The Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg have just announced they will host "Petty Fest 2011" on October 5 & 6. The event will feature musical performances by Norah Jones, Ryan Miller (Guster), and Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne). Comedy personalities Will Forte, Justin Long and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) will also be performing, presumably giving the evening a fun, if not ironic, atmosphere. Forte has performed with Guster before, though, so perhaps he's had some singing lessons in the meantime.
Tickets are $22, with two dollars of every ticket going to Doctors Without Borders. And for a concert publicized as "two nights to get drunk and celebrate the music of Tom Petty," it seems like a small price to pay. So invite whichever uncle of yours has the longest hair, and party on.