Festival-goers need only hop, skip and jump to witness all the ancillary arts. The photography, videography, and poetry take place along a one-block stretch on Superior Street. Trying to find street parking downtown can quickly sour a good vibe, however. Pro tip: Take advantage of the Historic Arts and Theater parking ramp by Fond-du-Luth Casino or the Sheraton Duluth Hotel ramp.
The opening reception for the Homegrown Photo Show starts at 5 p.m. Blacklist Artisan Ales hosts the display as well as half a dozen different musical acts.
The premiere of the 2018 Homegrown Music Video Festival happens at Zinema 2. The fest has a retrospective aspect this year. Some of the assigned songs will be from “legacy bands” that played the first couple of festival lineups.
The newly restored NorShor Theatre hosts the Homegrown Poetry Showcase at 7:30 p.m. It’s the first time the NorShor has served as a Homegrown venue since 2010. Coordinator Tina Higgins Wussow expects a packed house. Violinist Gaelynn Lea will again provide musical accompaniment for the roughly 30 poets.
The Rex has an offbeat lineup that ranges from experimental weirdo music to noise punk, dance music, and alt-country.