Just south of Ludington is a magical world of seventy foot sand dunes and evergreen forests. Here, burrowed amidst the Silver Lake State Park sand dunes, stands the spectacular Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Easily the busiest of these three lights, the 1874 tower stands alone at the base of Lake Michigan, over a hundred feet tall and still harboring its original 3rd order Fresnel lens. In 2010, thanks to a Federal Coastal Zone Management grant, the Pathways to Illumination project was completed. This well-paved pathway leads through what once was a steep dune that inhibited many visitors from making it to the light. Here you’ll find more friendly SPLKA Volunteer Keepers welcoming you to climb the tower and take in the extraordinary views of forest and dunes that surrounds you. All Towers may be climbed for the small price of $5.00 for students 17 and under and $8.00 for adults. Educational tours are available by appointment, and are warmly received by staff and volunteers who love to share their Michigan maritime knowledge.
Night at the Lights at the Little Sable Lighthouse 2022.
NIGHT AT THE LIGHTS AT THE LITTLE SABLE LIGHTHOUSE 2022
ALL CONCERTS ON THE BEACH AT THE LITTLE SABLE LIGHTHOUSE FROM 7 PM TO 8:30 PM
Season May 27 – September 18
Night at the Lights Programing on the Beach at the Little Sable Lighthouse in the Silver Lake State Park.
Concerts are 7 pm to 8:30pm Wednesday evenings July 7th – August 4th
Tower is open for climbing until 8 pm on the nights of the concerts. Standard admissions of $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students to climb the tower.
July 6th Concert at Little Sable: featuring Rough and Tumble" Concert Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Prolific song writers, performers and born travelers; Pennsylvania-born Mallory Graham and California-born Scott Tyler have lived in their 16’ camper since 2015, making tire tracks nationwide since 2011 as a traveling Folk-Americana duo. Their history goes back as far as New England in the fall of 2007 and as close as going from friends to bandmates to married bandmates. The story is as linear and circular as any. This Americana duo is excited to be back and part of our lighthouse concert series once again.
July 13th Concert at Little Sable: featuring the Featuring Steel Doin It - Concert Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
In 2002, Steel Doin' It was born from a community education class taught by Glen Miller at Spring Lake High School. The group of eight is composed of Grand Haven and Spring Lake residents. Sharon Rathbun, Rebecca Kaufman, and Scott Klempel play lead drums. Handling the double seconds is Karen Cotton. Ambre Slater is the woman behind the cello pans, and Diane Veneklasen plays the bass drums. Setting the beat and playing the "toys" are Kevin Schmucker and Kelly Parker. Kelly steps in as director and joins in on trumpet occasionally. Our mission is to have fun while bringing the sounds of the Trinidadian steel pan to West Michigan. http://www.steeldoinit.com
July 20st Concert at Little Sable: Featuring Chris Kennedy & Eric Michaels
7:00 - 8:30 pm
In the acoustic tradition, Eric and Chris perform a diverse repertoire of pop, folk, and country tunes. Whether singing in harmony or playing instrumentally, Eric and Chris are an engaging and dynamic duo."
July 27th Concert at Little Sable Featuring “Wyatt and Sheri Knapp” Concert time is 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Known for their sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that sets them apart, this personable and engaging husband-wife duo are a must see.
August 3th Concert at Little Sable: featuring Lee Murdock 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lee Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes. Taking snapshots from history, his songs summon the listener to take a front-row seat, to look through the eyes and into the hearts of individuals who have shaped our heritage on and around the Great Lakes. His concerts invoke a sense of place, but it is a universal place, and a timeless repertoire that celebrates the North American people, their triumphs and tragedies, work songs and pastimes.
Noted as a fluent instrumentalist on six and twelve string guitars, Murdock combines ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with this flair for storytelling in songs. His musical influences span fifteen generations, and combine original compositions with traditional music.
There is an amazing timelessness in this music. Great Lakes songs are made of hard word, hard living, ships that go down and ships that come in.
The music is grounded in the work song tradition, from the rugged days of lumberjacks and wooden sailing schooners. Murdock comes alongside with ballads of contemporary commerce and revelry in the grand folk style. Lee’s fans have discovered a Sweetwater treasure in his songs about the Great Lakes, finding drama and inspiration in the lives of sailors and fishermen, lighthouse keepers, ghosts, shipwrecks, outlaws and everyday heroes.
Concerts start at 7 pm and go until 8:30pm
Towers open from 5 pm to 8pm on the evenings of the concerts.
Admission is only for the tower climbs concerts are free.