May 1 to May 8, 2016

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.
Get Involved with Homegrown!

Get Involved with Homegrown!

Not a musician? Not a problem. Below are a few ways everyone can be a part of the festival. http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/video Homegrown Music Video Festival Make a local music video to be screened during the festival. Deadline: April 15 Contact: film@duluthhomegrown.com http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/2016-classical/ Homegrown Classical Music Showcase Perform at Sacred Heart Music...
WANTED: HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WANTED: HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WANTED: DULUTH HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Application Deadline: February 15, 2016 The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is the annual Twin Ports arts and culture extravaganza celebrating 200+ local bands, artists, poets, photographers, and filmmakers across 35+ venues over eight days. A non-profit organization with a generous helping of volunteers,...
T-shirt and ticket pre-sale now open!

T-shirt and ticket pre-sale now open!

Pre-sale for the 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival tickets and t-shirts is now open! For a limited time only, Homegrown is offering pre-sale tickets and special edition t-shirts designed by Tom Moriarty for the upcoming 2016 festival.  We are also offering a ticket and t-shirt combination at a special discounted...
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 Share this!
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Volunteer of the Week 2/1

Volunteer of the Week 2/1

The Duluth Homegrown Volunteer of the Week is Alicia Stockard! Thank you for all if your hard work!
2016 Homegrown Classical Registration

2016 Homegrown Classical Registration

Open to all classical musicians, from Bach to Bartók, soloist to chamber group. Can you sing an aria from your favorite opera, or have this quartet piece you’ve been dying to perform? We want to hear from you! Any questions, please contact us at classical@duluthhomegrown.com. Share this!
Volunteer of the Week 1/18

Volunteer of the Week 1/18

Nancy Ruth is Duluth Homegrown Music Festival's Volunteer of the Week! Each week we will be featuring a volunteer that helps this festival run. It takes a lot of people to keep going year after year. Thank you!
T-shirt and ticket pre-sale now open!

T-shirt and ticket pre-sale now open!

Pre-sale for the 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival tickets and t-shirts is now open! For a limited time only, Homegrown is offering pre-sale tickets and special edition t-shirts designed by Tom Moriarty for the upcoming 2016 festival. We are also offering a ticket and t-shirt combination at a special discounted “combo rate” that includes your...
Thank You, Fans!

Thank You, Fans!

What an absolutely great week! Our sincere gratitude goes out to every single performer, volunteer, sponsor, venue staff, trolley driver and everyone who came out and saw a show this past week. We remind you that supporting our local scene is more than a ‘one week a year’ activity. Keep this community thriving by attending...
Day Eight: Sunday May 3, 2015

Day Eight: Sunday May 3, 2015

I’m not trying to imply that the Beatles were time traveling aliens that visited Duluth, Minnesota in May of 2015, only to return to 1965 and pen the song “Eight Days a week” as a tribute, not to a woman, but actually to a certain music festival…    but prove it’s not true. That’s right,  Homegrownians,...
Day Seven: Saturday May 2, 2015

Day Seven: Saturday May 2, 2015

The longest day of Homegrown is finally upon us, I’m talking music and events starting at 10:00am and powering through 14 straight hours, all the way to 2:00am Sunday, ufda. It’s really a year of Saturday firsts.  It’ll be the first year somebody might actually puke from side cramps, instead of just lying and telling...
Men As Peacemakers bystander intervention training

Men As Peacemakers bystander intervention training

Homegrown prides itself on being the raddest event to hit this side of Lake Superior. People from all over the community pile into local venues to take in and experience over two hundred bands and performers. This is an event that is driven by community and values safety above all else. That’s why Homegrown has...
Day Six: Friday May 1, 2015

Day Six: Friday May 1, 2015

Forty-six bands, fifteen venues, seven and a half hours… aaaaaaaand go! For the folks that have been representing the Duluth spirit and making it out to shows all week long, if you didn’t know going into it, you certainly know now… Homegrown is a marathon, not a track meet. For the chicks just cracking out...
Schedule Change!

Schedule Change!

Unfortunately Duluth EDM stalwart, Scott Gusts (in Homegrown schedule speak: Phantom Ship) is out ill and will be unable to make his scheduled festival appearance.  All of us at Homegrown HQ wish him a quick recovery, but the festival must go on and we will not let any slot go unfilled! We were lucky enough to...
Duluth Homegrown Thank You to Mayor Don Ness

Duluth Homegrown Thank You to Mayor Don Ness

Check out the Duluth Homegrown thank you to Mayor Don Ness in it’s entirety! Share this!
Day Five: Thursday April 30, 2015

Day Five: Thursday April 30, 2015

Whoa, so last night was totally a thing, and tonight is super totally a thing…    folks, it’s Superior Night!  It doesn’t  matter if you’re just coming out of the gates, or powering through since day one, it’s time to kick it into high gear, because the weekend is upon us (yes, for homegrown the...