Earphunk, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, more bands added to Homegrown Music Festival lineup

Earphunk / Photo: Elsa Hahne

There will be no Wakarusa or Harvest Festival this year, but that doesn’t mean that all will be quiet on Mulberry Mountain in mid-summer.

One reason for that is the fact that upstart event Homegrown Music Festival will make its debut at Byrd’s Campground the weekend of July 21-23.

The festival, which announced its first round of headliners including Leftover Salmon and The Wood Brothers late last year, today released the rest of their inaugural lineup via their social media pages.

Among the additions announced today are New Orleans prog-punk outfit Earphunk, Florida-based bluegrass band Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, and Pacific Northwest country duo, The Lowest Pair.

The lineup also already included Asheville, North Carolina bluegrass band Town Mountain, Colorado Americana foursome Taarka, and locals Arkansauce, and several others.

The festival will also have a sustainability aspect that is pretty interesting. Attendees will be issued bamboo plates, pint glasses, and utensels to use for the weekend, for example, and food vendors will not be bringing single-use plastics or disposable packaging. Dishwashing stations will be set up throughout the grounds. A local hog farm will pick up compostables each day, and Richter Solar will be helping to power the festival with solar energy.

The festival is a family-friendly event, with several activities planned for children including an activity tent facilitated by Art Feeds, designated camping areas for families, and a kids-only dance floor near the main stage. Kids 12 and under will also get in free to the event.

Three-day passes are now on sale for $115 each at the festival’s website. Organizers say single day tickets may be made available at a later date.

For additional information, follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or RSVP via the official Facebook Event.

Homegrown Music Festival Lineup

Leftover Salmon
The Wood Brothers
Town Mountain
Henhouse Prowlers
Grandpa’s Couch Medicine
Tall Tall Trees
Forlorn Strangers
The Lowest Pair
Upstate Rubdown
Dance Monkey Dance
Big Still River
Outlaw Hippies
Hog MacGundy
The Crumbs