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Duluth Local Music Venues and Outdoor Music Festivals

Duluth has a massive and eclectic local music scene. Duluth has produced members of hit bands like The Rembrandts and R.E.M. We’re home to musicians like Bob Dylan and Low, Charlie Parr and Trampled By Turtles, The Crinn and The Crunchy Bunch.

But Duluth also offers a great variety of live music venues and outdoor musical festivals.

As winter turns to spring we’ll be right on the tails of the 16th Annual Homegrown Music Festival and Duluth Dylan Festival, as well as great performances by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.

Summer brings music season with more great festivals including Duluth Fourth Fest, the 9th Annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival, and perhaps Duluth’s most popular, the 26th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival.

Duluth is home to many local mainstays that host live performances no matter the season, and in many cases feature new bands and shows each week.

Duluth bars with live, local music include Sir Benedict’s Tavern, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, Red Star Lounge, Black Water, The Rex Bar and Carmody Irish Pub. Duluth restaurants like Pizza Luce and Beaners Central host local, regional and touring acts. Karaoke on designated nights at R T Quinlan’s Saloon, The Ugly Stick Saloon, and Copasetic Lounge.

Where do you love to listen to live music in Duluth? Leave us your favorite places in the comments!

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