Ludrock Music Festival Rocks Ludington Each July

July 7-8, 2018

Photos by Marion Riedl
Just when you thought the summer in Ludington couldn't be filled with even more fun and entertainment, Ludington area graduates organized Ludrock, a wonderful event enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. Held on the weekend closest to Ludington's popular Freedom Festival, Ludrock features live music from local bands and musicians, and it's a don't miss event for the entire family. The event includes a Kids Crafts Area, food, drinks and event memorabilia available for purchase. Ludrock raised $28,000 in 2017.

The Ludrock entertainment roster includes performances by dozens of musicians who donate their time to the cause. For 2018, the event will be moved back to Waterfront Park on West Filer Street in Ludington and is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th and Sunday July 8th.

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About Ludrock Nation

Ludrock is a nonprofit organization inspired by the power of music to benefit the identified needs of the Ludington area. Ludrock's vision is to motivate and inspire current and future generations of musicians and provide an outlet to give back to the community.


Ludrock Donates to the Community

Proceeds from the 2016 Ludrock activities benefited the Ludington Area Center for the Arts for improvements to its Performance Hall, the Ludington Area Schools Youth Resource Center, Staircase Youth Services and Sandcastles Children's Museum. Other beneficiaries were the Bob Parker Music Scholarship Fund, Hospitality Inc. and the Food Bank at Lakeshore Resource Network. The Ludington Area Jaycees operated the food and beverage concessions, using the proceeds for its many community-based projects.

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Here's who performed at Ludrock in 2017:

Boatman 94 Krock FM
Brynn Fortner
Julie Sherlock
Brad Lee
Kara Rose
Olivia & Chloe Kimes
The Beekers
Taylor Makowicki
Heather Kaatz
Paddy's Pub
Trixi Tang
Babe Ruthless
On the Line
Chad Rushing
Awesome Distraction
Lou Thunder Band
Barney Betka
Who'd a Thunk it
Subtle Aggression
Project Hero
11 Silver

Ashley Youngstrom Jones
Style E
Kevin Curran
Sawyer Hendrickson
Nif Krug
Conga Cats
Skye Shilander
Mom's Anarchy
Waters Edge
Marsupial Mammals
Joey Mankus & Ella Jarvis
Kreigh Ledger
High Fidelity
Miller Sisters
Road Less Traveled
Zeek and Wally
Smoke and Mirrors
Cory Fisher and the Blue Zebra Band
Mallory and Emma
Mojo Hammer

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Other Ludrock Events:

Live at the LACA: Ludrock Girls Rock
Ludrock All Stars
Ludrock's Rocktober Night of Fright

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this story. The schedule is subject to change. For more information, please see

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Last Updated: 12-14-2017 01:42 PM ID: 1091