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.

Registration
2017 Registration Closed

2017 Registration Closed

Registration is now closed. Please watch your email inbox for updates if you applied. Thank you!
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 fill out the short form below. 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 a music video...
Homegrown Photo Show 2015

Homegrown Photo Show 2015

Deadline: April 10, 2015 Every year since it’s inception, the Homegrown Music Festival has invaded the Twin Ports with a whirlwind of rowdy rock, danceable delights and a veritable army of folks bursting with hometown pride who are ready to party hearty! After the dust settles on venues across the northland we’re left with our...
HURRY UP, BAND REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW !!!!

HURRY UP, BAND REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW !!!!

Visit http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/register/ by midnight tomorrow to sign up!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

As an extra special holiday gift from the Homegrown Chicken we’ve opened band registration early this year, just visit http://www.duluthhomegrown.org/register/ between now and January 31st to sign up!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Thanks to everyone who registered for Homegrown 2015…
HOMEGROWN WINTER FIASCO!

HOMEGROWN WINTER FIASCO!

Celebrate the start of the Homegrown season with the Homegrown Winter Fiasco! This year’s event features ten Homegrown artists playing at three Duluth music venues. The Winter Fiasco shows are all free events and will feature volunteer sign-up stations and festival staff on site to answer Homegrown inquiries. This event is a FINAL REMINDER to...
HOMEGROWN WINTER FIASCO!

HOMEGROWN WINTER FIASCO!

Celebrate the start of the Homegrown season with the Homegrown Winter Fiasco! This year’s event features ten Homegrown artists playing at three Duluth music venues.
Classical Music Showcase Registration is Now Closed!

Classical Music Showcase Registration is Now Closed!

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! You have until December 15th to submit your info. Performance time for this showcase is Saturday, May...
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!
2013 registration is now open

2013 registration is now open

Registration for Homegrown 2013 will be open January 15th – March 15th and all applicants (except Jim Hall) must register online. As always, Homegrown’s only real requirement is for performers to be a working, local artist or band.  Additionally, in this 15th year of the festival, we’re also looking for bands who have played past...