Superior steals the spotlight on Thursday as the Spirit Room kicks the night off with Morrow’s upbeat pop rock. The tunes continue a half mile away at the Main Club, then work their way just beyond the north end of Tower Avenue.
The DTA trolley will transport music lovers around Soup Town, traversing a loop connecting four music venues.
Izzy’s BBQ Lounge & Grill is a new Homegrown venue this year. The show there will be a wild bill, ranging from experimental robot anthems to driving rock-and-roll.
Manager Mark Wines says Izzy’s has a great stage and is excited for Homegrown to use it.
“We have been working hard to bring music back to Superior,” Wines says.
One of Duluth’s most enthusiastic and well-seasoned musicians, Todd Gremmels, performs at the Cedar Lounge.
“It’s been surprising to see the growth of Homegrown and the way people embrace it,” Gremmels says. “It’s a great thing for the community. It’s just amazing — all the people and all the talent!!!”
Those unwilling to traverse the harbor can count on the Reef for a rockin’ lineup that includes Markus J. Dandy & the Complete Lack Thereof, Portrait of a Drowned Man, The Fiasco, and the Bottle Jockeys.