Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan - 2014

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Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan Welcomes Dylan Violinist, Scarlet Rivera

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 6th year in a row that Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan (formerly Blood on the Tracks Live) has performed at the St. Louis Park venue and the 4th annual event in Maple Grove. Every year these shows draw thousands of attendees.

The core band, consisting of leader Billy Hallquist, Matt Fink, Lonnie Knight, Gary Lopac, Stan Kipper, Chico Perez, Ralph Dacut, Jim Steinworth and Aaron Ollswang will be joined by guests Patty Peterson, Gene LaFond, Barbara Meyer, James Loney w. Edie Rae and Colleen O., Barry Thomas Goldberg, Arne Fogel,  Dan Israel, Mark Lamoine, Kenny Krona and Steve Grossman. Keeping the watches wound and trains on time is Master of Ceremonies “Magic” Marc Percansky. 

This conglomeration of talent boasts nearly 1,000 years of combined experience and 100,000+ performances.

Making a special appearance will be world renowned violinist Scarlet Rivera. Scarlet burst on the scene when Dylan hired her to record and tour with him during the epic “Desire”, “Hard Rain”, Rolling Thunder Revue and Renaldo & Clara period. Since those heady days she has continued to perform and record solo and with a long line of “A-list” artists around the planet.

Scarlet worked with Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan last May at a benefit to restore The Historic Duluth Armory and made such an impression that inviting her to the Twin Cities events was inevitable.

The August 6th concert takes place at Town Green, 7991 Main Street N., Maple Grove, MN. On August 9th the show moves to Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr., St. Louis Park, MN. Music begins at 6:30 and concludes around 9:30

As usual, both events serve as benefits to raise support and awareness of Guitars for Vets, a national organization dedicated to serving those who've served their country but face challenges due to PTSD. Any/all cash donations will go directly to Guitars for Vets. Those who have an old guitar sitting around may donate them as well. Contributions of any kind are completely voluntary and extremely appreciated by the organization and its students.  

A brief set of original material by Chrome Horse Diplomats precedes the Dylan Salute.


For additional information, contact: Billy Hallquist @ 651-354-4062 or

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