2024 Application Letters

Homegrown Applicants,

By now you are starting to see that acceptance and rejection letters are going out for the 2024 Festival.

On behalf of the whole Steering Committee I’d like to remind you not to get too discouraged if you don’t get accepted this year. It doesn’t mean that you will never get accepted, or that we don’t recognize your contributions and value to the local music scene.

To give you some perspective, we receive between 250 – 300 applications every year. This year we had 148 spots to fill. The band selection sub-committee (admittedly overseen by myself) has a very tough job in going through all the applications to put together a Festival that includes established acts, new acts and all types of music all while trying to get as many people involved as we can. I can assure you it’s not a guilt free job.

Please continue to do what you do, and apply again next year! Both the local music scene and the Festival depend on you keeping your heads up and your amps cranked!
If you ever have any questions about Festival operations please feel free to reach out to us through social media or our website www.DuluthHomeGrown.Org

Cory Jezierski
Duluth Homegrown Music Festival