Rock and roll royalty is coming together to celebrate the life of one of their own. Tom Petty. Stevie Nicks, Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters, Beck, Chris Stapleton, the Raconteurs, the Killers and more are all set to participate in the Tom Petty Birthday Bash on October 23, 2020, with a mix of tributes and performances to the late music icon.
The event will happen across two platforms: things kick off at 4:30P ET on SiriusXM's Tom Petty Radio. The festivities switch over to Twitch starting at 7P ET, although that action can still be heard back on TPR.
The first half of the event will feature Jason Isbell, the Killers, the Raconteurs, Kurt Vile, Starcrawler with Mike Campbell, Low Cut Connie, and more.
Over on Twitch, the lineup will be an impressive collection of artists, including Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of Petty's Heartbreakers, Adam Sandler, Beck, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, the Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Gary Clark, Jr., Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson, Norah Jones, Roger McGuinn, Spoon, Stephen Stills, and Susanna Hoffs (among many more).
Among those scheduled to make special guest appearances are Eddie Vedder, Jakob Dylan, Jimmy Iovine, Kiefer Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Marty Stuart, Olivia Harrison, Post Malone, Rick Rubin, and Stevie Nicks.
Proceeds from the show are earmarked for three charities: Save Our Stages, which is helping venues struggling to survive during Covid-19; Arts in Medicine, a Gainseville, Florida, organization; Digitunity, which is trying to make technology more accessible; and MusiCares, which provides critical assistance to musicians and others in the music industry.