Announcing the 5th Annual Bob Dylan Tribute at Founders Brewing Co.


5th Annual Bob Dylan Tribute Concert at Founders Brewing Co scheduled for May 19th, 2012.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - "I'm just a song and dance man," says Bob Dylan about his 40 year career. Poet, prophet, the greatest songwriter of all time, the voice of a generation; these are things other people say about him. For local singer songwriter Nicholas James Thomasma, he is all of those things and more. The iconic Dylan turns 71 this year. On Saturday, May 19th for the 5th year in a row Nicholas James and the Bandwagon, along with several more artists, will be paying tribute to the legendary song and dance man at Founders Brewing Co.
"I just wanted to play a show that was all Bob Dylan, all night long," says Thomasma about the tribute. "It wasn't hard to get my friends on board." His friends over the years have included Drew Nelson, The Crane Wives, Chance Jones, Creolization and many more. With over 500 songs and more than 40 albums, there is never a shortage of material. Thomasma maintains a master list to ensure that no song is repeated throughout the night. For this years tribute Nicholas James and the Bandwagon will be performing Dylans 1976 album "Desire."

"Each year the event gets better and better. Founders recently installed new lights, a new sound system and did an acoustic treatment to the building which has made a significant improvement in the sound quality there. I wanted to do something special for our 5th year. Desire is a monumental album and the Hurricane has been a crowd favorite over the years. I think it's safe to say this years tribute will be the best yet," says Thomasma.

The lineup for the 5th annual Bob Dylan Tribute is as follows:
Nicholas James and the Bandwagon performing Desire
The Turnips
Big Dudee Roo
Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies
Into the West
Tom DeVries of the Blue Water Ramblers.

Founders Brewing Co. is 21 and up. Admission is $5.

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