Free concerts have been happening at Glensheen every Wednesday night in July for many years. However, last year marked the first time all of the bands played on the 100-foot pier extending into Lake Superior. Attendance doubled, tripled, and nearly quadrupled from years prior.
So what is the best way to navigate Minnesota’s most unique concert venue?
1. Bike, walk, boat, kayak, carpool
…due to limited parking.
The parking lot and street parking fills quickly. Concert-goers are encouraged to bike, walk, boat, or kayak to the concert. Bicyclists should bring a bike lock which can be locked at the front entrance.
Best seat in the house? From the water. Boaters and kayakers are encouraged to enjoy the free music from the waters of Lake Superior.
2. Bring Cash
Cash bar. Food truck. Ice cream. What other reasons do you need to bring cash? The outdoor summer concert series cash bar features wine and local brews at a lakefront cash bar. Complete the night with a Food Truck dinner by Chow Haul Mobile Restaurant and handmade ice cream by Love Creamery.
4. Take a tour before the concert
Last but not least, a little bit of mission statement stuff for you… Aka the ‘why’ behind Concerts on the Pier
Each of the bands have Duluth ties with a statewide and national reach making the series a showcase of Minnesota music and directly relevant to Glensheen’s new mission statement,
“To inspire Minnesota pride by preserving and sharing the legacy of Glensheen and to serve as an incubator for positive change.”