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Petty Fest 2016: 10 Best Things We Saw

Jakob Dylan, Kristen Wiig, Cage the Elephant’s Matt Shultz and more showed up to celebrate a great American songwriter

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A slew of talented singers turned up to honor Tom Petty at Tuesday's celebratory L.A. fest.

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For more than a decade, the ongoing series of Best Fest concerts have paid tribute to the legendary likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac while raising funds for artist-based charities. On Tuesday, the first of a two-night Petty Fest gathered Norah Jones, Jakob Dylan, Brandon Boyd, Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant, Dhani Harrison, Cameron Avery of Tame Impala, Lissie and others to mark the 40th anniversary of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

As always, backing the night’s singers and soloists was the Cabin Down Below Band (led by bassist and Rolling Stone contributor Austin Scaggs) for a three-hour concert of hits and deep cuts from the massive Petty catalog at L.A.'s Fonda Theatre. The two shows will benefit the artist support organization Refuge Foundation, a 10-acre sanctuary in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Here is a list of some highlights from the opening night.


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