The glamour of big crowds, long nights and sloppy hugs were missing, but the Homegrown Music Festival virtually carried on. Here are a few select images from Instagram of the Homegrown that wasn’t, but sort of was.
Thirteen years ago today — May 1, 2007 — the Homegrown Music Festival partnered with Renegade Theater Company and 91.3 FM KUWS for an hour of radio sketch comedy and music. Featured here are several clips from the broadcast. The above segment is titled “Cowardly Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast.”
During Dance Attic’s Virtual Homegrown show, festival founder Scott “Starfire” Lunt wandered into the yard to sing along on a few Homegrown favorites. You can find the whole Dance Attic outdoor set at this link.
Available now for free download on Bandcamp, 20 tracks of local rawk and/or roll selected by former Homegrown Board President Margie Nelson.
StayHomegrown continues with the annual poetry showcase, this year from safe distances. The poets are Tina Higgins Wussow, Jayson Iwen, Crystal Detelfsen, Sonofmel, Scott Knight Kite, Liz Minette, Shelley Getten, Laura Sellner, John Herold, Lucas Dietsche and Brooke Zarn.
Happy StayHomegrown. This week, as in past years, we will be displaying banner photos related to Homegrown at the top of the page. (Those of you looking at PDD on a smartphone, by the way, will not see photo banners at the top of pages. They clutter things up too much on the tiny screens.)
If you’re a fan of film or an aspiring filmmaker, here’s a quick list of festivals in the area you can get involved in by attending or submitting your work. Each has a different focus and flavor, but for those interested in the art of filmmaking, there are opportunities for involvement at many of levels beyond being an audience member.
The 20th Homegrown Kickball Classic had the sides of the Friday Rawkers and the Saturday Rollers right back where they were two decades ago when the competition started, tied up. Friday mustered a comeback 4-3 win over Saturday to tie the overall series at 10 games apiece. Friday had ripped off three straight wins before losing in 2018, allowing Saturday the bragging rights for a year with a one-game series lead.