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Homegrown Music Festival ticket prices – yeah #HGMF16 go Truman!

So what’s the deal with Homegrown Music Festival ticket prices as it relates to Truman, you ask?

In past years, you haven’t needed a Homegrown wristband/ticket to see Truman. You will this year.

So here’s a quick ticket breakdown if you can’t remember from last year, if you have out-of-town guests who are wondering about tickets, etc.

Homegrown tickets, explained

(By the way — please feel free to share this post around — the ticket sitch is not well explained in the Homegrown Field Guide (see the pic?) — or on the website).

• Wristband pre-sales have ended — you can buy them at the door of the venues that charge.

• A $30 wristband gets you into everything all week long — all paid events Monday through Saturday including the main room shows at Clyde Iron Wednesday featuring Low as well as the Friday-Saturday, 20-venue, god-knows-how-many (maybe 80?) band blitzkrieg.

• Weekday-only (Monday-Thursday) wristbands are $10. This includes yours Truman. That’s for Monday-Thursday, EXCEPT for the Clyde Iron mainroom on Wednesday, where you need the $30 wristband. Because Low.

• Friday-only or Saturday-only wristbands are $20.

• Most of the non-bar venues — straight-up restaurants, art galleries, coffee joints, etc. are all ages and many of them are free (especially during the daytime).

The Duluth News Tribune’s arts reporter Christa Lawler also has a great Homegrown overview of other info you will find useful as you gird your loins for #HGMF16.

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Rock with us Friday at Tycoon’s for Mentor Duluth


Make Friday more than just a night out — come hear Truman (and the Step Rockets from Minneapolis), enjoy good food and drink, win prizes and support Mentor Duluth at the same time!

Mentor Duluth’s March into Mentoring Music Fundraiser kicks off Friday evening at Tycoon’s Zenith Alehouse, 132 E. Superior St. Truman takes the stage at 8 p.m. and The Step Rockets follow at 10 p.m. (Speaking of The Step Rockets — have you heard their song “Kisser”?)

Besides the live music, “drinks, raffle drawings and much more” are promised. Here are some of the top prizes (buy $5 raffle tickets for chances to win):

• Yoga North season pass

• Larsmont Cottages 2-night stay

• Duluth YMCA 1 year family membership

• Cirrus Aircraft – flight over Duluth

Other prizes include:

• Benchmark Tattoo $100 gift certificate

• Eagle’s Nest Massage $100 gift card

• Kenspeckle Letterpress: Painting

• Art in the Alley: Handmade necklace

• … and much much more!

Your $10 suggested donation at the door supports Mentor Duluth’s work pairing youth in need with caring adults who act as mentors, taking them out around town for activities and fellowship.

Friday we’re saying hello and thank you to Special Guest Tim Strattioti, who’s sitting in for trombonist Dale Schimmin while he’s on vacation.

We plan on having a good time Friday night and you should too — come on out!

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