Local talent, local cheer

December 5, 2018

It’s time to cue the Christmas music, and that’s exactly what area residents and visitors will get at the annual We’ll be Home for the Holidays concert Friday at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

The free concert will start at 7 p.m., with a variety-show theme similar to that of the National Public Radio favorite “Prairie Home Companion.”

It’s the kind of holiday event that offers something for everyone — from the young to the young at heart, according to organizing board member Shelby Soberalski.

“This is the perfect event for all ages and gives that extra bit of holiday cheer,” Soberalski said. “It’s a completely free concert…and there’s going to be people singing and playing music. It’s just a great display of not only local talent but local cheer.”

Locals and visitors alike will find something to enjoy about the warm atmosphere and community spirit of the show, according to Soberalski.

“People out of town came and are so in awe of our little community coming together for this huge holiday concert,” she said. “So it’s really cool to get all these people to enjoy it together.”

Soberalski and fellow LACA board member and local musician Fremont John Ashton will host the event.

In addition to making the fourth year for the annual holiday concert, the show will also be the arts center’s first making use of a newly upgraded soundsystem.

Thanks to a $35,000 anonymous donation to the arts center, and with the help of funds raised by Ludrock concerts, the center now has a state-of-the-art concert facility in its performance hall. The installation of a new digital soundboard, speakers and amplifier was completed in early November and overseen by LACA volunteer Lee Shipman.

Read the full story in the print or e-Edition of Wednesday’s Ludington Daily News.

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