Posted at: 07/08/2013 6:17 PM
Updated at: 07/08/2013 6:30 PM
By: Maarja Anderson
One of the biggest acts in Northland history is coming to Duluth Tuesday. Bob Dylan is coming home to perform at Bayfront Festival Park.
Along with Dylan, WILCO, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson Electric Trio will also take the stage. Crews were busy readying the stage for the performance Monday morning.
"Because it is such a big event...we ended up having to add 20 feet of wings on each side," said director of Bayfront Festival Park, Jeff Stark.
Despite the crowded scene at the DECC when tickets went on sale last month, Stark said they aren't sold out.
"Ticket sales have been a little slow," said Stark.
They've capped the park at 12,500 tickets, but Stark said right now they are around 8,000 sold.
So fans like James Erickson can still get it on the action.
"The last time I went to a concert here was ZZ Top and that was 40 years ago," said Erickson.
And he won't have to stand. After response from concert-goers, they will now allow lawn chairs to the concert on Tuesday. Stark said there will be fencing across the grass about two-thirds of the way from the stage. The front will be festival seating for people to stand or sit on blankets. The back third will be reserved for those with lawn chairs.
"Everywhere else on tour they have not allowed people to bring in chairs but we said Duluth is a little different," said Stark.
Stark added the concert will go on, rain or shine. Stark also said concert-goers will be allowed to bring umbrellas.
Tickets are $68 and can be purchased at the Bayfront Festival Park gate or at the DECC Box Office.