The opening reception of the William Pagel Bob Dylan Archives exhibit and the first John Bushey Memorial Lecture will kick off the Duluth Dylan Fest. Dr. David Pichaske, the author of Songs of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan, will give the lecture at 7 p.m. The memorabilia exhibit will be on display through June 29.
Richard F. Thomas, author of Why Bob Dylan Matters, will be the featured lecturer at this year's festival. Dr. Thomas, a professor from Harvard University, will give his lecture from 1-2 p.m. and there will be time for Q&A.