For immediate release: 7/3/2013
Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan announces Summer 2013 Events
Town Green (Maple Grove) and Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Wolfe Park (St. Louis Park) will again host free concerts featuring many of the area's finest musicians performing an evening of songs by Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and Minnesota native Bob Dylan.
This marks the 5th year in a row that Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan has performed at the St. Louis Park venue and the 3rd annual event in Maple Grove. Combined attendance in 2012 topped 6,000.
The 2013 line up includes many returning veterans of past shows; Bandleader Billy Hallquist, Matt Fink, Patty Peterson, Mary Jane Alm, Jeff Dayton, Gary Lopac, Lonnie Knight, Scott Sansby, Stan Kipper, Chico Perez, Paul Metsa, Dan Israel, Gene LaFond, James Loney, Jim Steinworth, Ralph Dacut, Aaron Ollswang, Kenny Krona, Barbara Meyer, Steve Grossman, Jeff Victor, Mark Lamoine, John Pattison and Master of Ceremonies Marc Percansky.
Artists making their Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan debut include Arne Fogel, Willie Walker and Courtney Yasmineh.
As in previous shows, members of Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan will perform a set of original material to kick off the evening.
In addition to an evening of great music, both events will serve to raise awareness for the efforts of Guitars for Vets, a national organization founded to serve the needs of returning veterans suffering the effects of PTSD. Participants receive basic music instruction and upon completion of the program, a guitar of their own. The Healing Power of Music In The Hands of Heroes.
Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 to 9:30 PM
7991 Main St. N
Maple Grove, MN
Saturday, July 27, 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Wolfe Park
3700 Monterey Dr.
Saint Louis Park, MN
Contact: Billy Hallquist 651-354-4042, firstname.lastname@example.org