Duluth’s 22nd annual Homegrown Music Festival is basically cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not really. Call it Virtual Homegrown. Fake Homegrown. StayHomegrown. There are no public events, but the beat goes on via the internet and other media.
The celebration of Duluth’s music scene runs April 26 to May 3. Follow #hgmf2020 on social media and stay tuned as the details emerge. It’s kind of an unplanned mess.
The Unofficial Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Scavenger Hunt begins Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m. Declare a team on the Facebook event page, view the list of tasks and their point values, then pursue victory.
Andrea Swensson from The Local Show and Brittany Lind from The Duluth Local Show are teaming up for three straight hours of Duluth music on the Current. Tune in on Sunday, April 26, at 6 p.m. to 94.1 or 104.3 FM.
Duluth Coffee Company is presenting live music throughout the week via Instagram.
Duluth Coffee Company Homegrown Live Stream Schedule
Monday, April 27 at 11 a.m. – Charlie Parr
Tuesday, April 28 at 9 a.m. – Actual Wolf
Wednesday, April 29 at noon – Teague Alexy
Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. – Actual Wolf
Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m. – Ingeborg von Agassiz
KUMD 103.3 FM is planning virtual Live from Studio A sessions for throughout the week. The sessions will feature prerecorded live performances recorded through the internet, except for the One Less Guest session, which will include tracks from the band’s new album.
KUMD Virtual Live from Studio A Schedule
Monday, April 27, 2 p.m. – Dance Attic
Tuesday, April 28, 2 p.m. – One Less Guest
Wednesday, April 29, 2 p.m. – Black River Revue
Friday, May 1, 2 p.m. – Dave Mehling
The Homegrown Poetry Showcase will be available via YouTube on Monday, April 27.
The Homegrown Music Video Showcase will be available on Perfect Duluth Day at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.
In conjunction with Rich Narum’s annual “SoupB4Supe” event, there will be three YouTube livestream performances.
SoupB4Supe Thursday Schedule
6 p.m. – Rick McLean
6:45 p.m. – Jerree Small
7:20 p.m. – Canine Country
Theresa Williams is performing “The Show You Would Have Seen” on Facebook on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.
WDSE-TV will broadcast a block of Homegrown Music on Friday, May 1, starting at 10 p.m. on broadcast channel 8.2.
WDSE-TV May 1 Schedule
10 p.m. – Making it Up North: Duluth Homegrown
10:30 p.m. – The PlayList: Homegrown 2014 at Clyde Iron Works with Actual Wolf, Southwire, and the Black-eyed Snakes & Charlie Parr
11:30 p.m. – The PlayList Presents Marathon featuring Mama’s Stolen Horses, Jaygee, Superior Siren, Life Parade, Ingeborg Von Agassiz, Seyi Oyinloye, One Less Guest, NorShore Summit and Cory Coffman
12:30 a.m. – The PlayList: Homegrown 2012 at the Sports Garden with Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank
On Saturday, May 2, Breanne Marie will perform at 6 p.m. via Facebook Live.
The Homegrown Photo Showcase will be available on the Homegrown website after 6 p.m. Saturday.
To read about all the things that were originally planned for the festival, check out the PDF of the 2020 Homegrown Field Guide, which was never sent to press.
As usual, Homegrown photo banners are running across the top of PDD during festival week. You can continue to submit them throughout the week to banners @ perfectduluthday.com. Please follow the banner submission guidelines. (And if you are looking at PDD on a smartphone you won’t see the photo banners because it would be too cluttered on a tiny screen.)
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