Duluth Celebrates Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday
Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday is right around the corner and the City of Duluth has got some great events planned.
Every five years since 2001, Tom Fabjance and Tim Nelson have released a compilation album featuring Duluth musicians paying homage to their native son, Bob Dylan. In total, the project has netted 60 Bob Dylan songs performed by 60 musical acts. This year’s event will feature acts from all four Duluth Does Dylan-series recordings.
Duluth Does Dylan CD Release Concert & Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday Party
On Tues., May 24th people around the world will celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. Duluth, the town where he was born, will be no exception. As part of a week-long celebration, the Brining It All Back To Duluth Does Dylan CD Release show and Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Party will take place at the Fitger’s Rex, 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. The event will feature Duluth-area musicians performing the songs of Bob Dylan.
The evening will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Magic Marc Percansky. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will be making a City of Duluth Proclamation, naming it “Duluth Dylan Fest’s Duluth Does Dylan Day” in Duluth. KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show host John Bushey, who’s celebrating 25 years of broadcasting the program, will be the evening’s guest of honor.
Musical acts performing at the event include Black-eyed Snakes, Erik Berry of Trampled By Turtles, Erik Koskinen, Shaunna Heckman, Ballyhoo, James Moors, Timothy Martin & The New Norm, Hattie Peterson, Superior Siren, Feeding Leroy, Sarah Kreuger, Tin Can Gin, The Social Disaster, The Boomchucks, Murder of Crows, and The Weary Tunesmiths (Mimi Parker of Low, Tim Saxhaug of Trampled By Turtles, Rich Mattson, Marc Gartman, and Germaine Gemberling). Check out the band profiles at: http://duluthdoesdylan.com/.
Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available at the Electric Fetus in Duluth and eventbrite.com.