May 11, 2022

The Ladybug Music Festival returns to Market Street in Wilmington on Friday, May 20, 2022, with over 40 artists from across the country celebrating women in music. Beginning in 2012, the Ladybug Music Festival features an all-female lineup of artists taking over a two-block area of ​​LOMA for an evening of great music. In addition to music, Ladybug will feature a variety of vendors, food trucks, and alcoholic libations. Admission is FREE and this is a rain or shine event.

Businesses in the 200 block of the market open their doors to welcome a variety of talent at this year’s event. Artists come not only from Wilmington, Philadelphia and surrounding areas, but also from New York, Nashville, Tennessee and Portland, Oregon. This year’s headliner is the fantastic Sweet Lizzy Project. Founded in Cuba in the mid-2010s, the band defected to the United States in 2017 where they recorded and toured from their home base of Nashville. Their modern rock anthem and energetic performance will be the perfect way to cap off an incredible day of music. Other artists on the bill include The Upstarters, The Infamous HER, Laura Cheadle, Sug Daniels and many more. Founder Gayle Dillman is excited about the diversity of this year’s lineup. “We try to touch as many musical genres as possible. And I think we touch pretty much everything,” Dillman said. “In addition to rock, we have alternative indie bands, hip-hop, folk and country as well as singer-songwriters and jazz. A little bit of everything” The Ladybug Music Festival takes place May 20, 2022 in the 200 and 300 blocks of Market Street, with an additional stage at Humble Park on 4th & Shipley. Music begins at 5:00 p.m. and is made possible through support from Chase Bank, 2nd and LOMA, ShopRite Kenny Family Stores, Downtown Visions, The Office of Economic Development, The City of Wilmington, BPG, Greater Wilmington Visitors Bureau, and Wilmington Alliance. Other sponsors include Out & About, InWilmington, WDEL, Faithful Friends, Bracy & Associates, Lyons Insurance, WhyFly, The Wilmington Whiskey Club, Soundgirls and Del Tech Community College. FESTIVAL DETAILS:WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2022OR: 200 & 300 Blocks of Market St, Wilmington, DEWEATHER: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.TICKET INFORMATION: Free entry.

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