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Tune in as we celebrate the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, happening May 1-8. We have you covered with daily Live From Studio A sessions featuring Homegrown rawk and/or rollers, festival highlights from local music experts, and daily photo and blog posts.Like and follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be in the know for Homegrown and be sure to catch all of our Homegrown related content below! LIVE FROM STUDIO A SESSIONSMonday, May 2 at 2pm | Robin Hood was RightTuesday, May 3 at 2pm | Alberto del ToroWednesday, May 4 at 1pm | Emma JeanneThursday, May 5 at 2:30pm | MorningBirdFriday, May 6 at 2 pm | The Field BirdsTHE LOCALWednesday, May 4 at 6pm | Lanue interviewThis Homegrown Week on The North 103.3 is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Homegrown Music Festival 2022: Day 5

Day 5 of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival was Souptown Night, focusing on venues in Superior, Wisconsin and then, as usual, circling back to The Reef Bar in Duluth to close out the night.

Superior Mayor Jim Paine at Homegrown 2022
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Superior Mayor Jim Paine at Earth Rider Brewery Festival Grounds

Four Mile Portage was already underway at Empire Coffee when Superior Mayor Jim Paine read a Homegrown proclamation to get things started at the Earth Rider Brewery Festival Grounds. Janie & the Spokes took the stage immediately after.

Janie and the Spokes at Homegrown 2022
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Janie and the Spokes at Earth Rider

Although the chilly temps made it tough to both stay warm and follow the night's dress-up theme, Thursday Trip to the Tropics, many Homegrown participants dressed the part, with flowered shirts and leis scattered through the crowds.

Thursday Trip to the Tropics participants at Homegrown 2022
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Alchemie Dance
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Alchemie Dance at Empire Coffee

Lioness was the first act of the night at a packed Cedar Lounge. Guitarist Bella Hanson and mother and daughter Jane and Inga Aleckson harmonized their way through originals and covers like Labelle's "Lady Marmalade."

Lioness at Homegrown 2022
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Lioness at the Cedar Lounge

Sarah Krueger, looking both warm and stylish in a long quilted coat, performed songs from her two Lanue albums with a full band that included what she jokingly referred to in her interview on The North 103.3's The Local program as "relics" of Duluth's music scene. It was a treat for longtime Duluth music fans to see former Low bassist Matt Livingston on saxophone and Sean Elmquist and Ben Larson of beloved groups Crew Jones and Southwire backing her. Larson even picked up the mic to add some rap verses to “Nothing Hurts Me", and “What’s It Gonna Be Child.”

Lanue at Homegrown 2022
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Lanue at Earth Rider

Meanwhile, Jerree Small was performing a set on the DTA Trolley carrying patrons between venues all evening, accompanied at first by just Jamie Ness. Clancy Ward hopped on at the Spirit Room to add fiddle, Tom Maloney of Four Mile Portage came aboard to add trumpet for a song, and former Mayor Don Ness' child Leo joined in with a hand drum. "Have you ever played on a trolley before?" asked her uncle Jamie. "I've never played anywhere before," Leo replied.

New Salty Dog on the Trolley Ho
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New Salty Dog on the Trolley

New Salty Dog was next, with Teague Alexy and Boss Mama Colleen Myhre joining in on the party on wheels.

The Adjustments at Cedar Lounge
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The Adjustments at the Cedar Lounge

The Cedar Lounge remained a tight squeeze for the Adjustments; a good crowd was also gathered at Izzy's BBQ Lounge and Grill for Dance Attic followed by MorningBird and The Slamming Doors.

MorningBird at Homegrown 2022
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MorningBird at Izzys BBQ Lounge

Woodblind brought a full crew for their second show of Homegrown, at the Main Club.

Woodblind at Homegrown 2022
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Woodblind at the Main Club

The evening ended at the Reef Bar in Duluth with local stalwarts Boku Frequency, who can always be counted on to lay down a solid blues-rock groove.

Boku Frequency at Homegrown 2022
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Boku Frequency at the Reef Bar

Coming up Friday:

Kat Fox, who was supposed to play on the Trolley at 9pm tonight and with her band Honeydick on Saturday, announced she had to bow out due to illness.

Tonight's sets stretch from the Owl's Club (a first-time venue) to Wussow's in West Duluth; the DTA Trolley will be connecting the downtown Duluth venues.