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The Bob Dylan Way Committee has finalized its schedule for the 2024 Duluth Dylan Fest, the annual celebration of the Northland’s native son whose global significance was affirmed by the Nobel Prize committee in 2016. The Fest will feature a range of events spanning May 21 - 26 in conjunction with Bob Dylan’s 83st birthday.

“Bob Dylan is undoubtedly one of the masters of American music, changing the way we create and listen to popular music and establishing its importance on a world-wide scale,” said Committee Chair Zane Bail. “We are proud of his northland roots and celebrate his artistic achievements.”

A major highlight of the fest - as always - is the Bob Dylan Front Porch Birthday Party outside the Duluth home where Dylan - born Robert Zimmerman - spent the first seven years of his life. The event will feature opening remarks from Duluth Mayor Roger Reinert, live music from songwriter and guitarist Greg Tiburzi and celebratory birthday cake.

“We always have a nice crowd outside the Dylan house that loves to sing “Happy Birthday,” said Bail. The house is now owned by Dylan historian and collector Bill Pagel.

The full schedule is outlined below.

2024 Duluth Dylan Fest Schedule

Tuesday, May 21

Dylan Fest Acoustic Jam Session with Leslie Black

Carmody Irish Pub

308 E. Superior Street, Duluth

5:30 to 8:30pm | Free

*Bring your own voice, instrument and music stand


Wednesday, May 22

Basement Tapes Band Concert

Earthrider Festival Grounds

1617 N. Third Street, Superior, WI

7:00 pm | Tickets $8-$75 on Eventbrite/door

Thursday, May 23

Willie Nelson Family Band

Bayfront Festival Park

Downtown Duluth

7:00 pm | Tickets: Jade Presents

* Visit the Armory Arts & Music Center and Dylan Fest table (concert ticket needed to enter)


Friday, May 24

Bob Dylan Front Porch Birthday Party with live music by

Greg Tiburzi

Dylan childhood home

519 N. 3rd Avenue East, Duluth

12:00-1:30 pm | Free


Dylan Fest Singer-Songwriter Contest

Sacred Heart Music Center

201 W. 4th Street, Duluth

7:00-10:00 pm |Tickets $10 on Eventbrite/door


Saturday, May 25

Historic Armory Tour

Armory Arts & Music Center (annex)

1305 London Road, Duluth

10:00 am to noon | Free

*Self-guided Bob Dylan sites in Duluth tour map available


John Bushey Memorial Lecture

featuring Paul Metsa, Ed Newman, Marc Percansky and Matt Steichen authors of Bob Dylan in Minnesota

Wussow’s Concert Cafe

324 N. Central Avenue, Duluth

2:00-3:30 pm | Free


Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show

The North 103.3 FM Streaming online at 5:00-6:00 pm | Free


Duluth Dylan Fest Dance Party

with music by Cowboy Angel Blue

Mr. D’s Bar and Grill

5622 Grand Avenue, Duluth

7:00 pm | Free


Sunday, May 26

Farewell Brunch featuring Greg Tiburzi and friends

Wussow’s Concert Cafe

324 N. Central Avenue, Duluth

11:00 AM -1:00 PM | Free (Brunch not included)