Tomorrow night Petty Fest returns to New York—the annual event honoring one of the greatest rock n' rollers of all time: Tom Petty. This year features The Cabin Down Below Band, with special guests like Karen Elson, Justin Townes Earle, Adam Green, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Andrew W.K., Justin Long, Delta Spirit, Caveman, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne and so many more. Tickets are still available (100% of Ticket Proceeds To Benefit Sweet Relief Music Fund & The Musicians Cancer Fund), and below some of the other performers, as well as the founder of Petty Fest, talk Tom.

NICOLE ATKINS
When did you first start really getting into Tom Petty? Probably when my brother moved in with us. I was 9 and he was 16, 1989 I think. Full Moon Fever came out. I remember seeing the video for "Yer So Bad," and just thought that his sister in the song sounded like such an awesome beast.

What's your favorite Tom Petty song? It's a toss up between "Running Down A Dream," because the riff makes you feel invincible and "Wildflowers" because it reminds me of the first time I fell in love. That is what's so great about Petty's songs. They're a constant companion to the soundtrack of your life.

What era do you wish you could have been in the Heartbreakers? Again I gotta say "Full Moon Fever" era because it's my favorite. I wouldn't mind to have been in the Wilburys with him and Roy one bit either!

CORY CHISEL
When did you first start really getting into Tom Petty? My sophomore year of high school. Of course I always knew his songs peripherally. I saw Wildflowers at a used CD store and instead of buying just it I went ahead and bought all of them at once

What's your favorite Tom Petty song? This is a tough one. There's a song off The Last DJ called "Have Love Will Travel" that I love but "Southern Accents" is another all time favorite.

What era do you wish you could have been in the Heartbreakers? My favorite era would have been while they were touring opening for Dylan and also acting as his backing band…I mean what a dream. I have live video of all those shows that I've watched many times over.

ALEX LEVY (Founder)
When did you first start really getting into Tom Petty? Growing up on NYC radio I was always into Petty. His songs were always on the radio. I can't remember a time when I wasn't hearing his songs and singing along. I'd have to say Wildflowers is my favorite album. I've listened to that record at least a million times. I was on repeat for me for a while.

What's your favorite Tom Petty song? So hard to pick a favorite! At the moment, I'm obsessed with "Room At The Top." Matt Vasquez from Delta Spirit reintroduced me to that song recently and I can't get it out of my head!

What era do you wish you could have been in the Heartbreakers? Damn, The Torpedo's era. They were on top of the world. The energy they had was amazing. The music was firing on all pistons. And the drugs were flowing!! What's not to love!