Johnny Brenda's Presents

The Philadelphia Tom Petty Appreciation Band

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, November 25
Doors: 8pm

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*

8PM – Doors
9PM – Show


Temples in Flames – Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1987


If you’re coming to hear “I Won’t Back Down” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” this show probably isn’t for you. If you’re currently wearing an “Infidels” tour shirt & listening to “Spike” from The Live Anthology, this gig is gonna be right in your wheelhouse. We’re enlisting the help of our good friend Wesley Stace to present a (mostly) faithful interpretation of what Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were playing when they toured the world together during 1986 and 1987. In other words, this one’s for the heads.

The Philadelphia Tom Petty Appreciation Band features musicians who’ve played with many of your favorite bands of the last 20 years (The War on Drugs, Dr. Dog, Strand of Oaks, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Low Cut Connie, Pernice Brothers, Son Little). Pat Finnerty (of What Makes This Song Stink?, Live Band Karaoke, and Pat Finnerty and the Full Band fame) fronts the operation.

AKA John Wesley Harding, Wesley Stace is a musician/author, and a Philadelphian by way of Hastings, U.K. He saw the Temples in Flames tour at Wembley… just feet away from George Harrison. He politely kept his distance.

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