ArtsQuest to ‘Rollout’ First Musikfest 2024 Headliner: Ludacris Returns to the Wind Creek Steel Stage on August 10

Bethlehem, PA, November 27, 2023 – ArtsQuest is excited to announce the first Musikfest 2024 headliner, rapper and actor, Ludacris, who will be making his return (headlined in 2007) to the Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 10. This Musikfest headliner is presented in partnership with Rich Mar Florist and LOUD Radio.

Tickets access begins today, Nov. 27 for ArtsQuest Members and Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. for the general public at Ticket prices run from $25 to $79 ($199 for Steel Terrace which includes dinner, drinks and dessert at private tables). For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7 p.m.

Ludacris is an American rapper and actor born in Champaign, Illinois. He began rapping at the age of nine in Atlanta, Georgia. Known for his boisterous lyrics, he made his mainstream breakthrough in 2000 with his second album, Back for the First Time. That major label debut ultimately reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Follow-up works included Word of Mouf (2001), which went No. 3 on the Billboard Chart and Chicken-N-Beer (2003) which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Chart. Ludacris’ sixth album Release Therapy (2006) also topped the chart and earned Ludacris a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Additional albums include Theater of the Mind (2008), Battle of the Sexes (2010) and Ludaversal (2015).

In addition to creating his own music, Ludacris has made frequent appearances on other artists’ records such as Yeah! by Usher feat. Lil John & Ludacris and Break Your Heart by Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris. He has also done collaborations with Missy Elliot, OutKast, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey and many more. Ludacris is also known as a regular in the Fast and the Furious film franchise. He has acted in films such as Dramas Crash, Hustle & Flow, New Year’s Eve, Fred Clause and many other films.

About Musikfest 

A record-breaking 1,330,000 people attended Musikfest in 2023. The 11-day festival featured over 500 free performances, across 16 stages located throughout the City of Bethlehem. The 41st Musikfest is scheduled for Aug. 2 – 11, 2024, with a special preview night on Aug. 1. This year’s Musikfest 2024 poster artist is Banana Factory Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist Lauren Beck. To see the poster and learn more about Beck’s vision for it, along with information about the festival, visit