Singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan will help environmental group Heal the Bay celebrate its 25th anniversary by offering a special benefit performance at its Bring Back the Beach gala dinner on May 20.

Held on the sand at The Jonathan Beach Club, the gala is dubbed “An Evening Under The Stars.” Nearly 1,000 guests will join together to recognize the eco-accomplishments of Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage, The Walt Disney Company, environmental engineer and business leader Jack Baylis, and longtime Heal the Bay boardmember and fundraiser Luann Laval Williams.

Dylan recently released his new album “Women and Country,” the follow-up to his 2008 debut solo album “Seeing Things.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles, and is the full realization of a journey Dylan began on “Seeing Things,” which harkens back to the timeless artistry of American roots music and the country blues masters.

The singer-songwriter has previously released five albums as the frontman of platinum-selling, Grammy-winning band The Wallflowers.

“Jakob Dylan is an ocean lover and a thoughtful musician,” said Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay. “So it’s an honor to have his artistry help support our cause and entertain our guests.”

Dylan has donated his services for the night to benefit Heal the Bay and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Bring Back the Beach is attended each year by influential leaders from entertainment, business, political and environmental communities. Information on sponsorship benefits and ticketing is available at www.healthebay.org/bbb.

Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. Heal the Bay uses research, education, community action and advocacy to pursue its mission.

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