The environmental organization Heal the Bay will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Santa Monica with its “Bring Back the Beach” gala Thursday, May 20th, when singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan will give a special benefit performance.

Held on the sand at the Jonathan Beach Club, the event is dubbed “An Evening Under the Stars.”

Nearly 1,000 guests are expected to attend the gala 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 board member and fundraiser Luann Laval Williams.

“We are lucky to have had the support of so many dynamic and diverse individuals and organizations over the past 25 years,” said Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay. “This year’s honorees represent the best of environmental stewardship and have worked diligently to safeguard our coastal resources.”

Dylan, the son of renowned singer, songwriter and musician Bob Dylan, is currently receiving critical acclaim for his new album “Women and Country,” the follow-up to his 2008 debut solo album “Seeing Things.” Dylan is donating his services to benefit Heal the Bay and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

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

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

Bring Back the Beach is attended each year by influential leaders from entertainment, business, political and environmental communities.

The Jonathan Club is at 850 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica.