Marco Demel, the organizer of DARMSTADTDYLANDAYS 2023 would like to invite all art lovers and admirers of Bob Dylan’s work and spontaneous people who live here in the Rhine-Main area or within a 50 km radius of Frankfurt/Main to a nice festival weekend in Darmstadt. We expect beautiful summer weather with up to 25 degrees Celsius.
Of course we also have our eyes on the Italian region Emilia Romagna with Bologna where not far away a good friend Andrea Porodi Zabala from the international Dylan network has set up a whole tour with Scarlet Rivera and many concerts right in the flood affected area from the to take place next weekend.
In case help is needed there, I put the link to Andrea’s website for the Dylan community.
To recall Bob Dylan and his work and to present the importance of his songs especially for today and to help the musical heritage of Dylan to new spaces also in new minds – across all musical styles and generations is the vision of the DARMSTADTDYLANDAYS.
This Dylan-related festival will enter its fourth year in 2023 and will open on May 18, Ascension Day, with a live DylanHour at Radio Darmstadt.
With interesting guests and interview partners from the German and international Dylan cosmos.
On 19.05. Marco Demel, the initiator of the festival, is pleased about the visit of the Finnish author Sven-Erik Klinkmann, who will present his book „Dylan’s Lögndetektor“ in the Weinspirale in the Hundertwasserhaus.
Since the book has so far only been published in Swedish, the author will give the presentation in English.
On this evening, the jazz quartet around Volker Brill will continue to build Bob Dylan’s bridges to jazz and with classics like „I Went Down to St.James Infirmary“ will make the many references to Dylan’s work and especially his Kennedy song „Murder Most Foul“ visible again.
The show starts at 20.00.
Sven-Erik Klinkmann from Vasa
The Hot Jazz Company are not hyping their social media presence anymore, so if you want to get in touch with the old jazz tunes, you should come to Darmstadt this evening
Then on Saturday, 20.05, Wolf Schubert-K. plays together with his Buddie Steffen Huther in the Büchnergarten ( on the left side of the Staatstheater Darmstadt).
Wolf Schubert-K. has released his new album „Sad Songs Vol.1“ in 2022 and will show us his very own journey through Folk,Jazz and Country.
RAUHE SITTEN (Rough and Rowdy Ways)
The PAST is “ NOT EVEN PAST“ is this year’s motto of the DARMSTADTDYLANDAYS 2023.
Dylan-Related-Books has again put together a small but fine line-up.
DAY I :
Event title: Sven-Erik Klinkmann presents his book Dylans Lögndetektor. Live music by Hot Jazz Company
Event date: 19.05.23
Admission; € 15 / Reduced : € 10
Event title: Wolf Schubert-K. & Friends
Event date: 20.05.23
Venue: Büchnergarten at the State Theater
Admission free/ Donations welcome