Ladybug Festival a Joyful Celebration of Music and Art

The fifth annual Ladybug Music Festival brought Wilmington together as one, where thousands of music lovers enjoyed a free block party with dozens of singer performers up and down Market Street.


Sponsored and organized by Gable Music Ventures, the Ladybug Festival has grown into a much-anticipated event that seems to embrace the best of Wilmington, bringing food, art and music together for an memorable summer experience. This year on July 21st, over 5,000 filled downtown Wilmington, and the number of performers swelled to 55. Larger acts, including Mary Lambert, performed outdoors on the main stage for fans who lined the streets of the LOMA district, and up-and-coming performers had their own venues inside the many stores and cafes which line the blocks.

Concert goer Brafford Wason remarked, “It was one giant melting pot of race, age, sexual preference, body types, fashion sense, musical taste and background.” With well-known performers like Caroline Rose, Nadjah Nicole and Nicole Zell, and a growing following of attendees, many hope to enjoy more events like this one. “I for one would definitely like to see more events like this in the immediate future,” said Lindsey Epps Tucker.

Joe Del Tufo, Moonloop Photography

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