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Homegrown Music Festival 2018 Primer

If you’ve been living under a chicken you might not know Duluth’s 20th annual Homegrown Music Festival is upon us. There is a 108-page Homegrown Field Guide available at locations all over town with the details. Updates and peripheral tidbits can be found below.

Homegrown website
Homegrown schedule
Homegrown Facebook page
Homegrown Twitter page
Seasons 1-5 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 194 bands on the schedule. Numerous things have changed since the Field Guide was published. The online schedule is up to date, but if you are following the Field Guide be aware of the changes noted below.

Sunday
Noon – Children’s Music Showcase at Great Lakes Aquarium (all shows previously scheduled at Duluth Children’s Museum will be held outside the aquarium at the originally scheduled times)

Monday
6:45 p.m. at NorShor Theater mezzanine: Goat Hill Quartet (added to schedule)
9 p.m. at Sir Benedict’s: Raw Space (replacing Amy Hzl)

Tuesday
7 p.m. at Bent Paddle: Beyondbliss (incorrectly listed at 6:30 p.m. in Field Guide)

Friday
9:30 p.m. at Blacklist: Lion or Gazelle (replacing Raw Space)
9 p.m. on DTA Trolley: Al Church (replacing Mel Annala)

Saturday
8 p.m. at Beaner’s: Mel Annala (replacing Lion or Gazelle)
10 p.m. at Pizza Lucé: Amy Hzl (replacing Low Forms)
10:30 p.m. at Blacklist: The Great Unwilling (replacing the Electric Witch)

Also, the DTA Trolley will follow a different route than indicated in the Field Guide due to construction on West Superior Street. It’ll swing up to First Street, but still deliver passengers to R.T. Quinlan’s via Michigan St. Don’t panic.

The hashtag for this year is #hgmf18. The same hashtag applies for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, etc.

The Homegrown Chicken Shack is at 20 W. First St. this year. The hours of operation are 4 to 8:30 p.m. throughout festival week.

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

Monday 4/30 at 2 p.m. – Nudecolors
Tuesday 5/1 at noon – Boreal Forest
Tuesday 5/1 at 2 p.m. – The Old Smugglers
Wednesday 5/2 at 2 p.m. – The Fonatanelles
Wednesday 5/2 at 6:15 p.m. – The Latelys
Thursday 5/3 at 2 p.m. – Amy Abts
Friday 5/4 at 2 p.m. – Ingeborg von Agassiz

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

Homegrown photo banners will start running across the top of PDD at some point today. You can continue to submit them throughout the week to banners @ perfectduluthday.com. Please follow the banner submission guidelines.

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Paul Lundgren

about 3 weeks ago

This just in via news release from Solve Entertainment:

AVR & Projection Artist Daniel Benoit Brings Massive Projection Mapping to Homegrown HART District Businesses Collaborate To Cover Blacklist Brewery With Digital Art Duluth, MN: Friday and Saturday May 4th and 5th projection artist Daniel Benoit and Audio Video Resources will be projection mapping Homegrown inspired visuals onto the 120e Superior Street building. Projection mapping is a technique that allows for video and images to be precisely projected onto specific features of 3d surfaces or “mapped” to the architecture of the building. The exterior of the 120e building will be illuminated by 16,000 lumens of digital art during the final weekend of Homegrown. This project is a collaboration between Audio Visual Resources, Blacklist Brewery, Solve Entertainment, Titanium Partners, and Interstate Parking. Audio Visual Resources has donated cutting edge laser projectors and the resources to bring stunning large scale public art to life for Homegrown. Of the collaboration between Duluth’s businesses, Daniel Benoit said, “It’s exciting to see Duluth’s business community coming together to support innovative creative projects. I’m looking forward to participating in the magic of Homegrown and adding an extra bit of wonder to the weekend.” The projected imagery will consist of Homegrown inspired artwork, animations based on Blacklist’s beer designs, and artwork from several of the bands playing at Blacklist. Audio Visual Resources provides audio and video services for local events, including the AV production for Duluth’s Movies in the Park series. AVR is enthusiastic about providing AV solutions for our arts community, creating opportunities for innovation, and bringing a higher level of creativity to the event production landscape in Duluth. They have donated time, labor, and equipment to make this installation possible. Projection artist Daniel Benoit moved to Duluth 2 years ago after working in Minneapolis in experimental theatre. He has since taken the position as technical director for Solve Entertainment and continues to work as a freelance designer for theatre and events.

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