Duluth Dylan Fest Continues

Created: May 22, 2018 07:53 AM

The Northland continues to celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan this week with the 8th annual Duluth Dylan Fest.

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Things kicked off Saturday, May 19 with an exhibit featuring old materials of Dylan's at the Karpeles Museum. On Monday, a new exhibit entitled "Shakespeare's in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan," opened up at the Depot. There, folks will see a display of 44 fabric song-panels, each hand-stenciled with a different song from the artist. That will be on display until May 29.

The "Blood on the Tracks Express" is a festival favorite that's set to return Thursday, May 24. Those who attend can hear Dylan-inspired tunes while enjoying some scenic views along the North Shore. That Thursday will also mark the artist's birthday.

Another highly touted event is the John Bushey Memorial Lectures. The first of two lectures took place on Saturday, May 19, with the second coming up this Saturday. Harvard Professor and author of "Why Bob Dylan Matters?" Richard F. Thomas, is speaking at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum. That will take place from 1 to 2 p.m.

"It's a great opportunity to celebrate a person an important person in the place where he was born," Ed Newman says.

Newman is part of the Duluth Dylan Fest committee.

"Every aspect of his creative personality is expressed during this week," he says.

Click here for a full schedule of events.

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