Spoon To Headline 2015 Homegrown Music And Arts Festival.
It's not exactly a secret that we're big fans of the whole Homegrown Music and Arts Festival deal that's been going down in Main Street Garden Park for five years now and is finally gearing up for a sixth. There's just something special in the ethos of this annual springtime event: For one thing, it's the rare family-friendly affair that manages to skirt coming off as totally cheesy: for another, it's just about as killer an excuse as there is for some outside springtime hanging in Downtown Dallas.
Also, y'know, the music — which is solely culled from a roster of Texas-based or likewise -connected musicians — is pretty much always on point. Headliners from past incarnations of the fest, lest you've some how forgotten, include such names as the Toadies, The Polyphonic Spree, This Will Destroy You, Neon Indian, School of Seven Bells, Hayes Carll, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Relatives and Mystery Skulls, just to name a very few.
And now we can say with confidence that this year's deal — which will go down on Saturday, May 9, and ocne again in Main Street Garden Park — is looking like it's going to pack a wallop, too.
At a lineup announcement party hosted at the still-newish Off The Record (a spot co-owned by Josh Florence and Phil Coward, two of Homegrown's main organizers along with John Solis), the big news was that this year's bash will be headlined by the Austin-sprung, longtime indie darlings in Spoon. (Interestingly, this will be frontman Britt Daniel's second time headlining Homegrown, as his Divine Fits project took those honors at 2013's fourth annual incarnation).
Joining Spoon at this year's sixth annual offering will be Dallas alt-country heroes the Old 97's, Austin folk rocker Shakey Graves and Dallas R&B should-be icon Bobby Patterson. Also: The Rocketboys, Sealion, Oil Boom, The Orbans, Black Pistol Fire, -topic, Wrestlers and Sphynx
Sealion, it's worth noting, is going to be performing a secret showcase at the announcement party any second now.
The festival already hosted a blind presale for tickets before the turn of the calendar year, but, at this very moment, there are no live ticket-purchasing links. That'll change at midnight tonight as $33 tickets and $75 VIP passes go on sale at the official Homegrown website right here. So get on that.