Mayor Larson says Westside Wednesday is her favorite night of the fest because you can expect a comfortable atmosphere paired with great music. A slew of welcoming watering holes, such as Beaner’s, Mr. D’s, the Gopher Lounge and the Kom-on-Inn are partaking in the Homegrown Hump Day fun.

The evening beings in the Clyde Iron Works mezzanine with the Myers-Wilkins Elementary School World Beat Drummers. Then the music moves to Clyde’s main stage with the cosmic Americana of Rich Mattson & the Northstars.

Gaelynn Lea comes next. The songwriter and violinist has been touring a lot after winning the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert and being catapulted to fame. She’s hoping to have a few guests and new tunes ready for Homegrown but can’t guarantee it. She and her husband still call Duluth home but have been touring for months in Europe and throughout the United States. “All I know is that we are definitely looking forward to being back in Duluth,” she says.

Clyde Iron Works – Mezzanine

6pm World Beat Drummers

10:15pm Timothy Martin & the New Norm

11:15pm Duluth Dolls


Beaner’s Central

6:30pm Bella Larson and the Scene Kids

7:30pm G’narwhals

8:30pm The Conformist Party

9:30pm The Fabulous D-Bags


Clyde Iron Works – Main Stage

7pm Rich Mattson & the Northstars

8pm Gaelynn Lea

9pm The Social Disaster


Mr. D’s Bar & Grill

9:30pm Déjà vu Drifters

10:30pm Hannah Rey

11:30pm Father Hennepin

12:30am The Bottle Jockeys


Gopher Restaurant & Lounge

9:45pm A Winter Downpour

10:45pm Low Forms

11:45pm Lord Montague

12:45am Dad’s Acid



10:15pm Chase Down Blue

11:15pm Four Mile Portage

12:15am The Stephanie Longstreet Band