Before there was Rothbury, There was Val-Du.

In the late 80s and early 90s,  the West Michigan concerts and camping experience was defined by Val-Du-Lakes, where rockers could load up the tent and the cooler and enjoy a night out under the stars with rockers of the era like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, or Skid Row.

With the demise of Rothbury's multi-day festival-style event, Val-Du-Lakes is looking to make a return, with a variety of concerts from 80s & 90s artists, mixed in with show of current hit makers like Sick Puppies this Friday night or Pop Evil on Saturday.


May 21, 7 p.m. — Sick Puppies with My Darkest Days

May 22, 6:30 p.m. — Pop Evil with Two Heded Chan (bar and grill)

May 28, 5:45 p.m. — Sara Evans with Danny Gokey

June 3, 5 p.m. — FREE-kie Friday (free party)

June 4, 7 p.m. — 38 Special with Molly Hatchet

June 10-11 — Soundfest

June 18, 7 p.m. — Collective Soul with Better Than Ezra

June 25, 5:45 p.m. — The Gin Blossoms with Tonic

July 16, 5:30 p.m. — Buckcherry

July 23, 5:45 p.m. — Big & Rich with Gretchen Wilson

Aug. 5, 6 p.m. — Classic '80s with Cheap Trick

Aug. 6, 3 p.m. — Classic '80s with Meatloaf

Aug. 12, 7 p.m. — Thriving Ivory with The Vandrie (bar and grill)

Aug. 20, 7 p.m. — Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your campers.