Sunday, April 15, 2018

Duluth Dylan Fest Update: Big Wu Comin'

"Double Dylan, Strathmore Style" by Ennyman
Events for Duluth Dylan Fest 2018 have been shaping up for months, and for additional icing on the proverbial Bob-Birthday Cake this year Big Wu will be in town for a Dylan-flavored concert on Sunday, May 20 at the Sports Garden in Canal Park.

If you're noticing a lot of Double Dylan images this year it's because the theme for our 2018 week-long celebration is Twins, selected because Duluth's Native Son will be 77 this year. He was born in the Twin Ports, went to college in the Twin Cities, has a zodiac sign of Gemini (The Twins), was the first rock musician to produce a Double Album (Blonde On Blonde) and no doubt has some fans who are twins. (Hibbing friends: can you add something from up there that fits the theme?)

Duluth Dylan Fest 2018 kicks off on May 19 at Karpeles with the opening reception for the William Pagel Archives and the John Bushey Memorial Lecture with David Pichaske, author of Songs of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan 6–8p. There is no cost. This is a free event. Mr. Pagel's exhibt will run from May 19 thru June 29.

Doors open for Sunday's Big Wu Concert at 5 pm. If for some reason you can't make it to the concert but you're in town, the annual Dylan Trivia Contest will be taking place at Carmody's Pub at 9 pm. The questions and answers have already been prepared, and are under wraps in a secret vault.

As we count down to Duluth Dylan Fest 2018 we'll keep you in the loop as regards the final schedule of events for the week. Join us if you can.

Related Links
Inside an Unbelievable Bob Dylan Memorabilia Collection by Kate Nelson
Artful Living Dylan Features
Call for Art -- 2018 Duluth Dylan Fest
Warhol, Dylan and the Double Elvis -- Catalyst for this year's theme image.

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