Spin Collective

Saturday of what would have been the 22nd annual Duluth Homegrown Music Festival dawned sunny and was the warmest day so far this year. Under normal circumstances, it would have been perfect weather for a little #RockandRun jog  led by Low's Alan Sparhawk followed by a gathering of  musicians kids, and pets at the annual Friday bands vs. Saturday bands kickball game at Chester Bowl. Social media was full of fans mourning the loss; eventually, a handful of folks met up for a socially-distanced gathering at the park to take some pics and commiserate.

Woman holding fire fans
Stevie Twining

Jacob Mahon wasn't even born when the Homegrown Music Festival started in 1999, but on Saturday night, he and The Salty Dogs demonstrated that the fest in good hands as the next generation takes its place in the local music scene.