ArtsQuest to have a ‘Big Night’ with Fifth Musikfest 2024 Headliner, Welcoming Big Time Rush to the Wind Creek Stage

Bethlehem, PA, February 20, 2024 – ArtsQuest is excited to announce the next Musikfest 2024 headliner, Big Time Rush, along with opener Crash Adams, taking to the Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza on Friday, August 9. This Musikfest headliner is presented with media partner, B104.

Ticket access begins today, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. for ArtsQuest Members and Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. for the general public at Ticket prices run from $40 to $109 (standing room only pit section). Steel Terrace tickets are $234 which includes dinner, drinks and dessert at private tables under a covered tent. For more exclusive ticket access and advanced purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7 p.m.

Big Time Rush became an overnight sensation in November 2009 when the scripted TV show of the same name launched on Nickelodeon. The show focused on the Hollywood adventures of four hockey players from Minnesota after they were selected to form a boy band. The show became a huge success and later, Carlos, Kendall, James and Logan came to life as a band off the screen, releasing three full length albums and performing across the globe. As the show concluded in July 2013 and after four years of recording music and touring as a band, they went their separate ways but remained close friends through the years.

After seven years, in an effort to bring joy to their fans during quarantine around the world, the members of Big Time Rush decided to appear together as a group to send a message of love and togetherness. This was soon followed by a socially distant performance of an acoustic version of their smash hit, “Worldwide”. These appearances resulted in hysteria amongst their fans and in the media, followed by BTR receiving 10+ million streams in 2020 alone. Four seasons of the TV show were added to Netflix in March 2021 and have appeared in the Netflix “Top 10” trending titles.

The power group kicked off 2022 stronger than ever with the launch of their wildly successful, sold-out Forever Tour, as well as all new music, including hit singles “Honey,” “Fall,” and “Not Giving You Up.” The Forever Tour sold over 300,000 tickets across North America with numerous sell outs including sold-out shows in Chicago, at New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden and on all dates on their Mexico Tour and concluded in 2023 in South America.

In addition to a massive sold-out tour, 2022 also included live performances at the Latin Kids Choice Awards, iHeart Music Festival, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the premiere of their first pay-per-view event, The City Is Ours, a concert film capturing the band’s sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

About Musikfest

A record-breaking 1,330,000 people attended Musikfest in 2023. The 11-day festival featured over 500 free performances, across 16 stages located throughout the City of Bethlehem. The 41st Musikfest is scheduled for Aug. 2 – 11, 2024, with a special preview night on Aug. 1. This year’s Musikfest 2024 poster artist is Banana Factory Artist-in-Residence and Teaching Artist Lauren Beck. To see the poster and learn more about Beck’s vision for it, along with information about the festival, visit



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