Duluth Armory

Remembering ‘The Day the Music Died’: 60 Years After Buddy Holly

Armory Hosts Dance Party in Tribute to Winter Dance Party 1959

DULUTH, Minn.- 60 years ago singer Buddy Holly, and several other musicians, were killed in a fatal plane crash. A day that became known as “The Day the Music Died.” Just days earlier, Holly and his fellow music men performed in Duluth. So on Sunday the Duluth Armory celebrated his life, and the music of the 50s. “Your kisses lift…

Duluth Armory Getting Revamped

Restoration and Redevelopment Underway

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s housed the who’s who in 20th century music and culture, including Buddy Holly, in one of his final performances before his death. That performance was watched by Bob Dylan, inspiring him to pursue his own music career. The Duluth Armory has sat unused for over a decade, now plans are in motion to bring it back. Redevelopment…

Duluth Armory Receives $250k Grant For Improvements

The Duluth Armory received a $250,000 legacy grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hard work is underway, so that the historic Duluth Armory can once again open its doors for its new chapter of life. But that work is getting easier with a big boost in funding from the Minnesota Historical Society. Before the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) came along the place to be for top entertainment was the Duluth Armory and soon the historic building along London Road will be like new again. The legacy…

Armory Dance Party Commemorates Visit of Legends

Dance Party Benefits Historic Building and Music Program

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend folks will be dancing the night away to remember an historic event, fund raise for a couple good causes and have some good, old-fashioned fun! The 2017 Armory Dance Party is taking place on Saturday, January 28 from 7-10 p.m. at Sacred Heart Music Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is all to remember…