Veteran Duluth musicians Peter Knutson, Alex Piazza, Nathan Holte, Ned Netzel and Rio Daugherty formed Play Date in the sun and sand of Park Point last summer. The group has been holed up in biweekly rehearsals ever since polishing its “deliciously tasty” pop set list to perfection. Now it’s show time. The band played a few live tune-up gigs this past winter, all aiming toward Play Date’s Homegrown debut. “We are so excited to play Homegrown,” said Knutson. “We all keep the festival close to our hearts.” A three-song EP of original music is in the works, with an album to follow.

12am Sun 5/1 at Pizza Lucé