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Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2018

It’s officially summer, now, and the PDD Calendar is stuffed with every ding-dang concert from here to eternity (or at least, like, Tower or somewhere). Of course, the usual suspects like Bayfront Festival Park and Big Top Chautauqua are in there, as are smaller series like Bayside Sounds, Chester Creek Concert Series and Summer (Mostly) Thursdays. Here’s a peek at some of the upcoming sure-to-be outdoor-music highlights.

July 4
Martin Zellar
Pier B Resort Patio
Twin Cities songsmith Zellar performs on the roof of Pier B on Independence Day.

July 7
The New Power Generation
Big Top Chautauqua
Prince’s former backing band performs his music.

July 12-14
Rock Fest
Cadotte, WI
Greased-back radio-rockers like Disturbed and Godsmack perform.

July 11
The Latelys
Glensheen Mansion
Duluth’s buzz band performs as part of the Concerts on the Pier series.

July 12-15
Hodag Country Music Festival
Rhinelander, WI
Clint Black and many others perform during this multi-day event.

July 21
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
A half-day of music.

July 22
Water is Life Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
The Indigo Girls and guests perform.

July 25
The Black-eyed Snakes
Glensheen Mansion
There’s no way Sparhawk doesn’t end up in the water at this one.

July 28
All Pints North Summer Brewfest
Bayfront Festival Park
High on Stress and Viva Kneivel perform.

August 3
Vince Gill
Big Top Chautauqua
The country legend performs.

August 10
Bayfront Blues Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
Three days of blues music and related styles.

August 17
Duluth-Superior Pride Festival
Bayfront Festival Park
A buncha bands — lineup TBA — will play in support of, you know, human rights.

August 30
Lyle Lovett
Big Top Chautauqua
The high-haired one makes an appearance in the big tent.

Sept. 6-8
Grand Rocktember Music Festival
Grand Casino Hinckley
Every glam metal band ever formed performs. Also, Tesla.

Sept. 8
Super Big Block Party
Outside the Red Herring Lounge
Hippo Campus, Lissie, Heiruspecs, Communist Daughter, et. al.

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