Dylan to play Pittsfield again!

Bob Dylan lighting a fat cigar

Nearly 42 years after making his Pittsfield debut as Joan Baez's un-announced guest at a sold-out show at the Boy's Club, Bob Dylan will return June 23 when the Bob Dylan Show, featuring Willie Nelson & Family, rolls into Wahconah Park.

Local promoters Gene and Lissa Fein of Berkshire Music Glen Productions have announced the following ticket information: all tickets general admission at $49.50 (plus applicable service charges); on sale Sat., April 23 at 10 AM at Wood Bros in the Allendale Shopping Ctr., Pittsfield plus all Ticketmaster outlets; to charge by phone, call (413) 733-2500 or (518) 476-1000; order online at ticketmaster.com.

Showtime is 6:30, gates open at 5:30, kids under 12 get in FREE with each adult ticket holder. Special guests The Greencards open the show that will feature full sets by Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

"His voice is not a pretty one, "

"... and his guitar playing is just plain old banging away, but there is an intensity about him, a dedication that forces one's attention where it belongs." So wrote Milton R. Bass, in his Berkshire Eagle review of Dylan's first Pittsfield performance on August 15, 1963.

We'll have more about Dylan's Boy's Club gig and his two Tanglewood concerts from the 1990s very soon; meantime, you may be interested in the story of the day Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue spent partying at Mama Frasca's Dream Away Lodge in Becket, on this page.