Tuesday, March 27, 2012 , Updated 10:25 a.m., May 14, 2012
UPDATED: HomeGrown festival expands reach, books bands outside of DFW
Ben Kweller and Eisley were added to the list.
DOWNTOWN DALLAS The third annual HomeGrown Festival in downtown Dallas on May 26 has more of a focus on Texas music than North Texas music this year. The change will mean a few bigger bands on the lineup and more variety in genres.
The festival announced these bands so far, with local bands highlighted in blue:
- Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears -- Austin -- blues
- Hayes Carll -- Houston -- Texas country
- Centro-matic -- Denton -- alt country
- Octopus Project -- Austin -- indie
- Robert Ellis -- Houston -- country
- Mystery Skulls -- Dallas -- electro-rock
- Bright Light Social Hour -- Austin -- rock
- Ume -- Austin -- indie
- The Mohicans -- DFW -- hip-hop
- Girl in a Coma -- San Antonio -- indie rock
- Low Dark Hills -- Dallas
- The Bird Dogs featuring George Dunham of “The Dunham and Miller Show” on KTCK 1310 The Ticket -- Argyle -- Americana
- Ben Kweller -- Greenville -- rock
- Eisley -- Tyler -- indie
- The Madisons -- Austin -- folk
The festival organizers will announce three more bands on April 23. We assume that a few more bands from Dallas-Fort Worth will be added.
[UPDATE: The festival announced the addition of Ben Kweller and Eisley, two big-name East Texas bands.]
The 2012 festival takes place again in Main Street Garden Park in Dallas. In addition to music, about 20 artists will sell their wares and Kettle Art Gallery owner Frank Campagna will create a mural during the festival. Dogs are welcome, and food trucks will be parked on Main Street. (How did we have festivals in the past without food trucks?)
Tickets are $17 in advance or $25 at the gate, which is a few bucks more than last year's fest. Kids under 10 are free. You can win tickets on Twitter every Thursday.
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