Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Events Round Out This Year's Duluth Dylan Fest

The times are indeed ever changing. In a world gone wrong, one of the more disappointing local events of the last year has been the closing of Zimmy's in Hibbing, with the subsequent end of the historic Dylan Days. Fortunately, the Duluth Dylan Fest team has picked up the slack and will carry on with two of the highlights of Dylan Days: the Singer Songwriter Contest and the Bob Dylan Bus Tour, which had been a centerpiece of the annual weekend celebration. The Friday evening Singer Songwriter Contest will this year be at The Red Herring Lounge in Duluth, a first. The annual bus tour of Dylan sites will again be Saturday.

Bob Dylan Bus Tour

Young Robert lived here six years.
The tour is slated to start in Duluth at the Historic Duluth Armory where a young Robert Zimmerman saw Buddy Holly perform just days before he died. The tour will visit some significant Duluth sites in Dylan’s birthplace before heading for Hibbing where Bob Dylan grew up. The Bob Dylan Bus Tour had been a mainstay of the Hibbing Dylan Days and the Duluth Dylan Fest is honored to continue this tradition. A luxury charter bus will provide comfortable accommodations.

In order for the event to happen, 20 tickets must be purchased by Sunday, May 10th. Tickets are $40 plus tax and fees. Lunch will be available at Sammy’s Pizza in Hibbing for $10.49 per person (lunch is not included in the ticket price).

Tentative Itinerary
9:00 AM Board Bus
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Duluth Dylan sites
10:30 AM Head to Hibbing
12:00 PM Lunch at Sammy’s Pizza in Hibbing
12:45 PM Board Bus
12:45-3:30 PM Visit Hibbing's Dylan Sites
3:30 PM Head back to Duluth
5:00 PM Return to Historic Armory

The ride from Duluth to Hibbing and back promises to be as entertaining as the site-seeing.
The bus tour will be hosted by local Dylanologists. This is a “can’t miss” opportunity.

The bus tour will return in time to grab dinner and attend the benefit concert for the Armory Arts & Music Center at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Music Center at 7:30 PM.

Geno and Scarlet will both be back for the Armory Benefit Concert
For more information on the Duluth Dylan Fest visit:
Web – www.bobdylanway.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/duluthdylanfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dylan_fest
Amory Arts & Music Center - www.dulutharmory.org

If the event is cancelled, refunds will be given. Please email duluthdylanfest@gmail.com with questions on this or any other event.

Order Bus Tour Tickets Here



Acoustic Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan
The Saturday evening concert has been shaping up to be another special event. Each year seems to one-up the year before and you can't blame the Armory Arts & Music Center for trying.

I was told initially that Scarlet Rivera would not be here this May because she was slated to perform here later in the year. What a nice surprise to learn that once again Scarlet is on the bill which includes many other familiar names and a few new voices.

To purchase tickets visit http://dulutharmory.org/event/dylan-fest-concert/


Meantime, life goes on all around you. Celebrate it. And come May, celebrate it here in the Northland with us.

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