Increase in cost for Ladybug Festival questioned by council

Terry Rogers Business, Charity, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

At a recent council meeting, Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) requested $55,000 from Milford City Council to cover the cost of the Ladybug Festival planned for September 2023. The request was $15,000 higher than requested for 2022 due to an increase in costs from Gable Entertainment. “They’re requesting two payouts one on July 1 for $25,000 and the second one on …

Ladybug Festival a huge success in downtown Milford

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Ladybug Festival, sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc. in partnership with Gable Entertainment, was a phenomenal success. The downtown area was packed with people dancing in the street and enjoying music performed by female-led acts. “Ladybug was fantastic!” Miranda Collins, Events Manager for DMI said. “I especially love seeing the way …

Ladybug Festival Spotlight:  REGOTHERESHEGO

Terry Rogers Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Performing at the Ladybug Music Festival for the first time, REGOTHRESHEGO will bring her electric style and flashing moods to the Arena’s stage on Saturday, July 30 at 4:30 PM. REGO explained that although she has a very laid back personality off stage, she uses her performances as an outlet to get feelings out. “I currently live in Philadelphia and …

Ladybug Music Festival Band Spotlight:  Melissa Menago

Terry Rogers Culture, Entertainment, Headlines

Melissa Menago, one of the headliners for the Ladybug Music Festival planned for July 30 in downtown Milford, does not know what it was that drew her to music. She naturally gravitated to it as far back as she could remember, playing melodies by ear on the piano and then teaching herself to read music. “My parents helped foster it …

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Ladybug Festival plans triumphant return after two years

Terry Rogers Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The very popular Ladybug Festival, an event that showcases female musical artists, will return to downtown Milford after a two year cancellation due to the pandemic. The festival will be held throughout the downtown area on Saturday, July 30 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The event is sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc. in conjunction with Gable Entertainment. “The bands …

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Festival funding approved by council

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

by Terry Rogers Two popular Milford festivals received funding from City Council Two popular festivals received funding from Milford City Council at a recent meeting. The Ladybug Festival, sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI), which has been cancelled the past two years due to the pandemic, will receive $30,000 as will the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of …

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Ladybug Festival cancelled for second consecutive year

Terry Rogers Culture, Headlines

DMI’s Ladybug Festival has been cancelled for the second consecutive year. Downtown Milford Inc. and Gable Music Ventures announced this week that they are cancelling the Ladybug Festival scheduled for October 2, 2021, in Milford. This is the second year the event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. “With this event being open and free to attend, it’s not …

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Funding for Laydbug Festival approved

Betsy Price Culture

The Ladybug Festival will return to downtown Milford on October 2 (Photo courtesy of the City of Milford) In one of her last official duties as DMI President, Peggy Reilly submitted a request to Milford City Council for $30,000 in funding for the Ladybug Festival, scheduled for October 2 in downtown Milford. Reilly explained that DMI bylaws only allowed a …