Press Release - A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan Benefit Concert
FEATURING 19 WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS
ARMORY BENEFIT CONCERT TO KICK OFF 2014 NORTH COUNTRY DYLAN CELEBRATION
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Duluth, MN) - The Armory Arts & Music Center, in conjunction with Magic Marc Productions, announced today that 19 of world renowned artists will headline “A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan”, a benefit concert for the Duluth Armory, at Sacred Heart Music Center on Saturday, May 17th at starting at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
Returning for her third year will be violinist Scarlet Rivera who will join with the Prince’s Revolution keyboard player Dr. Matt Fink and many other Minnesota music legends – including Duluth’s own Jim Hall and Jamie Ness. Marc Percansky will serve as Master of Ceremonies and local KUMD radio show host John Bushey will serve as Master of Magic.
“This will be an historic event and is not to be missed,” said Nelson French, vice president of the Armory Arts & Music Center Board of Directors. “This is a tremendous opportunity for us to share an fun evening of music and magic with the community as we review our progress made over the last year and create greater community awareness about needs for the future to successfully restore the historic Duluth Armory as a vital community gathering space.”
Tickets are $30 in advance and are available online at http://www.dulutharmory.org/events/
Tickets are $35 at the door and doors open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17th.
The Armory Arts & Music Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the Duluth Armory and its historic value to American culture and the arts, while encouraging its reuse, placing emphasis on arts and education. The organization’s goals include preservation of the Armory's performance spaces and military history of the structure, promotion of arts through performances, exhibits and education, and commemoration of Buddy Holly's performance at the Armory and Bob Dylan's emergence as a musical icon. All net proceeds from A Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan will be used by the Armory Arts and Music Center to further its mission.
Tickets available at http://www.dulutharmory.org/events/
The list of performers includes the following artists:
RALPH DACUT, MATT FINK, ARNE FOGEL, BARRY THOMAS GOLDBERG, STEVE GROSSMAN, JIM HALL, BILLY HALLQUIST (Music Director), STAN KIPPER, LONNIE KNIGHT, KENNY KRONA, GENE LAFOND, JAMES LONEY & THE GHOSTETTES, GARY LOPAC, PAUL METSA, BARBARA MEYER, JAMIE NESS, CHICO PEREZ, SCARLET RIVERA & COURTNEY YASMINEH.
In addition to the artists a wonderful production team has been assembled and consists of consisting of the following professionals who are donating their time:
MARC PERCANSKY - Master of Ceremonies
JOHN BUSHEY - Master of Magic
PATRICK MCCARTHY - Master of Sound
ERIC SWANSON - Master of Sound
ED NEWMAN - Master of Words