Summer is just ramping up in Duluth and with that comes a full lineup of outdoor concerts at Bayfront Festival Park.

This week, Jeff Stark, head of DECC venue operations, joins us to talk about what goes into booking big names and big community events at the waterfront park overlooking the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Stark’s first job was at the DECC at age 16 and he has been there ever since. He shares a few tales from behind-the-scenes, including a face-to-face interaction with Bob Dylan, and what secret assignment he had during the day of the Trump rally, which was around a year ago.

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