Homegrown ‘invades’ Iron Range this Friday

HG-logoDuluth’s Homegrown Music Festival has developed into one of the state’s biggest cultural events of the year. This Friday, the second annual Homegrown “Iron Range Invasion” takes place in Virginia, Minnesota.

The event features nine Duluth and Iron Range bands at three venues throughout the Queen City of the Iron Range.

Here’s the announcement from Homegrown:

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is celebrating it’s 18th anniversary by going on the road and taking over three great venues in Virginia, MN. This northern adventure features 9 bands for the amazing price of Absolutely Free!

Friday, April 1st

218 Taphouse / The Shop Coffeehouse
Horse Face (8pm)
Brothers Burn Mountain (9pm)
Wood Blind (10pm)

Pauly G’s
Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners (8:30pm)
The Adjustments (9:30pm)
Lazer Bear (10:30pm)

Tommy’s Rainy Lake Saloon & Deli
Hobo Revival (9pm)
Crazy Neighbors (10pm)
Christopher David Hanson Band (11pm)

Homegrown is also organizing a Twin Cities Invasion on Saturday, April 23 at the Turf Club in Minneapolis. Bands include the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, The Social Animals, Superior Siren, and Al Church.

The big event — a full week of constant live music in Duluth, Minnesota — will happen May 1-8 at venues throughout the Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas. You can see the full schedule here.

Homegrown describes itself thusly:

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of rawk and/or roll. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. Now it’s a complete bureaucracy, run by a volunteer steering committee and a board of directors, featuring 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists.

Homegrown is the single best way to understand the growing, unique music scene of Duluth, Minnesota. For a small regional center like Duluth, this scene is diverse and interesting. My own traveling Great Northern Radio Show relies heavily on the availability of fantastic local acts.

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