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GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS TO HEADLINE MUSIKFEST 2023

Wind Creek Steel Stage to transform into comedy hot spot Thursday, Aug. 10

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest and media partners B104, 95.1ZZO and La Mega Radio are ecstatic to announce Musikfest 2023 will transform into the funniest festival on the East Coast when Gabriel” Fluffy” Iglesias brings his show “Back on Tour” to the Wind Creek Steel Stage Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023. Member ticket access begins Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m., with remaining tickets on sale to the public at musikfest.org beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today. 

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. The youngest of six children, Iglesias was raised by a single mother in Long Beach, Calif. As the baby of the family, he developed his strong sense of humor to deal with the challenges he faced. Iglesias’s comedic storytelling style mixes parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life onstage.

Iglesias stars and produces “Mr. Iglesias,” the multi-cam, Netflix comedy series, playing a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater teaching gifted, but misfit, children. In 2020, the show won best Primetime Comedy at The Imagen Awards, which recognizes positive portrayals of Latinx actors/actresses in the entertainment industry.

Iglesias also worked with Netflix to release two comedy specials, 2019’s “One Show Fits All,” with the second slated to premiere later this year. He’s one of a few comedians to have a theatrically released stand-up concert comedy film, “The Fluffy Movie” and has been featured in the Magic Mike films, “A Haunted House 2” and in voice form for “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” “Coco,” “Ugly Dolls,” “The Star” and “Ferdinand.” Iglesias has been featured on several small screen projects including “Fluffy’s Food Adventures,” “Stand-Up Revolution,” “Cristela,” and “Modern Family.” Iglesias has released stand-up specials “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat... I’m Fluffy.”

A record-breaking 1,240,000 people attended Musikfest in 2022. The 11-day festival featured over 500 free performances, across 16 stages located throughout the City of Bethlehem. The 40th Musikfest is scheduled for Aug. 4–13, 2023. This year’s Musikfest 2023 poster artist is Allentown-based family Maltas Con Leche. Previously announced headline shows include Maren Morris Saturday, Aug. 12, Goo Goo Dolls Wednesday, Aug. 9., country duo Dan + Shay Sunday, Aug. 6., and indie-pop trio AJR Friday, Aug. 4. Visit musikfest.org for more information.