The fifth anniversary edition of Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest in 2021 dedicated to Bob Dylan

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The 5-th edition of the international Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest will be dedicated to the great American singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan. In 2021 he turns 80. The festival’s anniversary edition is to be held on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2021 at the “1857” club, 22 San Stefano Street, Sofia. The event takes place in three competition evenings (two semi-finals and a final), in which twelve Bulgarian and foreign artists will present their original songs. As a tribute to Bob Dylan, each of them will also perform one of his hits.

Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest will continue to include a preliminary program, recitals and after-parties featuring the bands Tochka BG and Lilly of the West. The famous country group, Lilly of the West, will perform a thematic concert as a tribute to Bob Dylan while Tochka BG will present songs from their new album.

Bob Dylan is an American singer, poet and composer who had a major influence on world popular music. Some of his songs, like Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’, have turned into hymns for both the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement.

Throughout his lengthy career, Dylan has received numerous awards and distinctions – a Grammy, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, he has been included into the rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame. A Rolling Stones ranking placed him as the second most influential figure in the history of popular music after The Beatles. He won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize in Literature as well. Bob Dylan also came to Bulgaria to give a concert in 2010.


Stay tuned for more information about the 5-th anniversary issue of Sofia Singer Songwriter Fest in 2021:

Artists who wish to participate have to send an application to , as well as a link to an original song of theirs, a short CV/résumé and a photograph.

Lilly Drumeva