From the first beats of “Let’s Get Crazy” until nearly two and a half hours later, Your Generation in Concert, rocked, popped, hip-hopped and Motowned its way through a non-stop set at West Shore Bank’s Rhythm and Dunes Saturday night at Ludington’s Waterfront Park.
Playing a mix of full songs and medleys, the group brought high energy to the stage in front of thousands that filled Waterfront Park. It didn’t take long for the group dancing near the front of the stage to go from a few to dozens to hundreds in the span of a handful of songs, either.
Your Generation in Concert played an assortment of songs, from Aretha Franklin to AC/DC and from The Spencer Davis Group to Pharrell Williams, the range of tunes started from Prince to a brief break before the encore of Fun’s “We Are Young.”
The concert began at 6 p.m. with the Ludington High School Marching Band. The entire band played its halftime show songs plus a few favorites. Collections were being taken up for the band during Rhythm & Dunes, and LHS Band Director Keith Kuczynski told those in attendance that the concert series over the years has brought scholarships, music and instruments to the band.
And, the proceeds also were leading to the first new full set of band uniforms in a generation. LHS’s band went through the evolution of boy band songs, and Your Generation in Concert showed off its boy band knowledge with Back Street Boys.
And while vocalists mixed in and out through the thumping of two-plus hours, the music was essentially non-stop, full-out for nearly that entire time.
The total amount raised during the event will be announced in the coming days.