April 30 – May 7, 2017

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of rawk and/or roll. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. Now it’s a complete bureaucracy, run by a volunteer steering committee and a board of directors, featuring 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists.
2017 Homegrown Mix by Jim Hall!

2017 Homegrown Mix by Jim Hall!

We just launched our 2017 Homegrown Mix with selections by this year’s curator Jim Hall! His picks include tracks from artists such as Woodblind, Teague Alexy, Gaelynn Lea and Charlie Parr. The album is available to download at a “Name Your Price” option. This amazing cover art is courtesy of Chris Monroe!...
We Want You! – Become a volunteer

We Want You! – Become a volunteer

WE WANT YOU! Homegrown Music Festival: April 30 – May 7, 2017. Become a volunteer! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 2017 Homegrown Music Festival is the area’s largest local music festival, and we are looking for volunteers in many areas! There are two types of volunteers that we are looking for. 1:...
Video Showcase! Filmmaker Registration Closed

Video Showcase! Filmmaker Registration Closed

Registration is closed for 2017
Homegrown Poetry Showcase! Sign up Now Open

Homegrown Poetry Showcase! Sign up Now Open

The Homegrown Poetry Showcase signup is now open. Please email homegrownpoetry@gmail.com by April 1st to register.
Homegrown Mixes Available Online!

Homegrown Mixes Available Online!

Visit the official Homegrown Bandcamp page and download this year’s Rawk and/or Roll mix curated by local icon, Christine Dean. While there, feel free to download any of the previous Homegrown compilations and consider passing on some appreciation money to help keep this series going! Click Here
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Homegrown Day 2

Homegrown Day 2

We have made it to day 2! Another night of action packed events to pick from. Tonight is the opening of the Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema, the amazing Homegrown Poetry Showcase and sprinkled with 15 great acts to pick from. Get out on the town and work your booty shaker! Monday, May 2...
Homegrown Day 1

Homegrown Day 1

We have an action packed first day of Homegrown! Be sure to stop down and try the Hempen Ale this year for the Mayors Proclamation to declare the start of the 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Sunday, May 1 Red Herring Lounge 2pm Children’s Music Showcase Teatro Zuccone 6pm Big Science 7pm Frances & Luke...
Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes

Below are changes to the schedule that were made after field guides were printed. The online schedules have been updated to reflect these changes: May 2 — 10:45pm is now Brain Bugs (Was Dad’s Acid) May 6 — 10:30pm is now Aurora Baer (Was Philip of Nazareth)
Chicken Shack Info

Chicken Shack Info

5 W Superior St ,Duluth, MN Chicken Shack Hours will be as follows: Friday April 29 — 1pm – 10pm Saturday April 30 — 11am – 10pm Sunday May 1 — 11am – 10pm Monday May 2 — 4pm – 8pm Tuesday May 3 — 4pm – 8pm Wednesday May 4 — 4pm – 6pm Thursday...
The Homegrown Kids Showcase

The Homegrown Kids Showcase

Come join us for the inaugural Homegrown Kids Showcase! This FREE event is open to kids of all ages, families and the young at heart. A fun filled afternoon of music, activities, dancing and family friendly partying! Sunday, May 1st. at The Red Herring Lounge 2-3 pm Terrence Smith and Friends 3-4 pm Robi Meyerson...
Tina Fox - Homegrown Volunteer Spotlight! 4/7

Tina Fox – Homegrown Volunteer Spotlight! 4/7

Name/Occupation: Tina Fox My occupation? Well, I have a few jobs, and my favorite one is being a Doula. Even though I don’t consider it a job, it is something that I am passionate about and love to do. Birthplace/place(s) you call home: I was born in the South near the Golf of Mexico, grew...
Ezra Bennett! - Volunteer Spotlight 3/30

Ezra Bennett! – Volunteer Spotlight 3/30

Name and occupation, describe what you do: Ezra Bennett. Kommissar of Coffee. Beanslinger. Java Lama. Senior roaster extraordinaire for Alakef and City Girl Coffee companies. How long have you volunteered at festivals and how long with Homegrown? I’ve been volunteering at music festivals in and off for the last twenty years. I started at Harmony...
2016 Homegrown Volunteer Spotlight - 3/18

2016 Homegrown Volunteer Spotlight – 3/18

Name/Occupation: Andre’a (un-DREY-uh)… or Dre’ (Drey), Monson. I play/work at a Preschool Hometown/Family: I was born in Duluth, moved to McGregor for high school with my mom and step-dad (Brenda and Tom,) then moved back. My dad and step-mom (Mike and Kim of The Fish Heads band are here in town.) I now live with...
2016 Homegrown Official Schedule

2016 Homegrown Official Schedule

Below is the official 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival schedule. You can also access it via a mobile device by CLICKING HERE. Sunday, May 1 Red Herring Lounge 2pm Children’s Music Showcase Teatro Zuccone 6pm Big Science 7pm Frances & Luke 8pm Adam Sippola Tycoons Alehouse 7:15pm Mayor’s Proclamation and Homegrown Hempen Ale Cask Release...
2016 Homegrown Mix by Jason Wussow

2016 Homegrown Mix by Jason Wussow

We just launched our 2016 Homegrown Mix with selections by this year’s curator Jason Wussow of Beaner’s Central! His picks include tracks from current artists such as Ingeborg von Agassiz, Rick McLean, Space Carpet and Phillip of Nazareth to classic Duluth acts like The Black Labels and Lew Orsoni Trio. The album is available to...
2016 Homegrown Mix by Jason Wussow

2016 Homegrown Mix by Jason Wussow

We just launched our 2016 Homegrown Mix with selections by this year’s curator Jason Wussow of Beaner’s Central! His picks include tracks from current artists such as Ingeborg von Agassiz, Rick McLean, Space Carpet and Phillip of Nazareth to classic Duluth acts like The Black Labels and Lew Orsoni Trio. The album is available to...
The Homegrown Twin Cities Invasion

The Homegrown Twin Cities Invasion

The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival will be taking over The Turf Club on Saturday April 23rd. We will be brining a taste of what the northland has to offer The doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9pm. $8 at the door. Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank The Social Animals Superior Siren Al Chruch...