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Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth

Duluth's Homegrown Music FestivalSpring is officially here, and we’re beginning to feel the thaw. The warmer weather has us feeling excited in Duluth for all of the possibilities the warmth brings with it. On the horizon is one of the most exciting events of the year in Duluth; the Homegrown Music Festival.  If you’re looking for something to do this spring and foster a love of live music, this event is for you.  What began as a simple birthday party in 1999 has morphed into a much-anticipated music event that features 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists.  While you’re in town for this spectacular event, there’s no better place to stay than the A.G. Thomson House–consistently rated as one of the top Bed and Breakfasts in the state.  Book your room with us today!

Duluth’s Top Music Festival

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual celebration of rock & roll.  This year, it takes place from April 30 – May 7.  It wouldn’t be a party in Duluth with some great craft brew, but truly, it’s about the incredible music.  The festival spans 8 days and takes place at participating venues all over Duluth, MN and Superior, WI. There are a variety of ticket options, but at only $30, we think the weeklong wrist band is the best deal by far.  As a whole, the Homegrown Music Festival doesn’t focus on one specific genre of music, but rather showcases local talent from the Duluth / Superior area.  That means there really is something at this music festival for everyone.  Their complete schedule is online, but we’ve listed a few highlights below.

  • The Holy Hootenanners on April 30, at Teatro Zuccone.
  • Abe Curran and the Blue Rooster April 30, at The Blind Pig.
  • Duluth's Homegrown Music FestivalKat Fox on April 30, at Pizza Lucé.
  • Homegrown Poetry Showcase on May 1, at the Sacred Heart Music Center.
  • Homegrown Music Video Festival on May 1, at Zinema 2.
  • Todd Gremmels on May 2, at Vikre Distillery.
  • the Farsights and a Band Called Truman on May 2, at the Dubh Linn Irish Pub.
  • Rich Mattson & the Northstars on May 3, at Clyde Iron Works Main Stage.
  • the Slamming Doors on May 4, at The Spirit Room.
  • DJ Nola on May 4, at The Main Club.
  • RoofTop Fable on May 4, at Thirsty Pagan Brewing.
  • Nordic Angst and Lowland Lakers on May 5, at Teatro Zuccone.
  • The Confused Brothers Band on May 5, at Blacklist Artisan Ales.
  • The Little Black Books on May 5, at Rex Bar at Fitgers.
  • The Dark Underbelly on May 5, at The Blind Pig.
  • Rock ‘N Run and the Homegrown Kickball Classic will be at The Chester Bowl on Saturday, May 6.
  • Gin Street on May 6, at Blacklist Artisan Ales
  • The Fiasco on May 6, at Red Herring Lounge

There are sometimes as many as 15 bands playing at different locations each day.  It’d be impossible to list all of the wonderful artists coming to the Homegrown Music Festival this year, but we assure you it’s worth the trip!  There’s no better way to experience Duluth like a local than to come join the locals at one of their favorite festivals of the year.  As you make your plans, be sure to include the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast as your top choice for lodging.  You won’t find any better accommodations in the Duluth area.  Book your stay with us today!

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