trolleyWith 46 bands at 15 venues, the bad news is that you’ll inevitably miss something. The good news is that, unless you’re unreasonably picky, you’ll find something you like. Music starts at 6:15 p.m. at Beaner’s with Theft by Swindle and ends god-knows-when at god-knows-where with godknows-who. Highlights listed here are somewhat arbitrary, as there is just no way to refer to every act.

There’s one themed venue on Friday: synth night at R.T. Quinlan’s, where Bad Miranda, Duck Duck Punch and Bratwurst will all be utilizing synthesizers in very different, and potentially bizarre, ways.

Tycoons will feature a night of legends with Father Hennepin, Sexhawk and Crew Jones. Teatro houses the Bitter Spills, Jack Campbell & the Skeleton Keys and the Boomchucks.

Brad Nelson of the Boomchucks and Father Hennepin is one of the few musicians who has played every Homegrown. Ask him what the festival was like when no one
was Instagramming it and rock ’n’ roll hadn’t died.

Over at Pizza Lucé, Kritical Kontact will be playing its last show as members Jaze, Bliss and Legitimit focus on their solo work.

Make sure to hop on the trolley at some point for whatever impromptu acoustic performances are going on there. And keep your schedule open between about 2:30 a.m. and sunrise, as you will inevitably receive an after-bar invitation from a wreckless homeowner.


Friday, May 3

Beaner’s Central

6:15pm Theft by Swindle

7:15pm Jaze

8:15pm Strictly Hammers

Amazing Grace Bakery & Café

6:45pm The People Say Fox

7:45pm The Brothers Burn Mountain

8:45pm Golden

Teatro Zuccone

7pm The Bitter Spills

8pm Jack Campbell & the Skeleton Keys

9pm The Boomchucks

Legacy Glassworks

7:15pm Manheat

8:15pm Legitimit

9:15 La Foret

10:15pm Malec

Sir Benedict’s Tavern

9:30pm Drohm

10:30pm Danecdote

11:30pm Bill Reichelt

Spurs on First

9:30pm Loup-Garou

10:30pm Snöbarn

11:30pm Old Knifey and the Cutthroats

Twins Bar

9:45pm Low Forms

10:45pm Equal Xchange

11:45pm The Tisdales

Carmody Irish Pub

9:45pm The Blasphemists

10:45pm A Winter Downpour

11:45pm Uprising

Fitger’s Brewhouse

10pm Actual Wolf

11pm Black River Revue

12am Breanne Marie & the Front Porch Sinners

Lake Avenue Restaurant & Bar

10pm Lookdown Moon

11pm Dead End Friends

12am The Tico 3

Tycoons Alehouse

10:15pm Father Hennepin

11:15pm Sexhawk

12:15am Crew Jones

Roscoe’s Pioneer Bar

10:15pm Electric Graveyard Afterlife

11:15pm Dead Guys

12:15am Lorenzo’s Tractor

Red Star Lounge

10:15pm DJ Dyami Tsunami

11:15pm Thadi P

12:15am Supreme Rokka HiFi

R. T. Quinlan’s Saloon

10:30pm Bad Miranda

11:30pm Duck Duck Punch

12:30am Bratwurst

Pizza Lucé

10:30pm Bradical Boombox

11:30pm Kritical Kontact

12:30am Dirty Horse