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GRAMMY nominated country singer Kelsea Ballerini will serenade the Musikfest audience when she performs at the Wind Creek Steel Stage Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $29-$89 and go on sale starting March 3, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and March 6, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today.
Since breaking into the world of country music with her chart-topping, debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” in 2015, Ballerini has taken the world of American music by storm. With two full length albums, The First Time (2015) and Unapologetically (2017), and a third, Kelsea, on the way in March 2020, she has churned out hit after chart-topping hit at a feverish pace.
Ballerini’s first two albums have birthed seven charted songs on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. On the Country Airplay charts, she has had four No. 1 singles including “Love Me Like You Mean It,” which made her the first female artist to send a debut single to No. 1 since Carrie Underwood in 2006. It was followed by “Dibs” and “Peter Pan,” whose peaks also made her the first female country artist to send her first three singles to the top since Wynonna Judd. Ballerini’s fourth No. 1 single is “Legends.”
Ballerini has won countless awards including the 2015 Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star award, 2016 ACM Awards’ New Female Vocalist of the Year, 2017 ACM Awards’ Gene Weed Milestone Award, 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Country Artist and several Radio Disney Music Awards. She has also been nominated for several prestigious awards including the 2019 Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year award and a GRAMMY for Best Country Album for Unapologetically.
The Kelsea Ballerini concert is supported by media partner Cat Country 96. Named the Top Music Festival in North America by USA TODAY’s 10Best, Musikfest features more than 500 performances – the vast majority free to attend – on 17 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Other acts announced for the festival include The National July 31, Shinedown Aug. 4, Willie Nelson Aug. 5, Poison Aug. 7 and Darius Rucker Aug. 8.
Dates for the 37th edition of Musikfest are July 31-Aug. 9. For more information, visit www.musikfest.org.