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Tune in as we celebrate the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, happening April 28-May 5. 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.This Homegrown Week on The North 103.3 is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Homegrown Music Festival 2024 Day 4

On Day 4 of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival fans got warmer temps and break from rain for Westside Wednesday. The Western Wear dress-up theme was by far the most popular to date, with cowboy hats and fringe spotted all over West Duluth as patrons walked between the closely-clustered venues. It was even warm enough for busking, and a group did just that outside of Wussow's before Coyote kicked off the night.

Four musicians play string instruments in a parking lot with a tip jar in front of them.
Christine Dean
Busking musicians outside of Wussow's

On the internet, this year's running bit, about musician Tyler Scouton being mistakenly referred to as Tyler Scotum (see Day 3), continued; hip-hop artist C-Silence (aka Chad Brown) even found time to write, record, and release a track about it.

With Wussow's the lone venue hosting music at the start of the night, it was quickly at capacity, with a one-in-one-out policy in force for Coyote's show. The group's set included a few new songs, and there was an emotional moment when they played "God," a song written for another Jerree Small project, Southwire; it felt like a sweet homage to that group's Ben Larson, who recently passed away unexpectedly.

View from the side of a stage at the audience looking up at the stage and applauding.
Billie Jo Laitinen
Audience at the Coyote show at Wussow's

Across the street, the West Theatre was better able to accommodate the number of music lovers who came out for Day 4. The venue remained nearly full throughout sets by Horse Fzce, Israel Malachi Orchestra, and Father Hennepin.

A woman onstage playing an acoustic guitar
Billie Jo Laitinen
Heather Surla of Horse Fzce
A DJ behind his gear with his hands over the headphones he's wearing
Billie Jo Laitinen
Jesse Jaze performs at Wussow's
A man in the foreground singing into a microphone and playing electric guitar with a man out of focus in the background playing a keyboard.
Lexi Hausmann
The Repairmen perform at Gopher Lounge
A band on a theater stage seen from behind the crowd. They are bathed in red, orange, and purple stage lights.
Christine Dean
Israel Malachi Orchestra performs at The West Theatre
A seated man playing accordion and a woman standing playing guitar, both singing into microphones. In the foreground there's a kick drum and cymbal plus a music stand that says SOLKELA on it.
Christine Dean
Berserk Blondes perform at Kom-on-Inn
A crowd packed into a bar seen from the side all looking to the left of the frame.
Lexi Hausmann
Audience for Berserk Blondes at Kom-on-Inn
A woman in goth makeup and clothing leans her head back while standing in front of a microphone while a man plays guitar to her left.
Billie Jo Laitinen
God's Holy Blood at Wussow's
A woman stands behind DJ equipment wearing headphones and with one hand on a fader. Her tank top says Freak 0
Lexi Hausmann
DJ Nola performs at Gopher Lounge
A man wearing a helmet, a white shirt with a black tunic over it, and white gloves holds a microphone to his mouth and has one hand on the electronic equipment in front of him.
Lexi Hausmann
Flip Arkulary performs at Mr. D's
A band performs on a the stage of a theater.
Billie Laitinen
Father Hennepin performs at the West Theatre
A band performs on a stage
Christine Dean
Austin Castle performs at the Kom-On-Inn
In a crowded and dimly lit room a man stands on stage singing into a microphone
Christine Dean
Salty Dog secret show in the former Gichi Gami Apothecary space
View looking over a crowd packed tightly into a bar. In the foreground a pair of hands makes the devil horns gesture.
Lexi Hausmann
Audience at the Wolf Blood show at Gopher Lounge
A woman in the foreground plays trumpet. Behind her a seated man can be seen from the shoulders up and a man playing guitar is out of focus in the background.
Lex Hausmann
Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners perform at Mr. D's
A band on stage as seen over the heads of the audience
Christine Dean
Ryan van Slooten
A man stands on stage near a microphone looking out into the audience through a haze of stage fog
Lexi Hausmann
Sadkin performs at Mr. D's

Coming up:

Unofficial Homegrown event SoupB4Supe happens at 2104 E. Superior Street with music starting at 5:15. Dance Attic, Theory of Light, The Bitter Spills, and L I E F H I N K E L perform.

All of the action takes place in Superior tonight; there will be a trolley carrying patrons between venues from 7pm-1am.

Tonight's dress-up theme is Thrifty Thursday, a perfect excuse to wear your favorite thrift-store finds.

Coverage of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Christine is The North 103.3's Music Director, a host of Music Through the Day, and the producer of Live from Studio A. One of her favorite things about her job is the opportunity to share music from the Twin Ports’ many talented local artists. In her spare time she takes full of advantage of Duluth’s outdoors opportunities.
Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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