Convention Countdown: A Bob Dylan RNC Boycott?

Resizeratio6506502000democraticnatiThere’s talk in St. Paul, Minn. that Bob Dylan has persuaded his son Jakob not to perform to for an agricultural trade group during the Republican National Convention, according to the Politico.

The elder Dylan, who endorsed Barack Obama, is a native of Hibbing, Minn., and has supported progressive causes in the past.

The event, called AgNite, would have been non-partisan, but apparently there were fears that it would have looked as if the younger Dylan was supporting the GOP. The fete is taking place at the old Milwaukee Road depot in downtown Minneapolis, away from the convention site in St. Paul. Organizers instead have lined up Styx.

HRC Concerts: Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, and Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Rock to Win” concert during the Democratic National Convention. The event will take place on the second night of the convention in Fillmore Auditorium in downtown Denver.

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  1. Ted Johnson says:

    Keep in mind that neither of the Dylans has come out and said they were avoiding the RNC, but it is what is surmised by the organizers of the event. Nevertheless, it shows that there will be a lot of attention on whichever performers show up that week.

  2. Kevin says:

    that’s really surprising that the man who wrote masters of war is digusted by the neo-con fascists. too bad he doesn’t see that the dems are just as much a part of the war party as the neo-cons.

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