Rupert Wates opens Ludington State Park series Wednesday

June 13, 2022

Rupert Wates opens Ludington State Park series Wednesday

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — Rupert Wates opens the 2022 summer entertainment series at Ludington State Park Wednesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the amphitheater located south of the walking bridge over the Big Sable River in the park.

The singer/songwriter was born in London, studied at Oxford, and for 10 years performed in the city before moving to Paris and in 2006 United States. He is now based in New York City and Colorado.

His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret.

His songwriting and performances have been described as “superb.” He has won some 50 music awards since arriving in the U.S. This will be his second appearance at Ludington in the series sponsored by Friends of Ludington State Park. For more information about Wates or samples of his music, click here.

The free 7 p.m. shows, sponsored by the Friends of Ludington State Park. In case of rain, the event moves into the Lake Michigan beach house. Bring a chair, and if outside, maybe some mosquito repellent. The show is free to attend. Buckets will be passed to help cover the cost of the shows.

For a full schedule, visit click here.

Sherri and Wyatt Knapp at Ludington State Park June 18

The husband- and-wife acoustic music duo or Sherri and Wyatt Knapp perform Saturday, June 18, at the amphitheater, also at 7 p.m.

Known for sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that remains true to their traditional and Americana roots, their music also reaches into genres as rich and diverse as bluesy folk, “high lonesome” bluegrass, and timeless classics of the 1940s.

Shari’s rhythm guitar provides a foundation for Wyatt’s finger-style and flat-picking guitar leads, as the two serve up fresh arrangements of obscure covers, time-tested favorites and original tunes for audiences of all ages.

The free 7 p.m. shows, sponsored by the Friends of Ludington State Park. In case of rain, the event moves into the Lake Michigan beach house. Bring a chair, and if outside, maybe some mosquito repellent. The show is free to attend. Buckets will be passed to help cover the cost of the shows.

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