Austin's Explosions In The Sky headlines Homegrown Arts and Music Festival at Main Street Garden Park on Saturday. Nick Simonite / Billions

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Homegrown Music and Arts Festival Returns With Explosions In The Sky, Roky Erikson

Main Street Garden sees the return of Dallas band [DARYL], Austin standouts The Black Angels and Ume, and more May 12.

Tickets are now on sale for Homegrown Festival, which follows last year’s Tripping Daisy reunion with a more evenly distributed showcase of some of Texas’ biggest acts when it comes to decibel level and sonic breadth. Austin’s Explosions In The Sky, the post-rock four-piece whose sprawling compositions can be heard on the soundtrack for the Friday Night Lights movie and foundational TV show, will headline. As for imports: Canadian dream pop band Alvvays has been racking up sell-outs and filling bigger rooms. They’re an an ideal get for this lineup, which ranges from their softness to the bite of raucous, guitar-driven Austin three-piece Ume.

Full release: Homegrown Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

9th Annual Festival To Feature Performances from Explosions In The Sky, The Black Angels, Alvvays and more

Dallas, Texas​ (February 26, 2018) – Homegrown Music and Arts Festival returns to Main Street Garden
for its ninth annual festival on May 12. Voted as “Best Festival” at the 2017 Dallas Observer Music
Awards, this year’s lineup will feature both Texas and national acts including instrumental, post-rock
quartet Explosions in the Sky​, neo-psychedelic group The Black Angels​, Canadian indie pop quintet
Alvvays​, legendary rock & roller Roky Erickson​, Austin-based rock powerhouse group Ume​ and more.
Full Lineup:
Explosions In The Sky
The Black Angels
Roky Erickson
Medicine Man Revival
Acid Carousel
Sad Cops
Homegrown Festival welcomes Shiner, Deep Eddy Vodka, Jack Daniel’s, WFAA and Downtown Dallas
Inc. as this year’s sponsors. In addition to the day-long music lineup, the festival will feature a wide variety
of Texas-based vendors on-site.
General Admission – $50
HG Fest Poster Bundle – $65 (GA ticket and limited edition screen printed poster)
VIP – $125 (separate VIP restrooms, VIP bars, viewing deck and limited edition HG9 t-shirt)
In addition to Homegrown Fest ticket options, the team is introducing a festival bundle that includes
tickets to both sister festival Old 97’s County Fair and Homegrown Fest at a discounted rate.
Advance GA Bundle – $85
VIP Bundle – $225 (separate VIP restrooms, VIP bars, viewing deck and more)
Tickets are on sale now at All children 10 and under get in free and dogs are
Find Homegrown Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Official hashtag: #HG9