April 29 – May 6, 2018

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of rawk and/or roll. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. Now it’s a complete bureaucracy, run by a volunteer steering committee and a board of directors, featuring 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists.

2017 Homegrown Mix by Jim Hall!

2017 Homegrown Mix by Jim Hall!

We just launched our 2017 Homegrown Mix with selections by this year’s curator Jim Hall! His picks include tracks from artists such as Woodblind, Teague Alexy, Gaelynn Lea and Charlie Parr. The album is available to download at a “Name Your Price” option. This amazing cover art is courtesy of Chris Monroe!...
Homegrown Mixes Available Online!

Homegrown Mixes Available Online!

Visit the official Homegrown Bandcamp page and download this year’s Rawk and/or Roll mix curated by local icon, Christine Dean. While there, feel free to download any of the previous Homegrown compilations and consider passing on some appreciation money to help keep this series going! Click Here
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Volunteer Spotlight - Dean Berlinerblau

Volunteer Spotlight – Dean Berlinerblau

Did you know that Homegrown is run almost entirely by volunteers? Over 100 of them! This week we want to make a big shout out to our friend and volunteer Dean Berlinerblau!
Volunteer Spotlight - Jackie Buffington

Volunteer Spotlight – Jackie Buffington

In the weeks leading up to Homegrown we are featuring some awesome Homegrown Music Festival volunteers! Did you know that Homegrown is run almost entirely by volunteers? Over 100 of them!
Volunteer Spotlight - Crystal Detlefson

Volunteer Spotlight – Crystal Detlefson

In the weeks leading up to Homegrown we are featuring some awesome Homegrown Music Festival volunteers! Did you know that Homegrown is run almost entirely by volunteers? Over 100 of them! We mean it when we say....
Homegrown Schwag!

Homegrown Schwag!

The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is thrilled to celebrate its 20th year of showcasing local music, art, and film in the Twin Ports. Each year as a way of saying thank you to our amazing performers, Homegrown puts together “Schwag Bags” filled with an array of items donated by businesses and organizations like yours. These...

2018 Field Guide

Information on advertising in the 20th anniversary Homegrown Field Guide can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TqIAhrcekShUP3pwK2jrONZ0MVkj63OQ. Deadline is February 9, 2018.
Winter Fiasco 2018

Winter Fiasco 2018

Friday, January 19th, 2018. The Homegrown Music Festival’s annual Winter Fiasco — a free showcase of local rawk and/or roll acts at four venues in downtown Duluth.
2018 Homegrown Registration is Now Open!!!

2018 Homegrown Registration is Now Open!!!

Registration for the2018 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is now open. Please follow the link below to register your band. Registration will be open from Thanksgiving and will close on Christmas night at 11:59pm. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!! We can not wait to see what this year will hold. We will email everyone after registration has...
Homegrown Day 8

Homegrown Day 8

Savor the last dregs of Homegrown on Sunday at the Blind Pig. The newish gastro pub doesn’t usually serve brunch, but it’s making an exception for the festival. Music starts at 11 a.m. with singer and guitarist Jacob Mahon. Jazz Time’s improvised standards are next up, followed by a set of folk and blues tunes...
Homegrown Day 7

Homegrown Day 7

Duluth rocker extraordinaire Alan Sparhawk helps jumpstart the longest day of Homegrown by leading the Rock ’n’ Run at 11 a.m. This 5-mile run begins and ends at Chester Bowl Park, where the Homegrown Kickball Classic starts. The first pitch of the kickball game supposedly happens at noon, though the cast includes hung-over ne’er-do-wells, making...
Homegrown Day 6

Homegrown Day 6

Put on your party pants. On Friday night, there’s no holding back. Nearly 50 original acts — from the weird to the wild — have one unified mission. From Beaner’s in the west to Sir Ben’s in the east, Duluth is ready to rawk. Soulful harmonies reign at the Sacred Heart Music Center with Black...
Homegrown Day 5

Homegrown Day 5

Superior lives up to its name during Homegrown. From the Slamming Doors at the Spirit Room to Teague Alexy & Erik Berry at the Thirsty Pagan, it’ll be an impressive scene. For the first time ever, a trolley will circle through Superior venues, helping to close the gap on the three-quarter mile stretch between the...
Homegrown Day 4

Homegrown Day 4

Mayor Larson says Westside Wednesday is her favorite night of the fest because you can expect a comfortable atmosphere paired with great music. A slew of welcoming watering holes, such as Beaner’s, Mr. D’s, the Gopher Lounge and the Kom-on-Inn are partaking in the Homegrown Hump Day fun. The evening beings in the Clyde Iron...