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Music Tribute Space

The Armory was integral to the development of music throughout Duluth’s history.

    • The first home of the Duluth Symphony
    • An inspiration for Bob Dylan

Many great performers, such as these listed below, left a piece of their history at the Armory

  • Buddy Holly
  • Bob Hope
  • Duke Ellington
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Cher and Sonny Bono
  • Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler
  • The Beach Boys
  • Johnny Cash
  • Dale Carnegie
  • Patsy Cline
  • Roy Orbison
  • Doris Day
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Tommy Dorsey
  • Everly Bothers
  • Dion
  • The Guess Who
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Liberace
  • The Osmonds
  • Oral Roberts
  • John Phillip Sousa
  • Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
  • Sam the Sham Pharoahs (“Hey There Little Red Riding Hood”)
  • Isaac Stern
  • Ritchie Valens
  • Bobby Vee
  • Bobbie Vinton
  • Lawrence Welk
  • Hank Williams Sr,
  • Margret and Harry Truman

The AAMC has several ideas about how and where the Inspirational Music Tribute Space will be done and located. Our original idea is that it will be located throughout the Drill Hall and adjacent spaces making the history and significance of this building come alive.  As people come to new events in the historic Armory they would be surrounded by the legends that came before them.

Recently another option has been brought to the AAMC to create a separate space that would allow for more display of artifacts and memorabilia and could be its own destination. We’re excited to continue this conversation.