DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) – Music to the ears of Northlanders.
Local artists will once again take the stage on Sunday May 1 as the Homegrown Music Festival returns for the first time in two years.
After canceling in 2020 and switching to a virtual event last year due to the pandemic, Homegrown Music Festival organizers are excited to bring artists back to the stage this year.
Organizer and performer Brianne Tepler said the event is more than just a festival, it’s a landmark for Northland. She said: ‘This event has become a party for arts people in the Twin Ports community and art lovers.
Over 40 venues in Duluth and Superior will host over 200 musicians from across Northland.
Rick McLean is one of them. He said being able to play in person again improves his performance.
McLean said: “There’s just something different about seeing someone’s reaction to a song or goofing off and making people laugh or reacting to the whole thing anyway is something that doesn’t may not be reproduced online.”
He will play at Carmody’s Irish Pub & Brewing on Superior Street. Their owner, Eddie Gleason, said events like Homegrown are vital to his business.
Gleason said, “For us, having live music in this house is everything to me. It’s more important than the beer we make. It’s more important than the drinks we serve.
A chance for businesses and artists to enjoy the sweet sounds of local music.
The first shows will begin after the mayor’s proclamation on Sunday, May 1.
If you want week-long access, a wristband costs $30, but you can also purchase a night pass.
This will be the 24th edition of the festival.
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