Tom Petty goes to work in a Van Nuys warehouse next to an auto shop and an upholsterer. His band the Heartbreakers rehearses there, still looking for ways to improve after more than 30 years together. Mr. Petty rivals other acts who’ve lasted and remained relevant for decades, like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. He's sold some 60 million albums, is ubiquitous on classic rock stations, and has collaborated with music legends from Bob Dylan to George Harrison. Last year, he played the Super Bowl and much of the nation knew every chorus. Whether he belongs as one of the faces on rock’s Mount Rushmore is still the subject of colorful barroom debates but with the assumption that he does, The Valley’s finest local musicians will pay tribute to Mr. Petty with a set-list drawn from the 70s to the present. Maybe even a Mudcrutch or Wilbury’s song will make an appearance.
The line-up: Jim Armenti and Ray Mason, F. Alex Johnson, Rocky Roberts, Jason Bourgeois, Ryan Quinn, Golden Bloom, Orange Crush, Matthew Carefully, Henning Ohlenbusch, Brian Akey, Sitting Next to Brian, Thane Thomsen (The Figments), The Fawns, Group Deville, Rusty Belle, SwillMerchants, Levin Schwartz and Erik Alan (Amity Front), Spouse, National Carpet, Frank Manzi, Ben Demerath, , Fancy Trash, The Grownup Noise, Bob Hennessy & Carrie Olson.