Musikfest to Host Diverse Opening Acts Lineup on the Wind Creek Steel Stage

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Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA July 3, 2024 – Musikfest has now announced all 15 bands who are opening for the headliner shows at the Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza. ArtsQuest has a robust group of performances taking place during Musikfest and the Wind Creek Steel Stage openers are no exception. From female powerhouses, hip-hop duos and sister trios to native Pennsylvanian resonance, gospel jams and self-taught brilliance, the main stage has something for everyone.

Date Headliner Opening Act(s)
August 1 Greta Van Fleet The Beaches
August 2 Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Tonic
August 3 Shinedown StopGap Solution
August 4 Jowell y Randy with Luis Figueroa Nina Dioz
August 5 Slash with Robert Randolph & ZZ Ward Grace Bowers & The Hodge Podge
August 6 Old Dominion Kassi Ashton
August 7 Lynyrd Skynyrd Six Gun Sally: Christina Havrilla
August 8 Black Eyed Peas Flyana Boss: LOGUIDICE
August 9 Big Time Rush Crash Adams: Sorelle
August 10 Ludacris Childish Major: LG
August 11 ZZ Top Foghat


Get your Musikfest tickets now at and join the thousands of people that come to Bethlehem, PA to celebrate music and have the time of their lives at the largest non-gated music festival in the nation!

Enjoy the ULTIMATE Musikfest experience when you upgrade to Steel Terrace tickets! Included in Steel Terrace tickets is reserved seating in one of the Steel Terrace tents, sensational food and an open bar, access via a separate entrance into the Wind Creek Steel Stage and private, air-conditioned bathrooms!

The Beaches

This all-female Canadian rock band formed in Toronto in 2013. In 2017, they released their debut album Late Show, which led to the band winning the 2018 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year. Their release of single “Blame Brett” (from album Blame My Ex) on May 5, 2023, led to the song going viral, increasing the streaming of the band’s catalogue. The single became the band’s second number one on Billboard’s Canada Rock chart, totaling four weeks in the top position. Blame My Ex was released on September 15, 2023, and peaked at number 76 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, the band’s first appearance on the chart.

Luis Figueroa

This Philadelphia native is a two-time Latin GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter studied at the Berklee College of Music and in his teens, he participated in shows such as Star Search, Sabado Gigante and American Idol. He gained international recognition after covering songs by artists like Elijah Black, Trey Songz and Omarion on YouTube. In 2021, he was nominated for Best Pop Artist at the HTV Heat Latin Music Awards. His self-titled album was released in 2022 and spanned three consecutive Top 10 hits on the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart and earned him his first Latin GRAMMY award nomination for Best Salsa Album and Best Tropical Song. The album solidified his status as one of the leading voices and rising stars of the salsa genre.

Nina Dioz

Carla Reyna, better known as Nina Dioz, has grown accustomed to breaking barriers for more than a decade into Mexico’s predominantly male hip-hop scene as an openly queer rapper. Now based between LA and Mexico City, she continues to create meaningful songs that reflect her identity, reality, vision and voice. The first single off her album Reyna, received millions of streams and became one of NPR’s Best Alternative Songs of 2019. It was also named by Germany’s Cosmo Radio “Top Song of the Year.” Her music has been featured in a large number of movies, TV shows and commercials, such as “Primero,” part of the official soundtrack of FIFA’s 21 video game; as well as HBO’s “Insecure,” Netflix’s “Ozark,” Netflix’s “The Unforgivable” (with Sandra Bullock) and Netflix’s “On My Block” – to name a few examples. Her most recent single “Mezcal,” which has charted more than 2 million streams, is a powerful collaboration between Nina Dioz and Hispana.

ZZ Ward

Zsuzsanna Eva Ward, known professional as ZZ Ward, is an American singer/songwriter. Her first single, “Put the Gun Down,” broke into the top 10 on the AAA radio chart in 2013, staying there for 10 weeks, and broke into the top 40 on the Billboard Alternative chart. Her second studio album, The Storm, was released on June 30, 2017, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart in July 2017. Her third studio album, Dirty Shine, was released independently on September 8, 2023, to critical acclaim.

Robert Randolph

NPR has described this gospel band as one with an “irresistible rock’n’roll swagger.” Robert Randolph was included in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The band has released six studio albums and has been GRAMMY nominated four times.

Grace Bowers & The Hodge Podge

Instead of resorting to mere words, chords and leads evoke feelings for the 17-year-old guitarist and band leader, Grace Bowers. It’s why she’s quietly emerged as not only a phenomenon on her instrument of choice, but also as an enigmatic musical presence. It’s why she’s been sought after by everyone from Dolly Parton, Lainey Wilson, Devon Allman and Margo Price to Tyler Childers, Kingfish and Susan Redeshi, and earned acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone and more. The top of 2024 has Grace in the studio with John Osborne (of Brothers Osborne) with her debut album set to release this summer.

Kassi Ashton

This American singer/songwriter made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry on March 15, 2023. With a little bit of rock, a hell of a lot of soul and a throwback R&B groove, Ashton has crash landed on country radio. Named to Ones to Watch lists by publications like Huffington Post and The Tennessean as well as juggernaut radio personality Bobby Bones, Ashton spent 2019 as one of the openers on Maren Morris’s GIRL World Tour. “Dates In Pickup Trucks,” her irresistible debut radio single dropped in February. The release marks the critical next step for the young singer.

Christina Havrilla

Philadelphia area native Christine Havrilla is a self-taught musician known for bringing her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” to audiences everywhere, touring nationally as a solo act as well as with Gypsy Fuzz. After an inspirational time of being based in Portland, Oregon, Christine is once again back in the northeast and frequenting such venues as World Café Live, Steel City, Godfrey Daniels, Jammin’ Java, Burlap and Bean, John and Peter’s, Rockwood Music Hall, Ramshead on Stage and The Tin Pan, to name a few.

Flyana Boss

This American hip-hop duo consists of rappers Bobbi LaNea Taylor and Folayan Omi Kunerede. The two musicians met at the Musicians Institute and bonded over their love for music, eventually forming Flyana Boss in 2019. Since then, they have been making waves in the music industry with their catchy and energetic songs, gaining popularity on platforms like TikTok. They signed to Atlantic Record in 2021, and their song “You Wish” gained popularity online in 2023 after skyrocketing, amassing 1.7 million streams. Flyana Boss is not just a band; they’re a musical revelation. Looking ahead, the duo aims to expand their musical horizons. Collaborations with renowned artists are on their radar. They also plan to explore different musical genres.


Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, LOGUIDICE introduces a new spin on modern pop and R&B. As a graduate of the esteemed Berklee Alumni, her knowledge and skill has brought her to the city of angels, LA, to continue chasing her dream. The experiences and information gathered on this journey has brought her back to where it all started as she gets ready to bring a brand-new collection of music to the Musikfest stage.

Crash Adams

This Canadian pop music duo is most noted as Juno Award nominees for Breakthrough Group of the Year in 2024. The duo consists of Rafaele “Crash” Massarelli and Vince “Adams” Sasso. The duo began making music together in the 2020s but struggles to get attention until hitting on a social media strategy that involved transporting Massarelli’s grandmother’s red couch to unexpected locations to create short TikTok videos. With a quickly expanding fanbase, they released several singles over the next few years until signing with Warner Records/Warner Music Canada, which released the four-song EP California Girl in early 2023.


Sorelle means sister in Italian. These three sisters, Madi, Ana and Bella are famous for their synchronized voices, pure, spontaneous and in perfect harmony. A short TikTok clip of the three covering “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor caught the eye of casting producers and Trainer herself. The video went viral, and the trio got their start in 2019 on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family.

About ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.


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Bryn E. Keeney