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Summer Concerts and Festivals in DuluthThere are few things better than relaxing in the warm summer sun, listening to bands new and old, and enjoying the simple pace of summer. These outdoor concerts and music festivals are one of our favorite parts about summer in Duluth. Each year, Duluth hosts a variety of outdoor summer concerts and festivals, which add a fun local flavor to just about any getaway.  This year’s summer lineup certainly doesn’t disappoint. From the Chester Creek Concert series to bigger events like Hairball and the Bayfront Blues Festival, this summer promises to be another good one for music lovers in Duluth.  Once you’ve seen the lineup for 2018’s summer concerts, we know you’ll want to join us.  Book your room at our luxurious Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today.

The Best Summer Concerts & Festivals

No matter your taste in music, there’s sure to be something for you at Duluth’s summer concerts.  The lineup is diverse, and you’ll probably walk away with a new favorite. One thing is for sure: You’ll want to make your plans early!  Here are the top summer concert series’ and festivals in Duluth this summer.


Hairball is more than just an 80’s rock tribute band; it’s an experience for the senses.  All in all, it’s an incredible 2-hour musical journey through some of the biggest 80’s acts in the world, including Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, and Aerosmith. This year, it will take place on July 3, 2018.

Chester Creek Concerts

The annual free concerts at the beautiful Chester Bowl location are back.  The Chester Creek Concert Series kicks off on June 12th, and will run every Thursday evening through August 14th.

Throwback Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Bayfront Park

Mix 10 is hosting a special throwback concert on July 6, 2018, featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and special guests Naughty by Nature and Coolio.

Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival

The Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival is a great time to celebrate internationally touring artists on the picturesque shores of Lake Superior.  This year, it takes place on Saturday, July 21st, 2018.  If you want to get a little taste of what you’ll see at this festival, there are music videos and a full artist lineup on their website.

Summer Concerts and Festivals in DuluthCity on the Hill Music Festival

The 4th annual City on the Hill Music Festival comes back to Bayfront Park on August 3rd and 4th, 2018.  The lineup of performers promises to be inspiring.

Bayfront Blues Festival

As one of the oldest and largest outdoor summer concerts in the area, the Bayfront Blues Festival is the one to come to if you only have limited time.  The festival features more then 30 Blues performers, many some of the best in the nation, and will take over Bayfront Park August 10 – 12, 2018.

The Tribute Fest

From August 23-25, 2018, wrap up a great summer with the Tribute Fest, one of the hottest music tickets in Duluth.  The event kicks off a dance concert, followed by 3 incredible nights of tribute music, featuring rock, country, and electronic dance music.

In addition to all of these great summer concerts and music festivals, you can often find live music and great entertainment at our local bars and pubs. If you plan to visit us for any of these events this summer, then you’ll need to act fast. These summer concerts in Duluth are popular, and lodging fills up quickly.  Book your room at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast today!

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