Duluth Dylan Fest 2023

We are pleased to share that plans for the 2023 Duluth Dylan Fest are underway. The fest is set for May 20-28, 2023. Be sure to check back for updates.

Recap of the 2022 Fest

The 2022 Duluth Dylan Fest took place May 21-29, 2022 and hosted primarily in-person events, along with a couple livestream/zoom events (All Fest activities are Central Time Zone). The festival line-up included:

Saturday, May 21, 2022

*Forging Community Dylangate Event, & Historic Armory and Self-guided Bob Dylan Sites in Duluth Tours
Armory Arts & Music Center Annex
1305 London Rd, Duluth
9:30 AM to Noon | Free

Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show
The North 103.3 FM Streaming online at 5:00-6:00 PM | Free

*Duluth Dylan Fest Kick Off Party
With music by Cowboy Angel Blue
The Rex at Fitger’s
600 E. Superior Street, Duluth
7:00-10:00 PM | Free

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Dylan Fest Acoustic Jam Session
with host Leslie Black
Bring your instruments and/or voice and a music stand.
Earth Rider Festival Grounds
1617 N. 3rd St., Superior, WI.
2:00-5:00 PM | Free

Jeff Slate Bob Dylan Birthday Livestream
Livestream on Duluth Dylan Fest Facebook Page
6:30-7:15 pm Central time | Free

Monday, May 23, 2022

Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show
The North 103.3 FM Streaming online at 5:00-6:00 PM | Free

Bob Dylan Trivia Night and Livestream Listening Party
Trivia from 5:00-7:00 PM, followed by listening party 7:00-8:30 PM
Cedar Lounge (next to Earth Rider Festival Grounds)
1715 N. 3rd St., Superior, WI.
5:00-8:30 PM | Free

*Andy and Renee and Hard Rain Dylanfest from LA
Recording on the Band’s YouTube Page
7:00-8:30 PM | Free

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

*Bob Dylan Front Porch Birthday Party with live music by
Greg Tiburzi
Dylan childhood home
519 N. 3rd Ave. East, Duluth
12:00-1:00 PM | Free

*Basement Tapes Band Concert with Greg Tiburzi Opening
Wussow’s Concert Cafe
324 N. Central Avenue, Duluth
5:30-9:00 PM | Free

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

John Bushey Memorial Lecture
featuring Peter K. McKenzie, author of Bob Dylan On
A Couch and Fifty Cents
Link to recording
6:30–8:00 PM | Free

*Nod to Bob
Paul Metsa and Sonny Earl
The Barrel Room at Fitger’s
8:00-10:00 PM | $5

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Free Wheelin’ Duluth Does Dylan CD Release Show
Earth Rider Festival Grounds
1617 N. 3rd St., Superior WI
6:00-9:00 PM | $5
(Doors open at 5 PM| Music at 6 PM

Friday, May 27, 2022

*Dylan Fest Singer-Songwriter Contest
Sacred Heart Music Center
2022 4th Street, Duluth
7:00-10:00 PM
Winners: 1st Place – Will Durie (Hibbing, MN); 2nd Place Misisipi Mike Wood (San Francisco/Duluth); and 3rd place Skarlett Woods (Bemidji MN).

Saturday, May 28, 2022

*John Bushey Memorial Lecture
featuring Paul Metsa, musician, poet, radio host, and
author of Alphabet Jazz
Highway 53 Revisited
Wussow’s Concert Cafe
3:00–4:30 PM | Free

Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show
The North 103.3 FM Streaming online at 5:00-6:00 PM | Free

*Music of Bob Dylan Concert with Dan Israel, Terry Walsh, and more
Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West Fourth Street, Duluth
7:30-10:00 PM
YouTube Recording

Sunday, May 29, 2022

*Farewell Brunch featuring Misisipi Mike Wolf singing Dylan Tunes
and Originals
Wussow’s Concert Cafe
324 N. Central Avenue, Duluth
11:00 AM -1:00 PM | Free (Brunch not included)

*Events made possible thanks to the Minnesota Arts Board

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