Duluth Dylan Fest 2017 Begins Saturday

Events Feature Music, Poetry and Museum Displays

DULUTH, Minn. – The next week Duluth will be celebrating one of the Northland’s favorite musicians.

Duluth Dylan Fest is Saturday, May 20 through Sunday, May 28.

The eight days are a celebration of Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday and Nobel Prize in Literature.

Duluth Dylan Fest highlights include a rare Bob Dylan Exhibit from the William Pagel Archives at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, the Robby Vee and his Rock-N-Roll Caravan Benefit Concert for the Armory Arts & Music Center, a poetry showcase featuring current and past Duluth Poets Laureate, a Dylan trivia contest, a bus tour of significant Dylan sites from Duluth and Hibbing, and The Blood on the Tracks Express, a rolling train concert to Two Harbors and back.

For more information head to bobdylanway.com.

Full 2017 Duluth Dylan Fest Schedule:
Saturday, May 20 – Armory Arts and Music Center Benefit Concert Robby Vee and His Rock-N-Roll Caravan – Armory Arts & Music Center Benefit from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Tickets $25 at Eventbrite.com

Sunday, May 21 – Dylan Pub Trivia at Carmody Irish Pub at 9 PM. Free.

Monday, May 22 – Dylan Themed Art Show Opening Reception at Zeitgeist Atrium from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with music by Tom O’Keefe and friends. Free. Art Show runs May 20 – 28.

Tuesday, May 23 – Greg Tiburzi from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Sir Benedict’s Tavern. Free.
Dylan Fest Open Mic hosted by Marc Gartman from 9:00 to 11:00 PM at Sir Benedict’s Tavern. Free.

Wednesday, May 24- Bob Dylan’s 76th Birthday Celebration at the Dylan childhood home (519 N. 3rd Avenue East) with music by Greg Tiburzi from 3-4 PM.
Poets of the North Country event from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Spirit of the North Theatre at Fitger’s. Free.
The Basement Tapes Band at The Rex at Fitger’s starting at 9 PM with $10 cover. Advance tickets at Eventbrite.com

Thursday, May 25 – Blood on the Tracks Express rolling-train concert featuring Red Mountain, Rich Mattson & The Northstars, Gaelynn Lea & Al Church, Erik Berry & Ryan Young of Trampled By Turtles, Kyle Ollah, and The Boomchucks. Train loads at the historic Duluth Depot at 5:30 PM. Tickets $30 at Eventbrite.com or the Electric Fetus in Duluth.

Friday, May 26 – Duluth to Hibbing and Back Dylan Bus Tour. Amory Arts and Music Center Annex from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tickets $40 at Eventbrite.
Dylan Fest Singer Songwriter Contest 7:00 PM at Clyde Iron Works. Free.

Saturday, May 27 – Dylan Fest Presentation by Dylanologist Phil Fitzpatrick, “Roots & Echoes from the North Country” from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Free.
Dylan Fest Party with Cowboy Angel Blue at Carmody Irish Pub from 8:00 to 11:30 PM. Jim Hall music 11:30 PM to Close. Free.

Sunday, May 28 – Farewell Brunch at Zeitgeist CafĂ© featuring live music by Jim Hall at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. No cover for music.

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