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Homegrown Music Festival 2017 Primer

If this isn’t your 19th time attending the Homegrown Music Festival, here are some links that might be helpful:

Homegrown website
Homegrown schedule
PDD Chicken App schedule for smartphones
Homegrown Facebook page
Homegrown Twitter page
Seasons 1-4 of Seth Langreck’s Duluth Band Profiles

Admission wristbands are $30 for the full eight days of music, but there are also many free-admission events.

There are 199 bands on the schedule. A 100-page Field Guide is available to help navigate the festival. Pick one up at any Homegrown venue or various random locations.

The hashtag for this year is #hgmf17. The same hashtag applies for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, etc.

This is the first Homegrown in which a ridesharing service is available. The Lyft app has been functioning in Duluth since April 27.

The Homegrown Chicken Shack is at 120 W. Superior St. this year. The hours of operation are:

  • Sunday – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday – 4 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 4 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 4 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – 4 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – 4 to 8:30 p.m.

There are six schedule changes to report:

  • Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Boreal Forest will play at Blind Pig in the slot originally booked for Kat Fox.
  • Sunday at 10 p.m. Kat Fox will play at Pizza Lucé in the slot originally booked for Boreal Forest.
  • Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. – The Homegrown Music Video Festival will be screened at Teatro Zuccone instead of its traditional venue, Zinema 2.
  • Tuesday at 6 p.m. – Sing! A Women’s Chorus will perform at Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake instead of the originally scheduled location, Bent Paddle Brewing.
  • Tuesday at 6 p.m. – Jen West will perform at Bent Paddle in the slot vacated by Sing!
  • Thursday at 10:15 p.m. – Lion or Gazelle will perform at the Cedar Lounge, replacing Nat Harvie.

KUMD 103.3 FM will hold its usual “Live from Studio A” sessions with Homegrown bands. Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday, 2 p.m. – Silverback Colony (not the whole band, something stripped down)
  • Tuesday, 1 p.m. – Sing! A Women’s Chorus (10-12 members)
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m. – Actual Wolf
  • Wednesday, 2 p.m. – Hannah Rey
  • Thursday, 2 p.m. – Black Diary
  • Friday, 1 p.m. – Jacob Mahon

The Duluth Electric Fetus store will host six in-store performances during the week. Here’s that schedule:

  • Tuesday, 2 p.m. – Tobin Dack
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m. – Aimee Tischer
  • Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. – Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners
  • Thursday, 1 p.m. – Bryan James Gatten
  • Thursday, 2 p.m. – Average Mammels
  • Friday, 3 p.m. – Aurora Baer

Homegrown banners are running across the top of PDD. Or they will be once someone wakes up who has the tech skills to make that switch. You can continue to submit them throughout the week to banners @ perfectduluthday.com. Please follow the banner submission guidelines.

The Duluth Art Institute is again partnering with Homegrown to present a two-part photo exhibit. Part one is a showcase of photos from previous Homegrowns curated by Kip Praslowicz. The exhibit’s opening reception is at the Red Herring Lounge on Monday, May 1, 5 p.m. Anyone can pick up one of the DAI’s disposable cameras at the opening to document the festival and turn in their cameras during Saturday’s kickball game at Chester Bowl. From there the film will be developed and put on display at the Red Herring on May 10.

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