Summer concerts in the Duluth area range from small community celebrations to huge, multi-day celebrations. Visiting a summer concert is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon/evening. It’s an even better way to get a firsthand glimpse into Duluth’s exciting local culture. Many of Duluth’s summer concerts are held in Bayfront Festival Park. Bayfront Festival Park is easily accessible to guests staying at the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, as it is only 3 short miles away from our historic Inn. Book your room with us today, so you can celebrate the sounds of summer with us this August!
Bayfront Blues Festival
The Bayfront Blues Festival is one of the largest outdoor summer concerts in the upper Midwest. Nearly 20,000 fans travel to the event to enjoy the 30+ acts that grace the stages of Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park. The Bayfront Blues Festival has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years. It is considered to be a world leader in showcasing talent from the blues and blues/rock music genre. This year’s schedule of performances promises to be even better than previous years. Tickets range from single day to three day packages.
The Tribute Fest
Coming later in the month of August to Bayfront Festival Park is Tribute Fest. This 2-day long summer concert series features an array of tribute bands. Music will pay tribute to rock legends like AC/DC, Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, Journey, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and more. Tickets are available in advance or at the gate, with proceeds benefitting Minnesota’s Homeless Veterans.
Rhythm & Roots
The Rhythm & Roots Festival is a small summer concert series taking place in the Lake Superior community of Beaver Bay. Listen incredible music and learn more about the history of Minnesota’s North Shore. Special talks include local dog mushers.
City on the Hill Music Fest
This Saturday is the 2nd annual City On The Hill Music Festival, again held at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Headlining this summer concert is the iconic band Newsboys. Also featured is Christian music superstar Francesca Battistelli. Tickets are still available so act fast.
Chester Creek Concert Series
The outdoor summer concert series at Chester Creek is a popular event in Duluth. The concert series is rapidly winding down for the summer. Admission to these concerts is free, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a night of music under Duluth’s beautiful sky.
Big Top Chautauqua
We’d be remiss to mention summer concerts in Duluth without mentioning the Big Top Chautauqua. The Big Top is nestled at the base of Mt. Ashwabay Ski Hill. The Big Tent is a magical concert venue, where famous acts Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and B.B. King have played in the past. The summer concert schedule includes performances by renowned national, regional and touring musicians, and runs through early-September. The acoustics in this 800-seat venue are flawless, but your chance to gaze at stars and even the northern lights on certain evenings is unbeatable. The remaining acts of their 2016 schedule are pretty incredible, so don’t waste anymore time and buy those tickets today.
Summer concerts are only one of the many exciting things happening in Duluth this summer. Our knowledgeable Innkeepers will help you enjoy every aspect of Duluth, from the adventurous to the romantic. Seven elegantly appointed and modern rooms await you at our award-winning AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast. From your first step onto our elegant property located in Duluth’s historic Congdon Mansion district, you’ll understand why our Duluth Bed and Breakfast has been highly rated throughout the world, let alone the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country. Book your room today, and help us wrap up what as been an extraordinary summer so far!