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.

2013

Homegrown Music Video Festival (encore #2)

If you missed the music video festival the first two times, this will be the final encore screening. Eighteen videographers were assigned songs on March 1, each charged with the task of creating an original music video. The screening of the finished products has become so popular that encore showings have been added in recent...

Homegrown Kickball Classic

Make your way to Chester Bowl Park to see kickball played by a bunch of musicians who got stuffed into lockers during gym class. 12pm Sat 5/4 | Chester Bowl

Homegrown Music Video Festival (encore #1)

Wednesday starts with an encore of the Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema 2. Eighteen videographers were assigned songs on March 1, each charged with the task of creating an original music video. The screening of the finished products has become so popular that encore showings have been added in recent years to accommodate the...

Homegrown Poetry Showcase

The Homegrown Poetry Showcase has been moved to Fitger’s Spirit of the North Theater this year to make more room for all the beatniks and saps. Organized lovingly by Kyle Elden, this event pulls out a diverse selection of literary voices, from well-established, published poets to punks who scribble on crumpled paper. Their words are...

Homegrown Music Video Festival

The Homegrown Music Video Festival will take place at Zinema 2 at 6 p.m. Eighteen videographers were assigned songs on March 1, each charged with the task of creating an original music video. The screening of the finished products has become so popular that encore showings have been added in recent years to accommodate the...

Opening reception for Homegrown Photo Show

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. 4pm Mon 4/29 | Zeitgeist

Homegrown Pub Quiz

Although the role of quizmaster is changing hands this year from Carmody bartender Devin McKinnon to the chair of Homegrown’s board of directors, Jon Lee, the prizes will faithfully remain the same dollar-store crap. 9pm Sun 4/28 | Carmody

Mayor’s Proclamation and Homegrown Hempen Ale Cask Release

The music part of the festival starts at 7:30 p.m. with Yester at Teatro Zuccone, but for political purposes, Homegrown starts when Duluth Mayor Don Ness says it starts — at Tycoons Alehouse, 7 p.m., with his proclamation and the uncasking of the Homegrown Hempen Ale. “We’ll hold off on it until the mayor makes...