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Homegrown Music Festival Posts

Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Roll Night

Homegrown Kickball Classic: Saturday wins, leads series 10-9

Team Saturday celebrates its 2018 victory in the Homegrown Kickball Classic. The 5-2 win brought Saturday into a 10-9 overall series lead.

After losing nine of the past 10 games, the Saturday bands came back to beat Friday 5-2 in the 19th Homegrown Kickball Classic, pulling ahead in the overall series 10-9.

Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Rawk Night

Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Soup Town Night

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Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Westside Wednesday

Chris Monroe’s 2008 Homegrown Highlights

A little cartoon retrospective on the 2008 Homegrown Music Festival, drawn by Chris Monroe in 2008.

Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Canal Park Night

Making it Up North: Homegrown

WDSE-TV‘s series Making it Up North takes a look back at 20 years of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Ancillary Arts Night

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Instagrammed: Homegrown 2018 Opening Night

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.

Duluth Band Profile: Mint Vintage


Mint Vintage began after a chance encounter and a few jam sessions. As the band explains, it’s not about notoriety. It’s about being yourself. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig: 

May 5 at Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake during Homegrown Music Festival

Call for Homegrown photo banners

It’s time for our annual call for Homegrown banners for the top of the page. We’re looking for bands, friends, events, or general shenanigans. Keep in mind, the photos get cropped to extreme horizontal proportions. If you want to crop ’em yourself and send them, that’s fantastic, or you can send them uncropped and I’ll do my best to make them fit.

Click here for complete submission guidelines, but the basics are: 1135 pixels wide by 197 pixels high, e-mail them to [email protected]. We’ll get them in the rotation during the Homegrown Music Festival, starting this weekend.

2 Sleepy People – “Backstage”

 
Bands that were part of the first Homegrown Music Festival in 1999 tended to be long-running acts that played dozens if not hundreds of shows. Some recorded numerous albums, others put out just one album or at least a few scattered singles.

The exception is 2 Sleepy People, a short-lived act that is nonetheless remembered for stealing the show the one time it played Homegrown. Available above is a rare recording of the group, captured at the Shaky Ray Records studio in Duluth’s Hillside, one day before the very first Homegrown. The track was recorded by Mark Lindquist, who supplied it to Perfect Duluth Day for your pre-Homegrown 2018 nostalgia fix.

R.I.P. DJ Baby Judy.

Selective Focus: Ten Years of Homegrown Music Video Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Homegrown Music Festival and 10 years of the Homegrown Music Video Festival. Participants in the video fest are assigned a random song by a local band and usually have a few weeks to put together a video. Over the past ten years, there have been videos with found footage, lip-synced performances, dolls, puppets, pets, animation, just about anything goes.