Friday, May 25, 2018

Duluth Dylan Fest Birthday Celebration: A May 24 Photo Gallery

Greg Tiburzi
The celebration began at the house, 519 No. 3rd Avenue East, where Abe and Beatty Zimmerman once rented the upper story of a duplex on Duluth's Central Hillside. This is where their firstborn son Robert lived for the first six years of his life and younger brother David the first year of his. Greg Tiburzi played Dylan tunes as the circle of friends expanded and circled the front of the house. Zane Bale of the Dylan Fest committee welcomed everyone and introduced her husband Don Dass who was one of a trio of advocates who successfully gained the city's support to name a road from the Depot to the Armory, where Bob Zimmerman saw Buddy Holly. Don shared a few words and invited Mayor Emily Larson to share a few words. Those words came from the heart and warmed everyone as she welcomed all who were visiting from around the world.

Mayor Larson points to the great lake below.

After singing Happy Birthday to Bob we cut the cake.

Early in the evening... "All aboard!"
Later we boarded the Blood on the Tracks Express and celebrated an evening of music and good times with friends old and new. Some kind of delay held us from an immediate return from Two Harbors, which only resulted in everyone hearing more music and a deepening of friendships. Here are photos from yesterday. We wish you were here.

Tom O'Keefe and Friends

Music here, music there, listen to music everywhere.

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The Two Harbors train depot welcomed us and the Rolling Blunder Revue entertained.
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Tonight we gather at the Sacred Heart on (Positively) Fourth Street at Second Avenue West for the annual singer/songwriter contest. Saturday morning there will be an informal Tour of Bob Dylan's Duluth featuring a number of points of interest. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Armory Annex parking lot on London Road across the street from Valentini's.
Then join us for our second John Bushey Memorial Lecture with Richard F. Thomas, author of Why Dylan Matters from 1–2 p.m. at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.

Saturday night we'll reconvene at Carmody's Pub on Superior Street 
with Cowboy Angel Blue.

Finally, the Farewell Brunch will be at Zeitgeist Cafe at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Thank you to everyone who shared events with us this week.

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