Glensheen announces 2022 Concerts on the Pier lineup

By lake or by land, Duluthians can enjoy live music at the historic mansion every Wednesday in July and August.

A man is seen from behind leaping off the Glensheen pier into the water, with astonished onlookers laughing.
Concerts on the Pier performers aren't required to baptize themselves in the waters of Lake Superior, but some just can't resist.
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DULUTH — Glensheen has announced the lineup for this summer's concert series at one of the most quintessentially Duluth music venues: the pier extending outward from the grounds of the historic mansion.

Concertgoers are encouraged to watch the concerts from either the mansion grounds or, if arriving by boat, from Lake Superior itself. Shows will take place every Wednesday night in July and August, with grounds opening for free admission at 5 p.m. and music starting at 7 p.m.

Rafe Carlson, a local country artist who's also opening this year's Bayfront Country Jam, will kick off the series on July 6. Northland favorites in the lineup this year include Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners (July 13), Superior Siren (July 20), Damien (July 27), featuring Marc Gartman of Glitteratti), and Teague Alexy & The Common Thread (Aug. 17).

The biggest name in this year's lineup might be Annie Mack (Aug. 3). The Minneapolis roots artist earned national praise for her 2021 EP "Testify," which Americana Highways called "raw, honest, and stunningly uplifting."

Each concert will feature food and beverage vendors, as well as lawn games and other outdoor attractions. For more information, see


2022 Concerts on the Pier schedule

July 6: Rafe Carlson
July 13: Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners
July 20: Superior Siren
July 27: Damien (feat. Marc Gartman)
Aug. 3: Annie Mack
Aug. 10: The Bill and Kate Isles Band
Aug. 17: Teague Alexy & The Common Thread
Aug. 24: Boxcar
Aug. 31: JoJo Green

Arts and entertainment reporter Jay Gabler joined the Duluth News Tribune in February 2022. His previous experience includes eight years as a digital producer at The Current (Minnesota Public Radio), four years as theater critic at Minneapolis alt-weekly City Pages, and six years as arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. He's a co-founder of pop culture and creative writing blog The Tangential; and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can reach him at or 218-279-5536.
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