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.


Studio 15

15 N 3rd Ave W Duluth, MN 55802

Vikre Distillery

525 S Lake Ave Duluth, MN 55802

The Spirit Room

The Spirit Room is located in the historic. Trade & Commerce Building in Superior, 1323 Broadway St #100 Superior, WI 54880

Bent Paddle Brewing

Craft brewery offering pilsner & black ale among its flagship beers, with tours & a taproom 1912 W Michigan St Duluth, MN 55806 bentpaddlebrewing.com (218) 279-2722

Vintage Italian Pizza

Vintage Italian Pizza 1201 Tower Ave. (715) 392-5555 vintageitalianpizza.com Pizza joint in the heart of Superior’s North End. Must be 21 or older; free admission.

The Underground

The Underground 506 W. Michigan St. (218) 733-7555 duluthunderground.org New satellite theater of the Duluth Playhouse tucked in the basement of the Duluth Depot. All ages permitted; paid admission required for Tuesday night and weekend music; Monday night poetry reading is free. 46.786412,-92.101049&spn=0.010593,0.019269&t=m&z=14″>View Larger Map


Kom-on-Inn 332 N. 57th Ave. W. (218) 624-3385 West Duluth’s oldest drinking establishment, with the finest ambiance. Must be 21 or older; paid admission required.

Gopher Restaurant & Lounge

Gopher Restaurant & Lounge 402 N. Central Ave. (218) 624-9793 Spacious bar and restaurant in the heart of West Duluth with a basement hideout called the Gopher Hole for those offended by the music. Must be 21 or older; paid admission required.

Canal Park Brewing Co.

Canal Park Brewing Co. 300 Canal Park Drive (218) 464-4790 canalparkbrewery.com New restaurant and brewery in Canal Park. Must be 21 or older; free admission.

Reef Bar

Reef Bar 2002 London Road (218) 724-9845 Drinking establishment in eastern Duluth’s Endion neighborhood. Must be 21 or older; paid admission required.

Days and Venues

Homegrown: The History

Homegrown History 1990s: The Incubation Period By Paul Lundgren According to the abridged history of Homegrown, generally summarized in a single sentence every year in the festival’s Field Guide: Scott Lunt had five bands play at his 30th birthday party in 1998, then decided to hold a festival in 1999 called Homegrown. The full story,...