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Country Star Brantley Gilbert to Headline Musikfest Aug. 10

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Tickets for Sands Steel Stage Show Go on Sale Next Week

BETHLEHEM, PA—Hard rocking “bad boy” of country music Brantley Gilbert comes to Musikfest for a headlining performance at the Sands Steel Stage Fri., Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Tickets are $54-$79 and go on sale starting Tues., Feb. 20, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., Feb. 23, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Starting as a songwriter in Nashville, Gilbert launched his singing career in 2009 with the album “Modern Day Prodigal Son.” In 2011 he joined forces with all-star country producer Dann Huff to release “Halfway to Heaven” featuring singles the “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” which both went to number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. As part of his tour that year, Gilbert played Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical.

Gilbert was named Top New Male Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013, and in 2014 won the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for “Just As I Am.” He’s now one of only four country artists with back-to-back platinum certified albums among greats like Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

With 2017’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep,” the songwriter again worked with Huff to capture the slow burn of electric guitars, crashing drums and acoustic flourishes that define the heavy country fused with hard rock edge of Gilbert’s musical attack. Hits from the album include “It’s About To Get Dirty,” “Bullet In A Bonfire” and “Tried To Tell Ya.”

The Brantley Gilbert concert is supported by media partner Cat Country 96. One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 16 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Proceeds from Musikfest 2018 will support ArtsQuest’s free concerts and programming for the community year-round at the Banana Factory arts center and the SteelStacks arts and cultural campus. Dates for the 35th edition of the festival are Aug. 3-12.

For more information, visit www.musikfest.org or follow the festival at facebook.com/Musikfest and twitter.com/Musikfest.

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