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Glensheen Unplugged – Dusty Heart

Glensheen Unplugged is back for another round! Join us as we celebrate Minnesota music with an intimate acoustic concert series in the Amusement Room every Wednesday in March. This year’s series presented by The Current Duluth features performances by Chris Koza, Sarah Krueger, Ben Weaver and Dusty Heart along with locally inspired spirits by The Red Herring Lounge!


Dusty Heart

Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk.


Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is first come, first serve with a 75-person capacity. Local craft brews will be available for purchase. 

Glensheen Unplugged – Ben Weaver

Glensheen Unplugged is back for another round! Join us as we celebrate Minnesota music with an intimate acoustic concert series in the Amusement Room every Wednesday in March. This year’s series presented by The Current Duluth features performances by Chris Koza, Sarah Krueger, Ben Weaver and Dusty Heart along with locally inspired spirits by The Red Herring Lounge!


Ben Weaver

Ben Weaver is a songwriter, poet, father, letterpress printer and adventure advocate. He has released 8 studio albums of original music and 4 books of poetry. The bicycle is his chosen mode of transport for all activities in all kinds of weather. Given the choice Ben will side with the animals, mountains, trees, lakes and rivers. His special blend of poetic advocacy, ability to connect with people, and talent as a communicator has inspired people worldwide.


Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is first come, first serve with a 75-person capacity. Local craft brews will be available for purchase. 

Glensheen Unplugged – Sarah Krueger

Glensheen Unplugged is back for another round! Join us as we celebrate Minnesota music with an intimate acoustic concert series in the Amusement Room every Wednesday in March. This year’s series presented by The Current Duluth features performances by Chris Koza, Sarah Krueger, Ben Weaver and Dusty Heart along with locally inspired spirits by The Red Herring Lounge!


Sarah Krueger

Sarah Krueger is Eau Claire, WI born and Duluth, MN built. Sarah has crafted a lustrous folk sound that serves as a breathing foundation for her earnest and straightforward songwriting. Her latest album features three years worth of finding light in our most human moments, noticing the brightness before we were tainted and tired, and believing in the luster that shows itself when we are most alive. Krueger’s zealous performing and prevailing voice offers a fresh presence to the stage and seems to hit all the soft spots in the complicated space between us all.


Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is first come, first serve with a 75-person capacity. Local craft brews will be available for purchase. 

Glensheen Unplugged – Chris Koza

Glensheen Unplugged is back for another round! Join us as we celebrate Minnesota music with an intimate acoustic concert series in the Amusement Room every Wednesday in March. This year’s series presented by The Current Duluth features performances by Chris Koza, Sarah Krueger, Ben Weaver and Dusty Heart along with locally inspired spirits by The Red Herring Lounge!


Chris Koza

Chris Koza is a musician, composer and performer living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Influences range from finger-picking folk guitar to fuse-busting prog rock, though generally settles tastefully somewhere in-between. Koza’s storytelling and observations are thoughtfully navigated by melodies that both migrate through the seasons and burrow through the earth.


Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is first come, first serve with a 75-person capacity. Local craft brews will be available for purchase. 

Zenith City On Tap

Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Local beer and wine available.

February 28: “From Stone to Steel: Twin Ports’ Pioneer Industries”
Both sides of the St. Louis River between Duluth and Superior were once lined with ore docks, coal docks, lumber mills, flour mills, grain terminals, ship-building centers and metal manufacturing plants. From Fond du Lac’ early brownstone quarries of to Morgan Park’s giant Minnesota Steel Plant, this presentation explains the rise and demise of the industries that built the Twin Ports and created Duluth’s East-West divide.

Check out the event series to see each week’s topic.

Zenith City On Tap

Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Local beer and wine available.

February 21: “Financing the Fortune that Built Glensheen”
After John D. Rockefeller essentially stole the Mesabi Iron Range holdings of West Duluth’s Merritt family in 1894, Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Henry Oliver—with his partner Chester Congdon—battled over the Iron Range. The battle ended when J. P. Morgan formed U. S. Steel, which also created the fortune that financed the construction of Duluth’s Glensheen, the home Congdon and his wife Clara built on the Lake Superior shore

Check out the event series to see each week’s topic.

Zenith City On Tap

Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Local beer and wine available.

February 14: “The Twin Ports’ Long Love Affair with Beer”
Both Duluth and Superior starting brewing beer back in 1859, and sales of ale kept both fledgling communities alive during the early financial crisis. Pioneer breweries popped up on both sides of the St. Louis River between the Civil War and 1910, when four major breweries had risen above the rest—and then began struggling as the nation’s temperance movement began vilifying the brew on its march to Prohibition.

Check out the event series to see each week’s topic.

Zenith City On Tap

Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Local beer and wine available.

February 7: “From Opera to Movies: Duluth’s Historic Theaters” From the 1868 birth of “theatre” in Duluth to the 2018 renovation of the NorShor, Duluth has had a long traditional of building fabulous theaters to showcase local and national talent. This presentation reaches beyond the architecture and introduces audiences to the civic leaders—and scoundrels—associated with them and explains how their demise was brought on by the advent of the movie house, including Duluth’s iconic NorShor Theatre.

Check out the event series to see each week’s topic.

Moonlight Snowshoe

Join us for a moonlight hike on the 12-acre, lakeside estate at Glensheen with Day Tripper of Duluth as your guide.

This event is SYOS (Bring Your Own Snowshoes)

Kicking off 2018’s Wednesday night events, you will have the chance to explore parts of the Congdon estate not normally traversed by the public. Check out the wooded area next to Bent Brook, and explore the Lake Superior shoreline.

As the chief visionary for the North Shore Scenic Drive, Chester Congdon was big on the preservation of the North Shore’s natural beauty. He embraced Northern Minnesota’s landscape by incorporating his own personal hiking trails on Glensheen’s estate. Plus, what we know today as Congdon Park, was given to the city by Chester with the promise that its cascading waterfalls and wilderness would remain wilderness as a park for the public.

Once you have hiked the snow-covered estate, head down to the lake to warm up next to a cozy bonfire.


  • Please bring your own snowshoes or a good pair of hiking boots! If there is not enough snow, we will still hike the estate via boots.
  • The event is free and open to the public. Guests will meet Day Tripper of Duluth outside the Ticket House at the bottom of Glensheen’s parking lot.
  • RSVP is not required but encouraged. Please mark that you are ‘going’ in the Facebook event if you plan to attend.

Moonlight Snowshoe

Join us for a moonlight hike on the 12-acre, lakeside estate at Glensheen with Day Tripper of Duluth as your guide.

This event is SYOS (Bring Your Own Snowshoes)

Kicking off 2018’s Wednesday night events, you will have the chance to explore parts of the Congdon estate not normally traversed by the public. Check out the wooded area next to Bent Brook, and explore the Lake Superior shoreline.

As the chief visionary for the North Shore Scenic Drive, Chester Congdon was big on the preservation of the North Shore’s natural beauty. He embraced Northern Minnesota’s landscape by incorporating his own personal hiking trails on Glensheen’s estate. Plus, what we know today as Congdon Park, was given to the city by Chester with the promise that its cascading waterfalls and wilderness would remain wilderness as a park for the public.

Once you have hiked the snow-covered estate, head down to the lake to warm up next to a cozy bonfire.


  • Please bring your own snowshoes or a good pair of hiking boots! If there is not enough snow, we will still hike the estate via boots.
  • The event is free and open to the public. Guests will meet Day Tripper of Duluth outside the Ticket House at the bottom of Glensheen’s parking lot.
  • RSVP is not required but encouraged. Please mark that you are ‘going’ in the Facebook event if you plan to attend.