cask releaseCOCK-A-DOODLE-DOO!  The Chicken is now wide awake and beckoning you forth to come join in the debauchery/revelry/excitement that is the 15th annual Homegrown Music Festival!!!

The music part of the festival starts at 7:30 p.m. with a free all-ages Yester set 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 his speech/proclamation/toast and then  we’ll start pouring hempen ales like crazy,” says Brad Nelson of Star Creative, the marketing arm of Tycoons. Normally you would be warned not to drink more than a couple, but everything Sunday night is in walking distance. Go nuts.

Once drunk, you’ll have your first opportunity to exercise some Homegrown decision making. You can stay at Tycoons for Tangier 57, go to  Lucé for the new-band showcase (new projects, but from Duluth music staples like Ben Butter, Brian Ring, Steve Sola and various members of the Keep Aways and Dirty Horse), or head to Carmody for the pub quiz.


Sunday, April 28

Tycoons Alehouse

7pm Mayor’s Proclamation and Homegrown Hempen Ale Cask Release

9:30pm Tangier 57

10:30pm 500 Million Society

11:30pm American Rebels

Teatro Zuccone

7:30pm Yester

8:30pm The Cold Starts

9:30pm 3-2-1

Carmody Irish Pub

9pm Homegrown Pub Quiz

10:15pm Déjà vu Drifters

11:15pm Todd Gremmels

Pizza Lucé

10pm Punch the Driver

11pm Red Mountain

12am Wolf Blood