We pride ourselves on having the most diverse offering of entertainment around, because let's face it - being a music festival dedicated to just one musical genre is easy... From our main stage, the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza (our only ticketed venue), to our dozen-or-so free stages that are spread across the city, the Musikfest is 10 days of almost non-stop music, from rock to pop to world music to the unclassifiable.
The 2013 lineup is still taking shape. Check back frequently for updates!
A native of British Columbia, Canada, Carly Rae Jepsen became an international star with her smash hit, "Call Me Maybe," which has sold more than 10 million singles worldwide and hit No. 1 in more than 35 countries.
OneRepublic, along with special guests Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill, will headline Musikfest Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.
Formed in 2002, OneRepublic took the world by storm in 2007 with its debut album Dreaming Out Loud featuring the smash single "Apologize," which set a record for the most radio airplay in one week. A remixed version of "Apologize" on Timbaland's Timbaland Presents Shock Value album became an international hit, spending 25 weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard charts and earning the group a Grammy Award nomination.
Opening the OneRepublic concert are singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Mayer Hawthorne, whose recording How Do You Do reached No. 8 on the Billboard R&B charts, and Churchill, the Colorado-based indie rockers whose hit "Change" reached No. 17 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
Chart-topping alternative rock group Skillet, along with special guests We As Human, Decyfer Down and Thousand Foot Krutch, will rock Musikfest Aug. 4 starting at 5 p.m.
Formed in Tennessee in 1996, Skillet has scored numerous hits on the Christian radio and rock charts including songs such as "Monster," "Awake and Alive," "It's Not Me It's You" and "Hero." The group's 2009 record, Awake, hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the Christian and Modern Rock/Alternative album charts. The band has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. In 2008 it captured a Dove Award for best "Rock Recorded Song of the Year" for "Comatose," and in 2011 it earned a Billboard Award in the Top Christian Album category for Awake.
Tour VIP package includes: 1 ticket in Section 102 or 103 (in the first 15 rows), specially designed, exclusive concert T-shirt, collectible tour lithograph (numbered, limited), commemorative tour laminate, exclusive tour gift item (limited availability).
It's a double dose of good, old rock 'n' roll when George Thorogood & The Destroyers, along with special guests Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, perform at Musikfest's Sands Steel Stage Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.
The first act to record four consecutive triple platinum albums, Styx got its start in Chicago in the early 1970s and had its first hit single with "Lady," which reached No. 6 on the charts. The multi-platinum selling, chart-topping Foreigner has been delighting audiences from coast to coast since is debut in 1976. Over the years, the group has produced 16 Top 30 hits.
It's time to "Get Down Tonight" when the one-and-only KC and the Sunshine Band bring their infectious brand of dance music to Musikfest Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert, which will take place at the festival's Sands Steel Stage, are $32 and $42. They'll go on sale May 21st.
Since the release of 2008's "Learn to Live," Darius Rucker has been a mainstay on the country charts. A native of South Carolina, Rucker first rose to fame as the lead singer for the multi-platinum-selling, GRAMMY-winning Hootie & the Blowfish.
Ke$ha has been a mainstay on the pop and dance charts since her debut album, Animal, in 2010. A talented singer and songwriter, she first grabbed attention in 2009 by singing on Flo Rida’s hit “Right Round,” but with the release of Animal Ke$ha became a household name.
Formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, Calif., Avenged Sevenfold has sold more than eight million albums around the globe, topping the charts with its 2010 album Nightmare while producing hits such as "Bat Country," "Beast and the Harlot," "Nightmare" and "Almost Easy."
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