Wednesday marks a few firsts for the Homegrown Music Festival. This year, Homegrowners must buy a full-week wristband in order to gain access to the Wednesday night show that features Trampled by Turtles. Before you turn into Homegroaners, just think of it as a buy-one-band-get-166-free sale. Keep in mind that admittance to this show is first-come, first-serve, and will reach capacity.

The upper-level of Clyde Iron Works will be used for Homegrown for the very first time, with an interesting mix of artists sharing the stage for late-night shows. Turtleheads should be sure to stick around, as the upstairs shows start just after TBT finishes up. Across town, R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon will be hosting an uncharacteristic weekday show, while the Red Star Lounge keeps the martini glasses rattling with endless DJ’ed beats.

Not ready to end your humpday yet? Festival director Walter Raschick wants to remind everyone that he and Homegrown’s steering committee openly encourage the unofficial happenings going on throughout the week — basement shows, mime troops, preserved-duck-egg eating contests and whatever other weirdo shenanigans ensue.

“People are not done partying at 1 a.m. when the music stops,” Raschick says. “We fully endorse any artist getting involved in whatever ways they can think of.”

Just don’t confuse the word “endorse” with the phrase “accept legal responsibility for.”

All events for Wednesday May 2, 2012

Clyde Iron Works – Banquet Room

Fitger’s Brewhouse

Clyde Iron Works – Upper Level

R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon

Red Star Lounge