Seven more artists added to country music festival
LUDWIG’S CORNER » Seven more popular country music artists have been added to the Citadel Country Spirit USA final lineup on the main stage. The three-day country music festival will be held at Ludwig’s Corner, a 33-acre site at 1325 Pottstown Pike (Route 100) on Aug. 24 to Aug. 26.
More than 20 country music artists will appear on two stages, including three top headliners.
Advance tickets are on sale now, with ticket prices scheduled to increase on June 1.
On Friday, Aug. 24, Brett Young, named as the only country music act on Billboard’s Top 10 New Artists and recent winner of the Academy of Country Music Award for Best New Male Vocalist, and Cassadee Pope, an award-winning, chart-topping solo artist who was the first female winner of “The Voice,” join the lineup, including headliner Alabama and Dustin Lynch, known for his red hot live performances.
In addition to headliner Toby Keith and Trace Adkins, Tyler Farr, a high-energy, platinum-selling artist with back-to-back No. 1 singles; High Valley, recently earning their first ACM nomination and first Top 10 single both in one week; and Jimmie Allen, an upand-coming breakthrough sensation, take the main stage on Saturday, Aug. 25.
On Sunday, Aug.26, Michael Ray, a platinum-selling No. 1 hit-maker lauded for his live shows by the likes of USA Today, and Danielle Bradbery, who at 21 years of age recently released her second album and was winner of “The Voice” Season 4, are in the lineup, including headliner Brad Paisley and Jake Owen, who delights summertime concert-goers with his sweet spot for allAmerican nostalgia.
Citadel Country Spirit USA is being hosted by the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. Thousands of people from across the country are expected to attend the event. The Ludwig’s Corner venue has a capacity of 15,000 daily.
Main Stage Lineup and Schedule FRIDAY, AUG. 24
9:15 p.m.: Alabama 7:15 p.m.: Dustin Lynch 5:30 p.m.: Brett Young 3:45 p.m.: Cassadee Pope 2:00 p.m.: To Be Announced
SATURDAY, AUG. 25
9:15 p.m.: Toby Keith 7:15 p.m.: Trace Adkins 5:30 p.m.: Tyler Farr 3:45 p.m.: High Valley 2:00 p.m. : Jimmie Allen
SUNDAY, AUG. 26
7:30 p.m.: Brad Paisley 5:30 p.m.: Jake Owen 3:45 p.m.: Michael Ray 2:00 p.m.: Danielle Bradbery
Single-day tickets, priced from $79, and Three-Day Early Bird Passes, starting from $219, are on sale now at www.countryspiritusa.com. Ticket prices increase on June 1. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. A portion of each ticket sold for Citadel County Spirit USA will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to Brooks.
Pictured from left: Brett Young, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery and Michael Ray.