Updated: May 07, 2021 05:02 PM
Created: May 03, 2021 08:30 PM
An unofficial start to summer entertainment kicked off in Duluth on May 2nd, but with the pandemic, the presentation had to be held virtually. The 2021 Homegrown Music Festival has the same enthusiasm and appreciation for the Northland's up-and-coming artists.
WDIO News invited some singers and groups to come to the studio to preform live during our newscast. Proper COVID-19 safety protocols were followed. On Wednesday, Wes Hadrich stopped to entertain Renee Passal and the WDIO News at Five viewers, and later in the day we heard from Woodblind.
The Homegrown Music Festival is an annual community celebration of the original and diverse music that Duluth and its surrounding communities has to offer. What started in 1999 with ten acts has grown into an eight-day community-wide local music, arts and cultural extravaganza.
In case you missed it, the Trash Cats joined us on Monday and Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners performed for our viewers on Tuesday.
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The Homegrown Music Festival will continue all through Sunday. You can watch streams of the performances at https://duluthhomegrown.org/2021-virtual-schedule/.
For the full performance schedule and information, visit Homegrown's webpage.
To bring some live elements into your homes, we're inviting some performers into the WDIO studios for on-air concerts. Monday night on WDIO News at Nine on MeTV, the Trash Cats joined us, and Tuesday night on WDIO News at Six, Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners performed!
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