Northland Hyped for Homegrown Music Festival

By KBJR News 1

Northland Hyped for Homegrown Music Festival

April 27, 2012 Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Homegrown Music Festival is a weeklong event celebrating the diverse music and art communities of The Twin Ports.

Now in its 14th year, the event has grown from a private party of 10 musical acts to more than 150 acts, performing at various locations throughout Duluth and Superior.

According to Christine Dean, Music Director for KUMD, and host of Live from Studio A, the event embodies the pride of the Northland musical community.

"I think it's a celebration of, 'hey, we're in this little town, up in the point of nowhere, and we don't care. We love our music scene, and we're creative, and we want to celebrate it. And, we want to have a party for a week every year. It's just such a great thing," said Dean.

Throughout next week, the Northland's NewsCenter will be going live from various Homegrown locations, speaking with various musicians and organizers of the festival.