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Concerts on the Pier | Pink Marlena

August 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concerts on the Pier - Only at Glensheen. Water and shoreline with spectators lining a rocky beach and in the water on kayaks and boats.

Concerts on the Pier | Wednesdays in July & August⁠
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm⁠
Gates open at 5:00 pm⁠
Music from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm⁠

Experience a Duluth tradition at Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen Mansion, perched along the shores of Lake Superior! Artists play on the historic pier, jutting out into Lake Superior.

At Concerts, guests can connect with neighbors and friends, play lawn games, grab some grub from a local food truck, enjoy a refreshing drink, eat local-favorite Love Creamery ice cream, or take a seat by a lakeside campfire.

Marlena Boedigheimer, also known as “pink marlena”, is a saxophonist, producer, and composer born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. Growing up, she was drawn primarily to rap music, and before picking up the saxophone, Marlena would make beats on a Roland sp404 sampler, collecting ideas from her parents’ old vinyl collection. From a young age, she was interested in the behind-the-beat production styles of Madlib and J. Dilla, whose influences carry on in her compositions to this day. She began playing the saxophone at age 14 when she was entering her first year of high school. It wasn’t until senior year that she auditioned for and joined her school’s jazz band. This was her first real experience playing jazz music, and she fell in love with it instantly. Since then, she’s gone on to study Jazz at the University of Minnesota Duluth under Professor Ryan Frane and Dr. Theodore Schoen, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in 2022. Marlena has also studied with Sue Orfield in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, as well as Gabrielle Murphy through the WIJO Mentors Program.

Marlena has performed with several groups as a sideman, including Terrestrial Lifeforms, AfroGeode and the Gemstones, The Andy Peterson Quartet, The Christian Moreno-Cova Jazz Ensemble, and several others. As a leader, she operates under the name “pink marlena”, and is currently working on a variety of albums and projects.

– Service animals are welcome, however Glensheen does not allow pets or emotional support animals on the property
– Beverages available for purchase⁠
– Glass and outside alcohol is not allowed⁠
– Smoking & vaping is not permitted while on the property
– Food available for purchase from multiple food trucks⁠
– Picnics/delivery/outside food is allowed, but please no large coolers⁠.⁠
– No onsite kayak launching available- please see kayak and canoe information below⁠

The Rambler
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Catering by Bellisios will provide local beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic options available for purchase.⁠

Love Creamery ice cream and snacks will be available for purchase in the garage each night.⁠

Walk, bike, kayak, boat, or ride share here!
LIMITED parking is available onsite, so those who plan to drive should arrive early. Please avoid driving here if you can.
If you are driving here, please be kind to our neighbors and follow the City of Duluth’s parking rules. https://duluthmn.gov/parking/on-street-parking/


Glensheen DOES NOT offer onsite launching for canoes or kayaks. If you plan to launch your kayak at the 42nd Ave E & London Rd Beach, please DO NOT park on 42nd Ave E. Plan to park along or above London Rd and to carry your kayak down to the public beach access. Excessive congestion in this area can lead to problems for neighbors and emergency responders. Thank you for your cooperation!


If you must drive here, come well before 5:00 pm and purchase a $5 Grounds Admission to get in early and enjoy the grounds. Think of the $5 Grounds Admission as your parking pass.

Taking a tour prior to the concert is a great way to snag a good parking spot and the best seat on the shore. Glensheen is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for self-guided tours.


If accommodations such as an interpreter are needed, please make accommodation requests two weeks in advance for each performance. Accommodation requests can be made by contacting info@glensheen.org.


August 2, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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