Put on your party pants. On Friday night, there’s no holding back. Nearly 50 original acts — from the weird to the wild — have one unified mission. From Beaner’s in the west to Sir Ben’s in the east, Duluth is ready to rawk.

Soulful harmonies reign at the Sacred Heart Music Center with Black Diary, Emily Haavik and Friends, and Low. Haavik and Friends released their first album, You Were the City, late last year. Haavik is excited to be moving forward with her songwriting. “We spent so much of our time on the recording process last year, now that we finally have that sucker out we’re able to focus on some new material!”

R.T. Quinlan’s features a full set of hip hop. Legacy Glassworks has a rowdy roster of garage rock and hip hop. The Red Herring Lounge hosts a mishmash of genres, from punk rock to punk folk and post rock, topped off with the alt-country of Actual Wolf.

For the first time, Blacklist Artisan Ales is participating in Homegrown. The renovated Last Place on Earth head shop on Superior Street will host shows by Boku Frequency, the Confused Brothers Band and Supreme Rocka Hi-Fi.

Those traveling on Superior Street can hop the free trolley to speed the process and be serenaded by Paul Newberg and Sheila Wonders.

Medical Underground, the band that “won” Homegrown 2016 according to a highly scientific Perfect Duluth Day poll, plays the Barrel Room. “Our songs range from upbeat dance tunes to slow ballads. All with the element of something you’ll remember,” says Steve Hamlin.

Beaner’s Central

6pm Robot Rickshaw

7pm Strictly Hammers

8pm Mr. Kickass


Amazing Grace Bakery & Café

6:15pm Red Pine

7:15pm The Bill and Kate Isles Band

8:15pm Marquis Mark and the Very Mysterious


Teatro Zuccone

6:15pm Bill Bastian

7:15pm Nordic Angst

8:15pm Lowland Lakers


Sacred Heart Music Center

7pm Black Diary

8pm Emily Haavik and Friends

9pm Low


Legacy Glassworks

7:30pm Secret Badass

8:30pm Kryptic

9:30pm Renagade


Red Herring Lounge

7:30pm Songs of Shipwreck

8:30pm Pale in Comparison

9:30pm Portrait of a Drowned Man

10:30pm Actual Wolf


Blacklist Artisan Ales

8pm Aimee Tischer

9pm The Trash Cats

10pm Boku Frequency

11pm The Confused Brothers Band

12am Supreme Rokka Hi-Fi


DTA Trolley

8pm Paul Newberg

9pm Sheila Wonders


Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake

9pm Kaylee Matuszak

10pm Horse Fzce

11pm Kitschy Gloomy


R. T. Quinlan’s Saloon

9pm Willie Diction

10pm Eddiedition

11pm Dubz

12am Jaze


Rex Bar at Fitger’s

9pm Phantom Tails

10pm Heaven’s Gate Away Team

11pm Ball Slashers

12am The Little Black Books


The Blind Pig

9:30pm Israel

10:30pm Blackwater Tribe

11:30pm The Dark Underbelly


Dubh Linn Irish Pub

9:45pm The Riverside Bogstompers

10:45pm Virgil Caine Band

11:45pm Jaw Knee Vee


Barrel Room at Fitger’s Brewhouse

10:15pm Ryan Van Slooten

11:15pm Medical Underground

12:15am The Boomchucks


Pizza Lucé

10:30pm The Gentleman’s Anti-Temperance League

11:30pm Ingeborg von Agassiz

12:30am Black River Revue