Announcing Celebrating Bob Dylan at 80 with Glenn Gass on June 29

June 15 / 2021

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Auditorium announces Celebrating Bob Dylan at 80 with Glenn Gass on Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. This online event will feature a presentation by Gass on the life and legacy of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, who celebrated his 80th birthday in May. The live event can be viewed on Zoom and will later be archived at


Those interested can RSVP on Zoom to view this free event and a reminder will be sent to you the day of the livestream.


Gass, who retired from instructing classes in May 2020, is the Provost Professor and Rudy Professor Emeritus of Music at IU’s Jacobs School of Music. Gass spent almost 40 years teaching at IU and created the first rock history classes ever offered by a school of music. The classes became so popular that Gass has taught more than 60,000 students and was often voted the most popular professor at IU Bloomington.


He also developed courses on the history and origins of rock music and created specialized courses on Bob Dylan and The Beatles. The success of his classes led to the eventual creation of a certification program at IU and also inspired other colleges and universities to follow suit by adding rock history courses to their own offerings.


In December, Gass led a presentation on the life and music of John Lennon on the 40th anniversary of the night of Lennon’s untimely death. That presentation can be viewed by clicking here or visiting


This event is being presented with support from World Arts, Inc. and Fred and Beth Cate, along with our season partners, Curry Auto Center and the Cook Group.

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June 29 / 2021
As Legendary Songwriter Bob Dylan Celebrated his 80th Birthday in May, Glenn Gass will Look Back on his Life, Music, and Legacy.