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Duluth Homegrown Music Festival |April 30 - May 7, 2017 | Duluth's annual showcase of rawk and/or roll music

April 30 – May 7, 2017

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.
2016 Homegrown Mix by Jason Wussow

2016 Homegrown Mix by Jason Wussow

We just launched our 2016 Homegrown Mix with selections by this year’s curator Jason Wussow of Beaner’s Central! His picks include tracks from current artists such as Ingeborg von Agassiz, Rick McLean, Space Carpet and Phillip of Nazareth to classic Duluth acts like The Black Labels and Lew Orsoni Trio....
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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Thank you!!

Thank you!!

We did it again! We could not have done it without each and every one of you. Musicians, artists, performers, poets, volunteers, sound engineers, sponsors, venue staff, trolley drivers, fans and concertgoers all keep this festival going year after year. We cannot thank you enough for all the support during the week. We are already...
Homegrown Final Day

Homegrown Final Day

Your tour of duty has been completed. Take this day to kick back, have a beverage and enjoy the beautiful music. You have earned it! Sunday, May 8 Red Herring Lounge 12pm Homegrown Music Video Festival (Second Encore) Tycoons Alehouse 12pm Sing! A Women’s Chorus 1pm Paul Newberg Canal Park Brewing Co. 1:30pm Red Pine...
Homegrown Day 7

Homegrown Day 7

Are you still with us? Good! Now get your rest in before Saturday. Not many people have made it this far. You are one of the special ones! So, pat yourself on the back. (atta-boy) Get your fancy pants on for tonight’s non-stop musical mayhem. The trolly is on us! Saturday, May 7 Chester Creek...
Ride the Mighty Trolley Replica Bus

Ride the Mighty Trolley Replica Bus

Homegrown is once again offering free Duluth Transit Authority trolley service on Friday and Saturday nights, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Duluth Transit Authority and Greater Downtown Council. The Homegrown Trolley will operate in Downtown Duluth on Superior Street between Fourth Avenue West and Eighth Avenue East, serving venue locations every 20 minutes....
Homegrown Day 6

Homegrown Day 6

All week we have been giving you tips on how to Homegrown correctly. We suggest that you review them to be sure you have the energy to muscle through this festival. Tonight is another lineup of some of the heavy hitters.  If you do not have a wristband, that is ok! Come on down to...
Studio 15 Schedule Change

Studio 15 Schedule Change

The schedule has changed for Studio 15. Please see below. No elbows on the table please! Thank you. Studio 15 9:15pm Dare 2 Kill 10:15pm No Interest 11:00pm Lorenzo’s Tractor
Friday 5/6 = 2 Free Venues!

Friday 5/6 = 2 Free Venues!

This Friday we will have two venues that will be free and open to the public. No wristbands required! Stop on down and check out these acts! Sacred Heart Music Center 7pm World Beat Drummers 8pm Nordic Angst 9pm Israel Malachi Lake Avenue Restaurant & Bar 10:45pm Bill Flannagan 11:45pm Dance Attic
Homegrown Day 5

Homegrown Day 5

Here we go again! You have leveled up to day 5. You have made it to the Superior night! Cross over the bridge and check out these acts! If you are scared of bridges, there still are shows going on at the Reef tonight as well. Eat your vegetables! Thursday, May 5 Red Mug Coffeehouse...
Friday Schedule Update!!

Friday Schedule Update!!

The show on Friday May 6th at Sacred Heart Music Center will be FREE. No wristbands required. Come one, come all! Sacred Heart Music Center 7pm World Beat Drummers 8pm Nordic Angst 9pm Israel Malachi
Dewitt-Seitz Construction

Dewitt-Seitz Construction

Hello fellow Festers! This is an informational update. The rear entrance of the Dewitt-Seitz building is currently under construction. Please use the front entrance facing Buchanan St. You may now continue your regularly scheduled festivities.
Homegrown Day 4

Homegrown Day 4

Day 4 is the day typically reality starts to set in. Embrace it. Gin Street, Pizzaghost, Silverback Colony, and an assortment of bands are all playing for your enjoyment! Oh yeah, and that band Low. Get out and have fun! (Remember, look both ways before crossing the street!) Wednesday, May 4 Clyde Iron Works –...
Homegrown Day 3

Homegrown Day 3

Everyone just needs to take a deep breath in.. Relax.. Now exhale. You have made it to day 3. Mama’s Stolen Horses, Similar Dogs, Norby, DJ Path Annu, Space Carpet, and every other band playing tonight is a good choice! Remember to drink water. Tuesday, May 3 Bent Paddle Brewing Co. 6pm Lady Slipper 7pm...