Duluth has a great reputation for outdoor activities, great beer, and a fantastic cultural vibe. Duluth is a surprising travel destination, suited to a wide variety of festivals, events, and visitors. Coming up this spring is the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, which started in 1999 as a birthday celebration filled with music and beer. Since then, it has become a much anticipated annual event and celebration in the Twin Ports area. Local artists can be found at various venues throughout the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior throughout this incredible music festival, and it’s but one of the many great things to enjoy when you stay with us at the A. G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast in Duluth.
Duluth’s Premiere Music Festival
This year’s Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth will take place from April 29 – May 6, 2018, and will feature over 200 local artists. That’s a tremendous change from the festival’s earliest days, where it was just 5 acts performing for a small group. For these 8 musical days, an eclectic mix of “Rawk and/or Roll” will be pumped out from music venues around the city. The 2018 lineup hasn’t been released yet, but will be soon.
As in previous years, wristbands will be available for the entire festival, or just weekends, and will allow you to move freely between venues. In addition to that, the Homegrown Trolley will be providing free transportation to the various venues around the area on the weekends. If you miss it, don’t worry; many music venues are within easy walking distance from one another. There’s also a photo show during the Homegrown Music Festival, which is open for photographs dealing with musicians from the Duluth/Superior area, and the scene that happens around them. Submissions for this are still being accepted, up until April 1, 2018.
Explore Duluth’s Music Scene
The Homegrown Music Festival isn’t the only musically oriented event happening in Duluth this spring. The Duluth Dylan Fest will take place throughout the week of May 19 – 27, 2018. This event, which pays homage to North Shore-born Bob Dylan, features an Art Show, a bus tour in Hibbing where he was raised, poetry, a singer/songwriter contest, and plenty of great music. Here are 5 other great sites Dylan fans should see while here.
Luckily, if you are visiting Duluth and looking for music and entertainment, you do not have to wait for a music festival. Each weekend throughout the city, you will find local and regional bands playing at venues like Blackwater Lounge, Fitger’s Brewhouse, Blackwoods Grill & Bar, Sir Benedict’s Tavern, and so many more! Check out Twin Ports Nightlife for an array of entertainment options to enjoy.
While you’re in town for these great music festivals, stay in luxury at Duluth’s top Bed and Breakfast. Make your reservation at the AG Thomson House Duluth Bed and Breakfast today, and look forward to a luxurious experience along the shores of Lake Superior!