Duluth Homegrown wants your music vids

The deadline for virtual submissions of a single song are due March 26.

Gaelynn Lea performed at Clyde Iron Works during the 2018 Homegrown Music Festival. This year's festival will be held online. (2018 file / News Tribune)

Homegrown Music Festival is accepting virtual submissions through March 26 for the annual festival, its keepers announced during a live YouTube Q&A session.

Submissions should be a single video of a musical performance.

This year’s festival runs May 2-9 and will include a curated collection of the submitted videos available for viewing on the festival’s YouTube channel — in addition to links to longer pre-recorded sets, live streams and pop-up shows.

Applications are available at .

Festival directors are looking for content recorded within the past three years but expressed flexibility with the origin and quality. Audio-only videos will be accepted, as well as music videos.


Artists with both full band and solo work are invited to submit both to the festival.

Participating artists will be paid $75 for their work.

“We still want performers to be compensated,” director Melissa LaTour said in the video, which is still available for viewing on the festival’s Facebook page and on YouTube.

The festival directors are expecting pop-up Homegrown-related events will crop up — including a scavenger hunt that debuted in 2020, the first time in-person events were canceled because of the pandemic.

Questions can be sent to .

A smaller-than-normal amount of Homegrown Music Festival Field Guides are expected to be available in April, LaTour said.

Christa Lawler is a former reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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