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Duluth Homegrown Music Festival coming to the University of Minnesota

Photo by John Hain, via Mary Bue on Facebook

For one night only, this Friday the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival will bring its “up north” vibes down to Minneapolis for an evening of music at the University of Minnesota’s Whole Music Club at Coffman Memorial Union. Performers will include Mary Bue, Dad’s Acid, Cherry Cola, and Unknown Creatures.

The annual Duluth Homegrown Festival started with ten bands in 1999, but has grown to encompass over 200 bands spanning eight days. It primarily showcases talent from the Duluth and Superior areas and spawns various spin-off events throughout the state.

Fittingly, the Minneapolis version of the show intersects Duluth talent with artists from the Twin Cities. Duluth acts include surf-punk group Dad’s Acid and folk-pop singer-songwriter Mary Bue, and the Twin Cities artists are young rockers Cherry Cola and rap collective Unknown Creatures. The night also features a collaborative performance from local hip-hop artist Botzy and NonFic and Strictly Hammers of Duluth.

The show is Friday, Oct. 9 and free for all University of Minnesota students, but $5 for the rest of the public. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.

Grace Birnstengel is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is the editor-in-chief of The Wake Student Magazine and also contributes to The Riveter Magazine and Stereogum. Find her on Twitter @grace__.