A Revolving Door of Artistic Expression

It was a cool, fall night in October of 1975 when the legendary Bob Dylan pulled up in a Winnebago to an auditorium in a small, seaboard town in Massachusetts. Throughout the night, invited musicians would stop by and join him on stage, belting out song after song. What began as a small group of musicians, turned into a traveling caravan, called the famed Rolling Thunder Revue. This led to a concert headed by Dylan that lasted until the spring of 1976. It was the inspiration of this impromptu gathering of musicians that influenced Anne Hunter to create the popular summer music series at Cerulean’s, a mode for experiential venues that celebrate the arts. Cerulean’s is an eclectic blend between a neighborhood coffee shop, an art gallery and a bookstore that has become a haven for emerging artists, authors, storytellers, songwriters and singers. Evolving since it first opened its doors to this boutique-style shop, Cerulean’s has become an incubator for artists who are seeking a space for fostering and nurturing creative talent. Under the creative leadership of Hunter, Cerulean’s hosted its first impromptu rehearsals in December of 2005, based on the concept of Dylan’s traveling caravan of musicians that graced the music scene in the mid 1970’s.

— Katherine HanSweet Tea Journal