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.

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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...
Homegrown Day 2

Homegrown Day 2

We have made it to day 2! Another night of action packed events to pick from. Tonight is the opening of the Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema, the amazing Homegrown Poetry Showcase and sprinkled with 15 great acts to pick from. Get out on the town and work your booty shaker! Monday, May 2...
Homegrown Day 1

Homegrown Day 1

We have an action packed first day of Homegrown! Be sure to stop down and try the Hempen Ale this year for the Mayors Proclamation to declare the start of the 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Sunday, May 1 Red Herring Lounge 2pm Children’s Music Showcase Teatro Zuccone 6pm Big Science 7pm Frances & Luke...
Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes

Below are changes to the schedule that were made after field guides were printed. The online schedules have been updated to reflect these changes: May 2 — 10:45pm is now Brain Bugs (Was Dad’s Acid) May 6 — 10:30pm is now Aurora Baer (Was Philip of Nazareth)
Chicken Shack Info

Chicken Shack Info

5 W Superior St ,Duluth, MN Chicken Shack Hours will be as follows: Friday April 29 — 1pm – 10pm Saturday April 30 — 11am – 10pm Sunday May 1 — 11am – 10pm Monday May 2 — 4pm – 8pm Tuesday May 3 — 4pm – 8pm Wednesday May 4 — 4pm – 6pm Thursday...
The Homegrown Kids Showcase

The Homegrown Kids Showcase

Come join us for the inaugural Homegrown Kids Showcase! This FREE event is open to kids of all ages, families and the young at heart. A fun filled afternoon of music, activities, dancing and family friendly partying! Sunday, May 1st. at The Red Herring Lounge 2-3 pm Terrence Smith and Friends 3-4 pm Robi Meyerson...
Tina Fox - Homegrown Volunteer Spotlight! 4/7

Tina Fox – Homegrown Volunteer Spotlight! 4/7

Name/Occupation: Tina Fox My occupation? Well, I have a few jobs, and my favorite one is being a Doula. Even though I don’t consider it a job, it is something that I am passionate about and love to do. Birthplace/place(s) you call home: I was born in the South near the Golf of Mexico, grew...

Ruthe Kay and Bailey

Ruthe Kay began entering music competitions at the age of 10. She quickly drew attention for her powerful-beyond-her-years voice and, through regular visits to open stages in the Twin Cities, has connected and performed with bands in Minnesota’s blues scene. Now a junior at Duluth East, she is taking a different direction with her new project,...

RoofTop Fable

Rolling various styles of rock into one, RoofTop Fable has a timeless sound that pulls from assorted eras and influences without losing its modern edge. Having held down a monthly residency at R.T. Quinlan’s, the band has continued to build momentum. Its debut release, Chapter One, came out in November, showcasing five tracks that paint...

Robot Rickshaw

First law of robotics: A robot must not injure a human. Second law: A robot must obey orders given by humans. Third law: A robot must not ask for more bass drum in the monitor mix. Mad scientist Troy Rogers builds music “making” automatons. He’s been at it locally since 2014, gaining national notoriety and...

Reflectivore

Ryan Rusch and Allen Cragin started writing music together in 2010, and performed their first Homegrown show in 2015. Rusch sings and plays piano while Cragin contributes vocals and guitar. Their live band features Matt Osterlund on bass, Thomas Anderson on drums and Matthew Cihaski on guitar. Cragin describes Reflectivore’s sound as “softy-loudy emotional type...

Red Pine

Red Pine is a folk music duo made up of singer-songwriter/guitarist Haley Lawson and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Logan Amys. Some might remember them from the Twin Ports bluegrass trio So Close that performed throughout the area from 2008 to 2012. As that band ended, Lawson and Amys continued to experiment with different instruments until finding their rainy-day...