Annual Homegrown Festival Benefits Local Businesses

Full Night of Music, Venues Bring in the Green

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Homegrown is a festival that’s transformed the Twin Ports music scene.  

It’s also a huge week for local businesses bringing in almost as much money as Grandma’s weekend.

Clyde Iron Works was packed Wednesday night with 1,200 people there.

Meanwhile, local business owners are jamming out this week as they are cashing in on the festival. 

Kid drummers, jazz trio, beers, friends and good times.

That all happens in between the more than two dozen venues in the Twin Ports as part of the 17th Annual Homegrown Festival. 

Whether it’s a rock concert, young folk singer-songwriters, or metal heads, you can find something that will match your mood. 

It’s also a week local businesses really look forward to. 

“Homegrown weekend is always our top selling numbers for alcohol and pizza sales,” said Pizza Luce’s Music Director, Ethan Heise. 

Two venues, Pizza Luce and Clyde, say it’s a week that helps support their businesses. 

“As you can see, we are going to have a packed house.  We will be at capacity as we are every Homegrown,” said  Clyde’s owner, Alex Guiliani. 

The momentum built during the week sets the tone for the rest of the season. 

The festival runs through Sunday, May 3. 

Click here for a full list of the performers.

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