Duluth Music and Maritime Festival 2011

US Brig Niagara, Pride of Baltimore II and Lynx

Additional entertainers announced in recent weeks for the Duluth Music and Maritime Festival include Mason Jennings, Chmielewski Funtime Band, Heiruspecs, Haley Bonar and Cantus.

That’s in addition to the Suburbs, Gear Daddies, Cracker, Retribution Gospel Choir, Tom Kastle, Ninety to the Dozen, AM Rubin, Bounding Main and family programming by the Duluth Playhouse.

It all happens July 15-18 on the waterfront behind Grandma’s Sports Garden, Bellisio’s and the Paulucci Building.

From the news release:

Visitors will be treated to food and refreshments, musical performances, Sail Aways/educational daysails and dockside viewing of three Tall Ships®, family activities, the opportunity to mingle with Captain Jack Sparrow and educational programming. Award-winning author Jenifer LeClair will be signing copies of her new book, Danger Sector, the second book in the Windjammer Mystery series.

Sail Aways (rides) aboard the Tall Ships® Lynx and Pride of Baltimore II will be available daily July 15-18 and educational daysails aboard the US Brig Niagara are available daily, July 15-18. Sail Aways/educational daysails provide not only an educational glimpse into daily life aboard a Tall Ship®, but also the grandeur of experiencing Lake Superior under sail. Cost for Sail Aways/educational daysail tickets range from $95-$125 per person, based on the ship, and range in length from two to three hours. Sail Away and day-sail tickets are available in advance via online and phone only and are expected to sellout due to their limited quantity.

Note: this year’s festival will not include on-board tours.

A Multi-Day Festival Pass is available for $40, including all evening concerts; $20 for daily passes including evening concerts; family weekend passes for $25, includes festival access, daytime entertainment and ship viewing (evening concerts not included); daily family passes for $15 (evening concerts not included); individual daily passes for $10 (evening concerts not included).

A schedule of Sail Aways, educational daysails and entertainment is available at visitduluth.com.

The breakdown on the musical lineup is:

Friday, July 15
12 to 12:45 p.m. Tom Kastle
2 to 2:45 p.m. Arrowhead Chorale
3 to 3:45 p.m. Tom Kastle
5 to 5:45 p.m. AM Rubin
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Magnolias
8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Retribution Gospel Choir
9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cracker

Saturday, July 16
10 to 10:45 a.m. Tom Kastle
11 to 11:45 a.m. Gerry Ouellette
12 to 1 p.m. Cantus
1:15 to 2:30 p.m. Chmielewski Funtime Band
3 to 3:45 p.m. Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theatre
4 to 4:45 p.m. Tom Kastle
5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Heiruspecs
6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Mason Jennings
8:00 to 9:15 p.m. Gear Daddies
9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Suburbs

Sunday, July 17
10 to 10:45 a.m. All About Music
11 to 11:45 a.m. Gerry Ouellette
12 to 12:45 p.m. Ninety to the Dozen
1 to 1:45 p.m. Tom Kastle
2 to 3:15 p.m. Haley Bonar


The Big E

about 11 years ago

bah, I don't want to go on vacation any more.


about 11 years ago

We have festivals in Duluth? Nice. I'm going to be totally not lame and go to this.


about 11 years ago

Sounds like a bunch of hippie mischief to me.


about 11 years ago

Zra, the hippies are going to be at Bayfront, at the Reggae Fest going on at the same time. I hope the all the shops and restaurants at Canal Pk will be prepared for an onslaught of people, it's going to be **nuts** down there that weekend.


about 11 years ago

Those sailors, too. Don't let that polished seaworthy rugged appearance fool you at all.

Sailors are by nature a raunchy, rowdy, slovenly lot that should be avoided at all costs.


about 11 years ago

I forgot debaucherous, if such a concept exists.


about 11 years ago

What happens when Rastafarians meet up with sailors? We'll find out in two weeks, won't we?  I think the people watching alone is worth the price of admission.


about 11 years ago

We are really looking forward to this. I mean, you had me at  Gear Daddies   But it looks like an overall awesome line-up.  The addition of classical vocal group Cantus.  I thought it was at Bayfront, though.  I miss a lot.

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