Nov 20th, 2013Press Release from ArtsQuest, Musikfest

GRAMMY-nominated artist 1st act announced for festival; tickets go on sale Dec. 3

BETHLEHEM, PA–GRAMMY-nominated, chart-topping country star Hunter Hayes will electrify the Musikfest Sands Steel Stage crowd when he headlines the festival Sat., Aug. 2, 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $44-$54 and go on sale Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., Dec. 6, 10 a.m., to the public. They’ll be available at and 610-332-3378.

A multi-talented performer, musician, producer and writer, Hayes debuted with his critically acclaimed self-titled album, which featured the No. 1 singles “Wanted” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak.” The album has sold more than seven million singles while also being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Hayes’ current single, “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” featuring Jason Mraz, is off his critically acclaimed album, Hunter Hayes (Encore).

Hayes has delighted audiences from coast to coast since 2011, performing more than 500 dates during the past three years. He has headlined sold-out venues across the U.S. and Canada and is currently on the CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour, which features 24 dates in 21 cities through Dec. 7. The Louisiana native has also shared the stage with Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr. and most recently, Stevie Wonder.

Hayes, who is currently working on a new album, was nominated for three GRAMMY awards in 2012, including New Male Vocalist of the Year, Best Country Album for Hunter Hayes and Best Country Solo Performance for “Wanted.” He captured the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award in 2012, while also earning two American Country Awards.  Earlier this month, Hayes took home BMI’s coveted Song of the Year award for “Wanted.”

Sponsors for the Hunter Hayes show are Spark Orthodontics and Cat Country 96. The 31st edition of Musikfest, set for Aug. 1-10, 2014, will feature more than 500 musical performances, as well as 60 food vendors, 45 artisans, fun family programming and more. For details on Musikfest 2014, please visit


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