The Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth is marking its 15th anniversary with a ton of music: 186 local bands in 30 venues around town.
The festival grew out of a birthday party for Scott Lunt, a longtime local music fan and DJ.
Lunt, who kept the party going year after year, told MPR News: "We just started off with one venue, one stage, two nights, and it's just kind of grown every year since."
He still participates as a musician in the band Father Hennepin, which will play Friday at Tycoons.
One resident loved the local music scene so much when he moved to town in 2004 that he started volunteering at the festival five years ago. The volunteer, Walter Raschick, is now in his second year as director.
The headliner this year is Trampled by Turtles, which plays Tuesday night; admission requires a weeklong event pass, which costs $25.
The festival began Sunday and will end on May 5.
A link to the festival and its history can be found here.