2019 Volunteer Spotlight – Jenna Aldrich


Jenna has been a Homegrown volunteer for “at least 5 years!”  She loves Saturday night the best because it’s just jam packed with bands and venues. You will find Jenna at the door during HGMF getting excited fans wristbanded and ready to rock!  Her very first year as a volunteer she got to work security for Trampled by Turtles and we all agree – that’s a pretty rad freshman assignment! Jenna always signs up with a group of friends and we love working with them all to find the day and time that works best for the group.  

Jenna’s pro-tip is to sign up to volunteer!  She says the staff is great at letting you know what to do if you are new to the festival.  It’s a great time and you get to feel like a part of it all. She also recommends getting yourself a wristband right away and ue the field guide to make your plan.  She reminds folks that you get a FREE weeklong wristband for volunteering!

Looking ahead to the 2019 festival, Jenna is pumped to see the Spin Collective and Big Wave Dave and the Ripples.  Her heart is already aching for those warm night walks up and town the street with friends taking in all the great Homegrown energy!

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2019 Volunteer Spotlight – Zachary Mattox


Zachary joined the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival volunteer team in 2018 because he enjoyed HG so much and wanted to be a part of the crew behind it.  In his first year as a volunteer Zach worked two shifts and we saw him at out rocking at the venues every night!

Zach’s pro-tip is to have the HGMF volunteers put your wristband on your ankle.

Zach loves every night of Homegrown but West Side Wednesday hold a special place in his heart because he loves out West – making it extra fun.   In fact his favorite ever Homegrown memory is from Westside Wednesday in 2017 when he ran into Bella Larson and the Scene Kids and enjoyed a little pre-game action in the new tour van.  Zach lent the band some camping gear so they would be all ready to rock their tour!

When you see Zach at the door this Homegrown give our buddy a big high five!  We are so lucky to have him on our team.

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