April 26 to May 3, 2015

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of rawk and/or roll devil music. 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.
WARNING!!!  THE CHICKEN IS NOW RADIO-ACTIVE!

WARNING!!! THE CHICKEN IS NOW RADIO-ACTIVE!

The homegrown radio stream is up and running!  It’s not as pretty as we’d like yet, but it’s functional as all get out… just visit RADIO.DULUTHHOMEGROWN.ORG, and give ‘er a listen.
Homegrown 2014 - The Eric Swanson Mix!!!

Homegrown 2014 – The Eric Swanson Mix!!!

Visit the official Homegrown Bandcamp page and download this year’s Rawk and/or Roll mix curated by local icon, Eric Swanson. 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!
Volunteers wanted for 2014 Homegrown!

Volunteers wanted for 2014 Homegrown!

Homegrown Music Festival is the area’s largest local music festival, and we are looking for volunteers in many areas! CLICK HERE  to learn more!
2014 pre-sale tickets & Homegrown merchandise

2014 pre-sale tickets & Homegrown merchandise

For a limited time Homegrown is offering pre-sale tickets and limited edition, Heidi Blunt designed t-shirts for the upcoming 2014 festival.   We are not planning on selling these t-shirts at the festival, so this will be the only way to get your hands on one of these 16th anniversary gems.
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HOMEGROWN STEERING COMMITTEE APPLICATION

HOMEGROWN STEERING COMMITTEE APPLICATION

The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is now accepting applications for a new steering committee member. Click on this Post to apply!
GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK, AND HELP US MAKE HOMEGROWN EVEN MORE AWESOME!!!

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK, AND HELP US MAKE HOMEGROWN EVEN MORE AWESOME!!!

Take this quick survey and let us know your thoughts on Homegrown 2014.
Day Eight: Sunday May 4, 2014...  Did You Make It?

Day Eight: Sunday May 4, 2014… Did You Make It?

Of course, it would be unreasonable to expect anyone to get up and consume more music, alcohol and social interactions after such a week. Then again, you knew when you signed up that this thing is eight days, not seven. So man/woman up. Music starts at Pizza Lucé with Hannah McDaniel at 11 a.m. and...
Day Seven: Saturday May 3, 2014

Day Seven: Saturday May 3, 2014

Ok, give a poor, little, chicken a break…  I’ve been trying to entertain you with fresh eggs of knowledge all week long, but dag-nabbit, i’m a tired old bird…   your gonna have to deal with just today’s field guide bio, and the daily schedule, I still love you, but I totally hear my coop...
Day Six: Friday May 2, 2014

Day Six: Friday May 2, 2014

Alright kiddos, it’s time to put some arch support inserts in those Chuck Taylors.  Homegrown is officially “on ‘n’ poppin’.” as the kids say these days, or so i’m told… In all seriousness, it’s Friday night, the undisputed, busiest night of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival; we’ve got 47 bands spread out over 15 venues, seriously...
Day Five: Thursday May 1, 2014... Superior Night

Day Five: Thursday May 1, 2014… Superior Night

Alright folks, it’s go-time!  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 weekend STARTS ON THURSDAY)! Honestly, where do i even begin? There is just so much to...
Day Four: Wednesday April 30, 2014

Day Four: Wednesday April 30, 2014

Westside Wednesday! The night no one gets back to their own bed except West Duluthians, who have been eagerly awaiting their one chance to walk home. If you’ve frantically skipped ahead to this day in the guide to see why Trampled by Turtles isn’t on the schedule, slow your roll. There was a tour scheduling...
Day Three: Tuesday April 29, 2014

Day Three: Tuesday April 29, 2014

If you’ve been doing things right you’re already starting to feel the burn, but that’s okay, you’ve been here before and you know how to pace yourself for the long haul.  If your just now joining us, you’ve probably got some super-lame excuse like “work,” or “finals,” whatever, you’re here now so we’ll let it slide.  Personally,...
***KICKBALL UPDATE***

***KICKBALL UPDATE***

Unfortunately, for the second year in a row Mother Nature has not been cooperating…  due to the state of the kickball field at Chester Bowl the Homegrown Kickball Classic will be held at Observation Park (900 W 3rd St.) this Saturday at noon. Spread the word! -The Chicken View Larger Map
Day Two: Monday April 28, 2014

Day Two: Monday April 28, 2014

If you missed out on last night’s festivities, you REALLY missed out on last night’s festivities…   But don’t worry, The Chicken forgives you and has blessed you with SEVEN more days of rawk and/or roll. Monday night is chock-full of artsy goodness, kicking off at 5:00pm in Teatro Zuccone’s lobby with the Homegrown Photo Show, coordinated by...
Day One: Sunday April 27, 2014... And so it begins

Day One: Sunday April 27, 2014… And so it begins

The 2014 Homegrown Music Festival is finally here!!!  So dust off your walking shoes, apologize to your liver, and test your logistical prowess figuring out how your going to see every show you want to see. It’s only the first day, and already there’s some tough decisions to be made.  Things kick-off early at Teatro...
Trolley Schedule Now Available Online!

Trolley Schedule Now Available Online!

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.  Check out the schedule and route map and start planning your Homegrown weekend accordingly.
Field Guide Now Available Online!

Field Guide Now Available Online!

That’s right folks, the 2014 Homegrown Music Festival field guide is now available online in PDF format.
This year's Homegrown Mixtape

This year’s Homegrown Mixtape

This year’s Homegrown Mixtape is officially up! Go download the “Eric Swanson” mix today and “pay what you want” (including the option of FREE)! http://duluthhomegrown.bandcamp.com/album/eric-swansons-mix
Duluth Homegrown Music Festival 2014:  Twin Cities Invasion

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival 2014: Twin Cities Invasion

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival is celebrating its 16th Anniversary by going on the road and taking over the Turf Club for the official Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Pre-Party featuring performances from: LOW FORMS Portage Black-eyed Snakes Southwire Doors at 9pm | Music at 10pm | $7 Presented by The Current and Radio K Tickets are available @ http://first-avenue.com/event/2014/04/homegrown
2014 Schedule Released

2014 Schedule Released

It’s finally here!!!   After hours of pulling our feathers out we finally have this year’s schedule done and ready for public consumption.
2014 Homegrown t-shirt image just released!!!

2014 Homegrown t-shirt image just released!!!

This awesome Heidi Blunt designed t-shirt is available by online pre-order only, so scurry on over to our  merch page and order yours now!!!
Hello future HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL - MUSIC VIDEO MAKERS!

Hello future HOMEGROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL – MUSIC VIDEO MAKERS!

It’s about the time that we get to have you start working on your video for this year’s Homegrown Video Showcase! The first step? Assign you a song! We’re busy assembling the songs and we’ll be hosting an open house / Music Video Song Assignment party at the new home of the Chicken Shack (207...
Thank you to all of the performers who registered for the 2014 Homegrown Music Festival.

Thank you to all of the performers who registered for the 2014 Homegrown Music Festival.

Even with the earlier registration window, it was a banner year, reaching 317 total submissions. Band selection starts this weekend, and scheduling begins next week (and will take 20+ versions and the entire month of February). Hold tight. More details when we have ‘em. Happy Homegrown!
Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers Wanted!

Homegrown Music Festival is the area’s largest local music festival, and we are looking for volunteers in many areas!
ADVERTISE IN THE 2014 FIELD GUIDE!

ADVERTISE IN THE 2014 FIELD GUIDE!

Now is your chance to have your business or organization involved in the festival. The Homegrown Field Guide is our official publication and it’s full of all the important dates, venue descriptions, band bios, photos and local advertising. If you’d like the opportunity to advertise with Homegrown, please contact one of our ad reps for...
Day Eight: Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Day Eight: Sunday, May 5th, 2013

If you did Homegrown right, this should be the worst you have felt since Homegrown Sunday a year ago. But if you throw in the towel before the annual Lucé hangover breakfast, you will never forgive yourself. The music at the Looch features Gina Lee at 11 a.m. and Wes Hadrich with Greg Tiburzi at...
HOMEGROWN LINEUP CHANGES!!!

HOMEGROWN LINEUP CHANGES!!!

We ask that you amend your night’s plans to accommodate these last minute schedule changes: Exiles: 9:15 Sacred Heart Fever Dream: 9:30 Pizza Luce The Surfactants: 9:30 R.T. Quinlan’s
Day Seven: Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Day Seven: Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Well, this is it: 54 bands and one fire dancing troupe at 18 venues. Your grandmother is hanging off a bridge from a frayed bungee cord and Gandhi is about to eat a Whopper Jr. You can only save one of them. To prepare for this decision, start the day off with a mimosa and...
Day Six: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Day Six: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

With 46 bands at 15 venues, the bad news is that you’ll inevitably miss something. The good news is that, unless you’re unreasonably picky, you’ll find something you like. Music starts at 6:15 p.m. at Beaner’s with Theft by Swindle and ends god-knows-when at god-knows-where with godknows-who. Highlights listed here are somewhat arbitrary, as there...
Day Five: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Day Five: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

This year for Superior night, Homegrown has a special surprise. The steering committee dug 25-foot trenches all along Tower Avenue. OK, that’s a joke, but Tower will indeed be under construction. It’s difficult to predict how treacherous the rubble will be, so be advised, you may have to do some circling to get from place...
Day Four: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Day Four: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Destination, er, um… Wednesday? Wednesday starts with an encore of the Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema 2. After that, events spread out over a broader area than usual. Up the hill, the Music Resource Center will hold its Homegrown showcase at Sacred Heart from 6 to 10 p.m. MRC offers free music performance, recording...
Day Three: Tuesday April 30, 2013

Day Three: Tuesday April 30, 2013

You can still call it Experimental Tuesday if you want, but any night that features Trampled by Turtles is no longer experimental in the Homegrown book. Don’t worry, there will be the usual number of goofballs out. Tuesday is just no longer exclusively dedicated to them — it’s all about West Duluth and the friendly...
***KICKBALL UPDATE***

***KICKBALL UPDATE***

Due to the state of the kickball field at Chester Bowl the Homegrown Kickball Classic will be held at Observation Park (900 W 3rd St.) this Saturday at noon. Spread the word! -The Chicken
Homegrown Update!

Homegrown Update!

The Homegrown Field Guide tells you that you need a HG wristband for tonight’s Poetry Showcase…But we’ve decided to keep this a Free Event. No Wristband Required. Spread the Word!
Day Two: Monday April 29, 2013

Day Two: Monday April 29, 2013

They’re not even chickens, but these little dudes are in full support of  Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival! Monday’s events start off with the Homegrown Photo Show in the atrium of the Zeitgeist Arts Building. The Duluth Photographers Guild, and Laramie Carlson in particular, have coordinated the show, which consists of photos from Homegrowns past. Photographers joining Carlson with work on display will be Justin Sinks,...
Awesome Homegrown Schedule App From Our Friends @ Perfect Duluth Day

Awesome Homegrown Schedule App From Our Friends @ Perfect Duluth Day

Homegrown Music Festival 2013: The Chicken App for your mobile phone, other schedule formats and social media crap
Day One: Sunday April 28, 2013

Day One: Sunday April 28, 2013

 COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!  The Chicken is now wide awake and beckoning you forth to come join in the debauchery/revelry/excitement that is the 15th annual Homegrown Music Festival!!! The music part of the festival starts at 7:30 p.m. with a free all-ages Yester set at Teatro Zuccone, but for political purposes, Homegrown starts when Duluth Mayor Don Ness says it starts — at Tycoons Alehouse, 7...
Homegrown: The (Unabridged) History

Homegrown: The (Unabridged) History

For our 15th anniversary we included a history of the festival in this year’s field guide, unfortunately it was just too large to include in it’s entirety, it was also too awesome to not make the full version available to the public…  So here it is, all of it!!!
Homegrown 4-20 Twin Cities Invasion

Homegrown 4-20 Twin Cities Invasion

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary by going on the road and hosting Pre-Festival party at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall. Check out this 18+ show featuring a stellar lineup of Duluth talent. 6pm: Sarah Krueger 7pm: The Fontanelles 8pm Cars & Trucks 9pm: Retribution Gospel Choir This show is the Official...
Homegrown Music Video Festival - Call for entries!

Homegrown Music Video Festival – Call for entries!

Earn a free pass to homegrown and your video screened at Zinema 2. Here is how it works: 1. You send an email saying you want to participate to annesdugan@gmail.com 2. You will be assigned a song from a local band at random on March 1. 3. You have until April 15 (tax day!) to make...
Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers Wanted!

Homegrown Music Festival is the area’s largest local music festival, and we are looking for volunteers in many areas!
Internships Avalaible!

Internships Avalaible!

The Homegrown Music Festival is currently seeking to fill two part time intern positions.  Become an integral part of the fast paced awesomeness that is HOMEGROWN!
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. This year’s trolley schedule is up, and we will have the map posted soon. The Homegrown Trolley will operate in Downtown Duluth on Superior Street...