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Duluth Dylan Fest with a twist; spotlight on songwriters

Duluth Dylan Fest's Song From the North County Songwriter Contest Logo 2021

DULUTH, MN-- To commemorate Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday this year, Duluth Dylan Fest will celebrate with various activities including several musical events, and a new twist featuring a songwriting contest.

“We are excited about the new twist on the songwriter contest this year,” said committee member Mark Poirier. “The pandemic has inspired our committee to think creatively and provide new ways to celebrate Bob Dylan and our region’s rich music environment.”

The winning song will be made into a music video produced by Song From the North Country’s talented group of local and regional musicians.

There will be cash prizes for the first, second, and third place winners, with an opportunity for those winners to perform during the fest.

Song From the North Country began making socially-distanced videos of original, regional music last year as a response to the pandemic and a way for area musicians to connect with others.

Songwriters interested in participating will need to submit their original song by April 2 at 11:59 p.m. with a limit of 30 contestants.

Duluth Dylan Fest runs May 22-30.

To learn more about the Duluth Dylan Fest’s Song From the North Country Songwriter Contest guidelines, click here.

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