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2019 Duluth Dylan Fest Kicks off Saturday

DULUTH, MN– The 9th annual Duluth Dylan Fest kicks off Saturday.

The week-long celebration of the Northland’s native son, Bob Dylan features music, art, poetry, museums and more.

The Bob Dylan Way Committee says the 2019 Dylan Fest lines up with Bob Dylan’s 78th birthday and says there are many unique highlights at this year’s festival.

“The Duluth Dylan Fest’s mission is to celebrate the spirit of artistic freedom, intellectual honesty, and integrity of Duluth’s native son, Bob Dylan. The Fest is dedicated to showcasing Duluth’s vibrant art scene. The group of volunteers is committed to providing creative events that tap the talents of artists, poets, and musicians in Duluth and surrounding region,” the Committee writes.

Full 2019 Duluth Dylan Fest Schedule is as followed: 

SATURDAY, MAY 18 The opening of the William Pagel Archives Bob Dylan Exhibit Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum | Free Exhibit runs May 18-August 1

SUNDAY, MAY 19 Duluth Dylan Fest Kick-Off Party with Cowboy Angel Blue performing Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album Cedar Lounge in Superior 5:00-8:00 PM | Free

Dylan-themed Pub Trivia Carmody Irish Pub 9:00 PM | Free

MONDAY, MAY 20 North Country Inspirations Art Show Opening Reception with live music by Tom O’Keefe and Friends Zeitgeist Atrium 5:00-7:00 PM | Free

Dylan Fest Acoustic Jam Session with host Leslie Black Bring your instruments or voice Carmody Irish Pub 7:00-9:30 PM | Free

TUESDAY, MAY 21 Armory Arts and Music Center’s Music Resource Center Youth (grades 6-12) Open Mic Amazing Grace 4:00-6:00 PM | Free

Live Dylan music by Greg Tiburzi Sir Benedict’s Tavern 6:00-8:00 PM | Free

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 “Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan” Poetry Event Zeitgeist Teatro Zuccone 6:30-8:30 PM | Free

Rich Mattson and the North Stars All Dylan Show Cedar Lounge in Superior 8:00-11:00 PM | Free

THURSDAY, MAY 23 Joan Osborne sings the songs of Bob Dylan Concert with opening act Coyote Sacred Heart Music Center 7:30 PM | Tickets $25 on Eventbrite or $30 door FRIDAY, MAY 24 Bob Dylan Birthday Party with Greg Tiburzi Dylan childhood home 519 N. 3rd Ave. East 3:00 PM | Free

Dylan Fest Singer-Songwriter Contest Sacred Heart Music Center 6:30-9:30 PM | Free

Basement Tapes Band Bent Paddle Taproom 9:00-11:00 PM | Free

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Tour of Bob Dylan Sites Carpool at Armory Arts and Music Center Annex 9:00-11:00 AM | Free

John Bushey Memorial Lecture by David Gaines, Author of In Dylan Town Opening Reception of the Bob Dylan Exhibit Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum 1:00-3:00 PM | Free

Bob Dylan Revue Reunion Concert Sacred Heart Music Center 7:00-10:00 PM | Tickets $10 on Eventbrite or door

SUNDAY, MAY 26 Farewell Brunch with Jim Hall Zeitgeist Café 11:00 AM-1:00 PM | Free



Jessie Slater

Evening Anchor and Reporter

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