Bringing the Classic Rock, ArtsQuest Announces its Third Musikfest 2024 Headliner, Lynyrd Skynyrd: 50 Years, on August 7

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, Bethlehem, PA – ArtsQuest is excited to announce the third Musikfest 2024 headliner, also making their third appearance at the country’s largest non-gated music festival, Lynyrd Skynyrd: 50 Years, rocking to the Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza on Wednesday, Aug. 7. This Musikfest headliner is presented by Fulton Bank along with media partner, 99.9 The Hawk.

Ticket access begins today, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. for ArtsQuest Members and Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. for the general public at Ticket prices run from $35 to $109 and $229 for Steel Terrace tickets which include dinner, drinks and dessert at private tables under a covered tent. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. 

As Lynyrd Skynyrd celebrates the 50th anniversary of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd,’ they resonate as deeply with their multi-generational fan base today as when they first emerged out of Jacksonville, Florida in 1973. Few ensembles have had the deep impact in creating a lifestyle as Skynyrd has. The band travels forward with a primary mission of celebrating a legacy that honors all whom have made a resonating contribution to the lives of hundreds of millions of fans globally. Former members Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, Ed King, Billy Powell, Bob Burns and Leon Wilkeson alongside others will forever remain significant contributors to this indelible repertoire and the band’s colorful history. Today, Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with a current line-up featuring Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Damon Johnson, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Keith Christopher, Peter Keys, Carol Chase and Stacy Michelle.

The rock and roll powerhouse continually tour, and as Van Zant shares, “It’s about the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about. There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.” 

With a catalog of over 60 albums, billions of streams, tens of millions of records sold and the recent introduction of Hell House whiskey, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remain a cultural icon that appeal to all generations.

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


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