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 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...
Homegrown Day 3

Homegrown Day 3

Tuesday features some peculiar programming. Tonight kicks off at Sir Benedict’s Tavern with Sing! A Women’s Chorus. Bent Paddle will feature late addition Jen West at 6pm, followed byacoustic rock by Morrow, danceable ditties by DJ Path Annu and rock sounds by Wndy. Amazing Grace’s eclectic set progresses from the Americana shanty sounds of the Old...
Homegrown Day 2

Homegrown Day 2

Hope everyone is having a great festival so far! Here are a few highlights of the events tonight. Photo Show opening at Red Herring at 5pm.  The Video Show is at 6pm at the Zinema. 7:30pm is the Poetry Showcase at Sacred Heart. Of course there is all sorts of music going on in addition...
Homegrown Day 1

Homegrown Day 1

It has started! Today is day 1 of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Stop down and check out the Children’s Showcase at the Duluth Children’s Museum. Remember to pace yourself, it is a week long. You got this!   Sunday, April 30 Duluth Children’s Museum 12:15pm World Beat Drummers 1pm Kyle Ollah 2pm Dan the...
Prøve Collective Call for Art!

Prøve Collective Call for Art!

https://www.facebook.com/events/401614590205222 Prøve Gallery is calling for painters, graphic designers, illustrators, writers, and all types of artists to create or recreate their ideal Homegrown Music Festival concert poster or show setlist. The imagery can be from your favorite Homegrown Music Festival moment, venue, band(s), Twin Cities Invasion, Iron Range Invasion, Superior Night or a complete fictional...
Homegrown Classical Music Showcase 5/6/17

Homegrown Classical Music Showcase 5/6/17

Performance times for the free Homegrown Classical Music Showcase Saturday, May 6, 2017! Free! Show starts at 3pm at Sacred Heart Music Center. Twin Ports Choral Project – 3PM College of St. Scholastica Concert Choir – 3:25PM Jacob Jonker – 3:50PM Zenith City Ensemble – 4:10PM North Wind Flute Choir – 4:25PM Mina Kaiser –...
Duluth Homegrown Music Festival: Twin Cities Invasion

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival: Twin Cities Invasion

April 14th, 2017 at the Turf Club, Doors at 7:30pm - Featuring The Lowland Lakers, Emily Haavik and Friends, Alan Sparhawk, Big Wave Dave and The Ripples
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! CLICK HERE