Homegrown Music Festival, a music and arts event that traditionally starts at the end of April around the Twin Ports, will be held online only this year, according to a news release from the organization.

"In the interest of public health and safety, Homegrown Music Festival has made the decision that any festival programming will be virtual for the 2021 year," according to director Melissa LaTour.

This includes the annual Homegrown Winter Fiasco, which is scheduled for Jan. 22.

The festival was canceled last year because of COVID-19.

The festival, now in its 23rd year, started as a birthday party for music scene regular Scott "Starfire" Lunt, whose alt country band Father Hennepin continues to play the event most years.