Superior lives up to its name during Homegrown. From the Slamming Doors at the Spirit Room to Teague Alexy & Erik Berry at the Thirsty Pagan, it’ll be an impressive scene.

For the first time ever, a trolley will circle through Superior venues, helping to close the gap on the three-quarter mile stretch between the Cedar Lounge and the Main Club. Riders will be entertained by the likes of King J-Lar and Hanna Cesario from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Cedar Lounge, by the way, is making its Homegrown debut with a lineup of powerful performers. First up is Markus J. Dandy and the Complete Lack Thereof with his self-described avant-garde angry Americana. Next, glam rocker Venus de Mars performs a solo acoustic set. She hopes to have new songs ready that touch on the changing socio-political landscape, particularly from the trans-LGBTQ perspective.

“My usual love, or broken-love songs seem mundane and of no use,” says de Mars. “Suddenly we find ourselves now moving backward so stunningly fast … I am focused on not forgetting where we are and where we’ve come from with all of my art now — and especially with my performances.”

Appropriately enough, Nat Harvie finishes out the night at the Cedar. Post-glam subsequent to glam.

The biggest show of the night is at the Main Club, headlined by Dirty Horse and Big Wave Dave and the Ripples.

For those reluctant to cross into Cheeseland, Dan Dresser, Starling of Athens and the Fontanelles will be rocking the Reef.

The Spirit Room

6:30pm Adam Sippola

7:30pm Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo

8:30pm The Slamming Doors


DTA Trolley

8pm King J Lar

9pm Hanna Cesario


Cedar Lounge

8:15pm Markus J. Dandy and the Complete Lack Thereof

9:15pm Venus de Mars

10:15pm Lion or Gazelle


The Main Club

9pm Raw Space

10pm DJ Nola

11pm Dirty Horse

12am Big Wave Dave and the Ripples


Thirsty Pagan Brewing

8:45pm Teague Alexy & Erik Berry

9:45pm RoofTop Fable

10:45pm Honest Maude

11:45pm The True Malarkey


Reef Bar

10pm Dan Dresser

11pm Starling of Athens

12am The Fontanelles