Past Events & Festivals

The Duluth Dylan Fest, now in its 11th year, has been offering an array of arts and music events.  To learn more about past performers and event schedule check out the poster archives:

Duluth Dylan Fest 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19

Duluth Dylan Fest Songwriter Contest 

Since 2015, the Duluth Dylan Fest has held the annual singer-songwriter contest.  The fest committee expresses our deepest gratitude to each songwriter who has entered our songwriting contests.  Your talent is incredible.  Here is a list of the past winners:


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Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic 


1st Place  – Shane Nelson, Superior, WI

2nd Place – Mike Labo, Ironwood, MI

3rd Place – Jim Hall, Duluth, MN 

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1st Place –  Mama’s Stolen Horses, Duluth, MN 

2nd. Place – Ryan Lane, Duluth, MN

3rd Place – Eli Hawrhorne, Duluth, MN

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1st Place – Jacob Mahon, Duluth, MN

2nd Place – John SonofMel, Hayward, WI 

3rd Place – Erik Leveille & Shojin Abe Alford, Appleton, WI

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1st Place – Eli Hebl, Two Harbors, MN

2nd  Place – Dan Lang, Duluth, MN

3rd Place – Iris Kolodji, Hibbing, MN

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1st Place – Jim Hall, Duluth, MN

2nd  Place – Iris Kolodji, Hibbing, MN

3rd Place – Rick McLean, Duluth, MN

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