Friday, August 8
Set times are subject to change.
$59 / $49
PHOTOPASS: Concert Photography
This is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, with Brian Hineline, who's photographed hundreds of concerts over the past 15 years for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and other publications. Participants start off in our Olympus Digital Imaging Center learning tips and techniques from Brian about taking fabulous concert photographs. Then it’s on to the festival grounds to shoot at the Musikfest free stages, including behind-the-scenes candids that the public doesn’t have access to. Capping it all off, you’ll work alongside Brian in the "media area" at the Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage Soundboard!
COUNTRY LEGEND ALAN JACKSON HEADLINES MUSIKFEST 2014 ON AUG. 8
BETHLEHEM, PA—Country music icon and two-time GRAMMY winner Alan Jackson will headline Musikfest 2014 when he performs at the festival's Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza Fri., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $49-$59 and go on sale Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., Dec. 6, 10 a.m., to the public. They'll be available at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.
One of country music's most beloved artists, Jackson has been a mainstay on the country charts since the early '90s. Over the past quarter-century, the Georgia native has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times and scored more than 50 Top 10 hits. Jackson has written or co-written 24 of his 35 No. 1 singles and is an 18-time ACM Award winner and 16-time CMA Award recipient. His songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award, as well as an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee.
Jackson's debut album, Here in the Real World, was issued in 1989 and became a platinum-selling hit on the strength of four Top Five singles including the chart topper I'd Love You All Over Again. He shot to superstardom with his follow-up, 1991's Don't Rock the Jukebox, which featured several No. 1 hits including Someday, Dallas, Love's Got a Hold on You and the title track.
In recent years, Jackson has collaborated with artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown Band and George Strait. In September, he released his first Bluegrass album, which earned praise from critics. The recording, appropriately named The Bluegrass Album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Sales Chart.
Sponsors for the Alan Jackson show are PenTeleData, The Morning Call and Cat Country 96. The 31st edition of Musikfest, set for Aug. 1-10, 2014, will feature more than 500 musical performances, as well as 60 food vendors, 45 artisans, fun family programming and more.