Ladybug Festival returns for fourth year

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The Ladybug Festival will return for its fourth year in Milford

The Ladybug Music Festival brings its 100% female-led lineup to Milford, Delaware for the fourth time! Downtown Milford, Inc. and Wilmington, Delaware-based Gable Music Ventures are excited to announce the fourth annual Milford Ladybug Music Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023, with a scheduled rain date of Sunday, October 1. The 2023 Milford Ladybug Music Festival is presented by DMI with the support of the City of Milford.

This continues to be the largest free celebration of women in music in the country, boasting a 100% female-led lineup, creating opportunities for women in both live music engineering and event production in Milford since 2018. This year’s festival will be held in downtown Milford once again, with Walnut Street closed off to vehicle traffic from Southeast to Northeast Front Street, as well as a large portion of Park Avenue. The Main Stage, located at the intersection of Walnut and Park Ave. will be headlined by Nitro Nitra, Delaware-based rock band featured on NBC’s “American Song Contest”, starting at 8:00pm.

Catch over 30 other local and regional live music performances at seven indoor and outdoor venues, with non-stop music from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. There will be plenty of food trucks, adult libations, and local vendors to explore along the way. A full lineup, schedule, and map will be available at

“We are excited to continue to be given the opportunity to bring this event to Milford. This city continues to engage with many creative events, becoming an example for other communities in how to harness the power of music in drawing tourism and re-invigorating the local economy”, says Gayle Dillman, founder of The Ladybug Music Festival and CEO of Gable Music Ventures.

The City of Milford, incorporated in 1807 and located in Kent and Sussex Counties along the Mispillion River, is home to 11,000+ year-round residents, 500+ retail businesses and nonprofits, local restaurants, parks, trails, small town events, major healthcare providers, an historic shipyard, and its own school district. Known throughout the state as River Town, Art Town, Home Town, the city celebrates the beauty of its natural resources, the ingenuity of its people and its commitment to quality of life.

Thanks, as always, to the sponsors who make this event possible, including the City of Milford, Downtown Milford, Inc., Bayhealth, WSFS Bank, Delaware’s Quaint Villages, The Parker Group, Eye Specialists of Delaware, La Hacienda, Gallery 37, North Pole Creamery, Beebe Healthcare, Dogfish Head Beer & Benevolence, John Mollura Photography, Mostly Film Stuff, Soundgirls, Interiorstate.


Sponsorships are still available with information available at the DMI office, located at 10 South Walnut Street in Milford. Visit or call 302-839-1180 to learn more.


This event is created, produced, and managed by Gable Music Ventures.

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