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PDD Outdoor Summer Concert Primer

As the weather heats up, Duluthians can be certain of two things: construction and great summer concerts. Check out the 2013 summer highlights.

June 15
Trampled by Turtles and Pert Near Sandstone
Big Top Chautauqua
Two alternative bluegrass bands tear it up under the tent in Bayfield.

June 18
Charlie Parr
Chester Bowl Park
The Duluth bluesman plays week three of the Chester Creek Concert Series

June 21-22
DeWitt-Seitz Marathon Nights
DeWitt-Seitz parking lot
Featuring 4onthefloor, Charlie Parr and Glass Elevator

June 25
Sarah Krueger and Band
Chester Bowl Park
Sarah Krueger and band perform as part of the Chester Creek Concert Series.

June 29
Trampled by Turtles and Atmosphere
Bayfront Festival Park
TBT and Minneapolis-based Atmosphere with Southwire and Moon & Pollution opening.

June 30
Brandi Carlile
Big Top Chautauqua
Brandi Carlile returns to the Big Top tent in support of her recent album Bear Creek.

July 4
Duluth Fourth Fest 2013
Bayfront Festival Park
Features music by Nicholas David, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank and Big Wave Dave & the Ripples.

July 6
Twin Ports Bridge Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
The third annual festival includes Cloud Cult, Mason Jennings, Saint Anyway and the Kingston Trio.

July 9
Bob Dylan
Bayfront Festival Park
Wilco, Richard Thompson and My Morning Jacket are also on this Americanarama tour show.

July 14
The Beach Boys 
Big Top Chautauqua
Band members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston bring the “Endless Summer” to Bayfield.

July 20
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
A celebration of world music featuring Richie Spice, Everton Blender and Alex Marley.

Aug. 9-11
Bayfront Blues Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
The three day festival features Robert Cray Band, Pat Hayes and Cole Allen.

Aug. 22
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Big Top Chautauqua
Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett fuses elements of country, jazz, folk and gospel.

Aug. 30
Low, the Pines and Birds of Chicago
Big Top Chautauqua
Low, the Pines and Birds of Chicago team up for a night under the Big Top.

Sept. 8
Indigo Girls
Big Top Chautauqua
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers return to Bayfield for another performance under the canvas.

1 Comment

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Here's an indoor concert tidbit for cancer-hating well-to-do people who want to ham it up with the band Chicago. Chicago plays Symphony Hall at the DECC on June 16, and is auctioning off two VIP tickets to benefit the American Cancer Society. The tickets include the opportunity to sing "If You Leave Me Now" on stage with the band.

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