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The Northland Celebrates Bob Dylan With Events This Week

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Bob Dylan celebrated his 76th birthday on Wednesday, May 24. Since he was born in the Northland a full week of festivities have been planned for fans with the Duluth Dylan Fest.  There is extra celebration this year because of his most recent accolade of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Any time of the year you can learn about Bob Dylan at an exhibit in Fitger’s, 600 East Superior Street.  You can also drive the 1.8 mile stretch of Bob Dylan Way through Duluth’s downtown and onto London Road which you can assess from Michigan Street, Superior Street and London Road.   However, this is a special week for extra celebration.  There is a rare exhibit you’ll want to catch at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 902 E 1st St, Duluth.  Heads up, the Bob Dylan bus tour has been postponed until next year’s Dylan Fest.  Here’s how the rest of the week looks:

Thursday, May 25
Blood on the Tracks Express rolling train ride. Train departs at the Depot at 6 PM. [tickets]

Friday, May 26
Dylan Fest Singer Songwriter Contest at Clyde Iron Works from 7-10 PM

Saturday, May 27
Presentation at Karpele’s Manuscript Museum by Dylanologist Phil Fitzpatrick from 3-4 PM and live music with Cowboy Angel Blue beginning at 8 PM at Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E Superior St, Duluth. [Free]

Sunday, May 28
Farewell Brunch with Live Music performed by Jim Hall at the Zeitgeist Arts Café from 11 AM to

Want mementos of the week?  Commemorative Bob Dylan Way buttons are available at the Electric Fetus, 12 East Superior Street in Downtown Duluth [$5.00].  If you’re looking to add to your wardrobe, Bullseye Silkscreen & Embroidery at 106 East Superior Street in Duluth is selling Bob Dylan Way T-shirts and Sweatshirts with $5.00 from every sales is donated to Bob Dylan Way.

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