Showcasing North Texas’ hottest local talent, Dallas’ Homegrown Music Festival is proving to be a popular venue for local indie music fans.
The Dallas area music scene has wanted a festival that features their music talent for quite some time.
Unofficial rival Austin has captured a reputation as the music capital of the lone star state, some would argue of the world, but that characterization dismisses a lot of the premiere up and coming talent that Dallas has to offer.
Whereas Austin’s three day psychedelic rock festival has been building a lot of buzz within that genre, Dallas’ Homegrown Festival lives up to its name, catering to the wide range of musical tastes of the area’s music scene.
Main Street Garden Park will host this year’s Homegrown Festival. meeting the needs of the event’s large audience with it’s 1.75 acres. As a side note, the public park was funded through the city’s bond initiatives in 2003 and 2006 for the amount of $17.4 million.
Set to begin on May 12th, Explosions in the Sky, Alvvays, The Black Angels, Roky Erickson, UME, Medicine Man Revival and Acid Carousel will be among the featured performances this year.
Josh Florence, the festival’s promoter, emphasized the deliberate efforts taken to keep the music scene diverse and hip. This year’s lineup features acts from funk, R&B, indie, psych, dance and good old fashioned R&R.
The two acts made up of teens, Sad Cops and Acid Carousel, will cater to the younger audience that the festival has attracted.
Homegrown shifts the spotlight back onto the Dallas area talent and as the event’s popularity over the past three years has demonstrated, there’s plenty of demand for it.
Tickets can be purchased through the Homegrown website. The website also features an FAQ section and info about the artists.
Indie music scene enthusiasts in the area or able to make it out on May 12th will definitely not want to miss out on this intense Dallas music festival.