radio channel, hosted by David Fricke and Mark Felsot and Jason and Sarah Hedges:




Jason Isbell

The Killers

Kurt Vile

The Raconteurs

Resynator featuring Grace Potter

Starcrawler with Mike Campbell

Larkin Poe with Steve Ferrone

Low Cut Connie

Andrew Leahey and The Homestead

Arts In Medicine Hospital Band

Edan Archer

Emma Swift

Hannah Harber

Hannah Wicklund

Have Gun, Will Travel


Jake Thistle

Jeff Slate’s Weekend Wilburys

Johnathan Coody

Michigan Rattlers

Miss Tess

Mr. Cool


The High Divers

Tristen Orphans

7-9:30 p.m. – Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel, and audio simulcast on Sirius XM’s Tom Petty Radio:

Performances by:

Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench

Adam Sandler

Amos Lee


Brandi Carlile

Chris Stapleton

Dave Stewart

Dhani Harrison and Graham Coxon

Emily King

The Flaming Lips

Foo Fighters

Gary Clark Jr.

Jackson Browne

Lady Blackbird

Lucinda Williams

Lukas Nelson

Margo Price


Norah Jones

Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Roger McGuinn

Sabina Sciubba


Stephen Stills with Christopher Stills

Susanna Hoffs and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers

Special guests: 

Eddie Vedder

Jakob Dylan

Jimmy Iovine

Kiefer Sutherland

Lenny Kravitz

Marty Stuart

Olivia Harrison

Post Malone

Rick Rubin

Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction

Stevie Nicks


*Feature image courtesy of the artist’s site


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