Wilmington’s Ladybug Music Fest 2023: Celebrating Women in Music

Ladybug Music Festival Sug Daniels performs at the 2022 Ladybug Music Festival /Submitted Image

WILMINGTON, DE — Don’t miss the Ladybug Music Fest in Wilmington, DE! Presented by CHASE, this community event showcases over 30 female-fronted artists across 7 venues. Featuring Adia Victoria as a headliner, this must-see, free event on June 2nd, 5-10 pm, is the perfect celebration of women in the music industry. Sponsors include The City of Wilmington, Downtown Visions, and Kenny Family ShopRite of Delaware.

The 2023 festival will showcase over 30 different female-fronted bands, duos, and singer-songwriters performing simultaneously in 7 venues, (4 venues and 3 outdoor stages) held on the 400 and 500 blocks of Market Street in Wilmington, DE. The festival organizers are excited to announce their headliner will be” A Southern Gothic’s” Adia Victoria, nominated for 2 American Music Awards and 2022 Emerging Act of the Year + Album of the Year. Also on the Main Stage will be Nitro Nitra, a local rocker featured on NBC’s “American Song Contest”. New this year – DJ Shadylady will be spinning from 4-5 pm at the free Pre-Party in Willingtown Square and at the official After-Party at Stitch House Brewery, from 10:30-12:30 PM, also free!

“The Ladybug Music Festival has grown significantly since its inception and provides an opportunity for local artists and musicians to connect with the community. The festival creates a vibrant communal experience for music fans. I am very grateful to be able to provide equitable opportunities for women to showcase their musical talents,” said Gayle Dillman Founder/CEO of Gable Music Ventures

This year’s festival is presented by CHASE; also sponsored by the State of Delaware Tourism, The City of Wilmington, Downtown Visions, Out & About Magazine, in Wilmington, BPG, Avelo Airlines, Wilmington Alliance, Greater Wilmington Visitors Bureau, Kenny Family ShopRite of Delaware, Faithful Friends Animal Society, 101.7FM/1150AM WDEL, Lyons Insurance, CSC, WhyFly and The Wilmington Whiskey Club.

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  • Main Stage (on 4th and Market facing up), Wilmington Square
  • Outdoor Stage, the 5th Street Stage, The Quoin Hotel Rooftop, The Crown at the Queen, Merchant Bar, and Farmer and the Cow.

The Ladybug Music Festival was launched in 2012 and has become an annual celebration of women in the music industry. It features an all-female lineup of artists who are local to Wilmington and Philadelphia and nationally to all women in the music scene. Ladybug became so successful that it expanded to Milford, DE, in 2018. Ladybug grew to be one of the most popular events in Wilmington, DE, with attendance doubling every single year, and it has become the largest celebration of women in the United States. Ladybug Music Festival continues to become even more inspired to empower women in the music industry.

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