Musikfest is a music festival that has been held each August in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA since 1984. It is considered to be the nation's largest non-gated music festival. The festival begins on the first Friday in August and ends on Sunday ten days later.
Each year, thousands of visitors and residents of Pennsylvania make the trip to Bethlehem to participate in a celebration that weaves through a Moravian community that dates back to 1741. Festival visitors are treated to hundreds of free shows over the course of the event. Each night, the festival's premium stage, Steel Stage (formerly RiverPlace), hosts a nationally-known recording artist. These premium concerts, along with select shows at other stages, require paid tickets to gain admission.
Past headlining shows have included Stone Temple Pilots, Clay Aiken, Air Supply, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper, Boston, The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Collective Soul, Ray Charles, George Clinton, Dixie Chicks, Dr. Demento, B.B. King, Weird Al Yankovic, Poison, Staind, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire, Static-X, Fuel, Ludacris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Kool & The Gang, Jethro Tull, Jonny Lang,...
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