On the brink of Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, the American Bank of the North is supporting the Hibbing Dylan Project’s efforts to pay tribute to the music icon in his hometown of Hibbing, Minn. Dylan most recently made headlines for selling his entire songwriting catalog to Universal Music for an astounding $300 million.
The Nashwauk, Minn., bank recently donated $5,000 to the Hibbing Dylan Project, a nonprofit funding a public work of art commemorating Dylan’s storied career. The Project will erect a monument to Bob Dylan, or Robert Zimmerman as he was known growing up, on the grounds of Hibbing High school, where he graduated in 1959. The monument will feature a bronze chair set in front of a steel backdrop etched with Dylan lyrics, and will double as a small open-air stage and amphitheater.
The monument and high school sit on Bob Dylan Drive minutes away from Dylan’s childhood home, showcasing Dylan’s deep ties to his Minnesota hometown.
As of January 5, funding for the project is complete and construction is set to be complete by October 2021 — coinciding with the fifth anniversary of Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature honor. Learn more about the Hibbing Dylan Project here.
American Bank of the North has $631 million in assets and seven branches in northern Minnesota, including one in Hibbing.