Celebrating the past, the present, and the future, Dallas’ Homegrown Music and Arts Festival will mark 10 years with an impressive lineup featuring legacy Texas artists. As the Fest turns ten, it heightens its commitment to local arts and artists–and enhances the experience it offers to local music lovers. The 10th annual Homegrown festival will feature the same blend of stellar music, live art and local vendors selling everything from tasty snacks to brilliant brews and beverages. This year’s event is Saturday, April 13, and the first round of artists rocking the fest’s two stages has been officially confirmed. The festival will take place at Main Street Garden Park (1900 Main St.)
North Texas’ favorite rockers The Toadies plus Tripping Daisy in a special reunion, co-headline this year’s festival. For a one-time-only performance, indie-folk band Seryn reunites to return the festival for this milestone year. Austin-based psychedelic soul stars Black Pumas will make their festival debut in a lineup that includes Houston’s Gulf Coast Soul band The Suffers, Robert Ellis in his Texas Piano Man performance, Israel Nash, and DJ Marc Rebillet. Local favorites 40 Acre Mule, and psych sensations from Denton Pearl Earl finish out the first round of announcements. It’s a group that brings back some Homegrown favorites of festivals past for a “greatest hits” collection sure to satisfy local fans, all while the festival continues to provide a platform for up-and-coming artists from across Texas. The lineup has festival founder and producer JoshuaFlorence excited: “Along with a wonderful team, it’s been a thrill to produce this festival for a decade.” Florence continues, “We are very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. This festival is shaping up to be the best yet, and positions Homegrown for a bright future.”
When Homegrown hit the Dallas scene in 2009, it became the city’s first festival to feature exclusively regional music and arts. The inaugural year brought Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, This Will Destroy You, Telegraph Canyon, and RTB2 among others to downtown Dallas, establishing Homegrown as a can’t-miss event. Since then, the festival continued to bring talent-loaded lineups to downtown Dallas for a showcase of some of the best music the area has to offer. Past years have featured the likes of Spoon, Explosions in the Sky, Bobby Sessions, Old 97’s, Shakey Graves, Paul Cauthen, and dozens of other local luminaries. Florence knows this year will continue that trend of bringing something special to the city that Homegrown calls home.
“We curated the lineup this year much like a greatest hits record by bringing back some of our favorite bands from previous years while still continuing to provide a platform for up and coming artists from across Texas,” said Florence of the 10th annual event.
Early Bird tickets are on sale now for a limited time: General Admission passes for $49, and VIP Passes for $89 while dogs and Children 10 and under get in free. More artists will be announced soon for what is slated to be the fest’s best event yet. Tickets for the 10th annual event can be purchased at www.homegrownfest.com.