Musikfest to Kick Off with Scorchin’ Performance by the Legendary Carlos Santana Aug. 4
GRAMMY® winning guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his band will electrify the crowd at Musikfest when they perform at the Sands Steel Stage Fri., Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $59.50-$109.50 and go on sale starting Tues., Jan. 17, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., Jan. 20, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.
One of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top 10 album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on, Carlos Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. Performing for more than 40 years, the legendary guitarist has won ten GRAMMY® Awards, including a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural, as well as three Latin GRAMMY® Awards.
In 1998, Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award. Among his many other honors are a Billboard Century Award in 1996, a Billboard Latin Music Awards’ “Lifetime Achievement Award“ in 2009 and being named No. 15 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Santana’s most recent release is 2016’s Santana IV, the dynamic studio recording that reunited the revered early ‘70s Santana lineup featuring Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and became Santana’s 14th Top 10 album.
The Santana concert is supported by B Braun/Aesculap, Capital BlueCross, Edwards Business Systems, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and ServiceMaster by Round the Clock Cleaning, along with media partner 99.9 The Hawk.
One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 15 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Dates for the 34th edition of the festival are Aug. 4-13, 2017. For more information, visit www.musikfest.org or follow the festival at facebook.com/Musikfest and twitter.com/Musikfest.