When Homegrown announced earlier this year that the festival would cancel due to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Kala got pro-active. Moira planned an entire scavenger hunt centered around social distancing in small familiar groups. There were several tasks that needed to be completed for points. The winning team was the team with the most points accumulated.
I participated in this game, and as festival director, it was so exciting to see so many participants eagerly planning their scavenger strategies. Tasks ranged from singing to running a mock Grandma’s Marathon (my personal favorite) to decorating a tree Homegrown style!
On July 24, I presented Kala with a one-of-a-kind “Unofficial Member” team jacket in exclusive royal blue, because the dedication to the festival was above and beyond anyone’s expectation. Kala, thank you for keeping us upbeat and positive in a very uncertain and sad time. Though we did not get to live through our 8 day festival as we know it, many of us got to experience fun with elements of Homegrown sprinkled throughout. You were definitely Homegrown’s 2020 MVP!
Veteran Homegrown artist Teague Alexy, and beloved Homegrown venue Bent Paddle Brewing Company (BPBC) are teaming up to help The Chicken!
In honor of what would have been this year’s Festiversary, BPBC is hosting a special virtual event. The live stream will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 with a “Family Jam” – a first ever video collection of songs played by BPBC staff! Then, from roughly 8-9 p.m. Teague Alexy will serenade us live from the tap room.
Viewers can donate to a special GoFundMe campaign for Teague; any proceeds over $450 will go directly to Homegrown.
The virtual show case that would have been hanging up at Blacklist Brewing Company. Ten photographers completed their submissions. Here’s the top rate for each photography plus a few extra that were rose to the top.
As many of you know, there will not be any public Homegrown events this year. With the hard work of everyone involved, we were able to create a virtual poetry showcase! Below is the video. Please enjoy.