The immortal Bob Dylan will be celebrated by way of a tribute festival this spring in Nashville. The musical bacchanal will be called Dylan Fest, and see performances spanning a ton of genres from artists past and present: The likes of Kurt Vile, Boz Scaggs, Kacey Musgraves and Emmy Lou Harris will share the same stage together, but they'll be joined by an unlikely pop-star in Kesha, who'll be performing live for the first time since her legal entanglement with producer Dr. Luke began in earnest earlier this year.
Anyone who glosses over pop-culture headlines knows Kesha's story: She sued Dr. Luke in 2014 alleging emotional abuse and rape during their time working together, but that injunction was shot down by a New York City judge in February. The aftermath, which saw Kesha become something of a symbol for women's equality in the music industry, has been discussed heavily among her fans and industry cohorts. Kesha's case against Sony—Dr. Luke's employer—was dropped earlier this month, but not all news has been bad for the singer: She was awarded by Human Rights Campaign in March, and even delighted fans with the promise of new music a few weeks later.
Dylan Fest, which takes place May 23 & 24 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, will be her first dive back into the world of public performance, and we couldn't be more psyched. Tickets go on sale April 15 and can be purchased here.
The event's full flyer is below: