Darius Rucker First Concert Announced for Musikfest 2020


Country star returns to the festival Aug. 8 with his country hits and classics from Hootie & the Blowfish

BETHLEHEM, PA–Multi-platinum country star and Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker is the first performer announced for Musikfest’s 37th year, headlining the festival Sat., Aug. 8, 7 p.m., at the Wind Creek Steel Stage. Tickets for the show are $39-$79 and go on sale Tues., Dec. 10, starting at 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members, and Fri., Dec. 13, 10 a.m., to the public at and 610-332-3378. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today!

Returning to Musikfest after headlining the festival in 2013 and 2015, Rucker has had four No.1 albums on the Billboard Country charts and nine No. 1 singles on country radio since releasing his first country album in 2008. In 2014, he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance for his platinum-selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.”

Most recently, Rucker completed a 44-city tour with his Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates as they celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their mega-hit album Cracked Rear View, as well as the release of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years. The Group Therapy Tour was the band’s first full-scale tour in more than a decade.

The Darius Rucker concert is presented by Capital BlueCross, in association with media partners Cat Country 96 and 69-WFMZ-TV. One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 17 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Dates for the 37th edition of the festival are July 31-Aug. 9, 2020. For more information, visit

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