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Duluth's weeklong Homegrown Music Festival begins Sunday

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The 18th Duluth Homegrown Music Festival kicks off Sunday with more than a week of live music performances around the city.

This annual music showcase began in 1999 when Scott "Starfire" Lunt threw a birthday party with about 10 local bands. The event has now grown to feature about 200 musical acts – all that have local ties, according to the event's website.

The festivities kickoff Sunday with kid-friendly music, and end May 8 with a bluegrass band show, the Duluth News Tribune says. But in between there are shows for everyone's taste in music, including rock, punk, folk, metal and art rock, among others, the paper says.

Aaron Brown, who writes the Minnesota Brown blog, calls Duluth's music scene a "workmanlike mishmash of many styles of music" – and that's just what this festival is, adding it's where "many up-and-coming bands are first noticed, and celebrated heroes come home to play."

The bands will perform at roughly 40 different venues throughout Duluth and Superior. See a full schedule of acts here.

If you plan to go

There are various ticket options – you buy a ticket and get a wristband, which allows you to travel from venue to venue to see as much live music as you'd like:

It's $30 for a wristband for the week, Homegrown wrote on Facebook. But there are also single-day options: It's $10 for a single-day weekday wristband, while a single-day wristband for Saturday and Sunday is $20.

You can buy them at any venue that requires paid admission – but it's cash only. Or you can pick up a wristband with cash or a credit/debit card at the Electric Fetus, the Facebook post notes.

The festival has shows that are open to both all ages and 21-plus.

There are fewer shows during the week and they tend to be more spread out in Duluth and Superior, according to the event's website.

On Friday and Saturday, there are more shows concentrated on venues near Superior Street in downtown Duluth. And there's a free bus – called the Homegrown Trolley – that runs up and down Superior Street so concertgoers can get between venues easier.

Not sure who to see? Duluth Homegrown insiders gave their picks for don't-miss shows to the Duluth News Tribune.

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