HOME Festival is happenin' TODAY!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 10:50 AM
HOME Festival is happenin' TODAY! by Ryan Smith

Blues and jazz at Frontier Park kinda ain't your thing, huh?

Well, you still have a chance to catch a bunch of other live music -- all local, and all original -- today, as the first official Homegrown Original Music of Erie (HOME) Festival kicks off at 1:30 p.m., and continues through about 8:30 or so, at Ereppa Grotto Park, located on Route 99 just a short stretch south of the Millcreek Mall.

Erie-centric music fans will be treated to half-hour live sets -- be there rain, or be it shining -- by local artists Auda Kontroll, Rock of Ages, We Hit The Fan, East Clintwood and The New Morning Sunrise, Midnite Voodoo, Life(Liss) and The Graveyard Orchestra, Fetal Transport Error, Unordained, and Generic Beat, according to organizers.

What's more, fest-goers are also being encouraged to cast ballots for their favorite acts, and the winner of "Favorite Song" will earn themselves some fresh airplay on local FM radio station 90.5 WERG Gannon.

Artist-autographed T-shirts, CDs, vinyl records, and other cool stuff will also be up for grabs in a silent auction.

Today's festival is HOME's first official event, organizers said, and plans for more unique, hyper-local events like it are on the horizon.

At-the-gate prices for tickets are $7 each (and $5 in advance). For more details about today's HOME Festival, check out homeriepa.com.

You can reach Reader writer/photographer Ryan Smith by e-mail atrSmith@eriereader.com, and follow him on Twitter @ryanmsmithplens.

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