After a year’s hiatus, an annual tribute to Bob Dylan returns. At 6:30 p.m. July 29 at Wolfe Park in St. Louis Park, a group of Minnesota musicians revisits the songs of the flower power generation.
Kevin Odegard, leader of the Minneapolis band that backed five cuts on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album, is a co-producer of this, his final park concert. Fellow Blood on the Tracks alumnus Peter Ostroushko will also appear with his signature mandolin. Ostroushko is nationally known for his appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, among his many other accomplishments.
The concert is co-produced by Stan Kipper, who has played with Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jay “Thunder Island” Ferguson and many of America’s greatest stars. Other musicians on the bill include Barbara Meyer, Gary Lopac, Aaron Ollswang, Jim Steinworth, New Primitives and surprise guest musicians. The MC is St. Louis Park’s Magic Marc Percansky.
Opening the show is Milwaukee’s Kharma Shotgun, the official band of Guitars for Vets charity. The show is rain or shine, thanks to the completion of the sheltered ROC, St. Louis Park’s new covered facility adjacent to Wolfe Park.
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