Friday, July 26 2019 8:28

Citadel Country Spirit USA

Written by County Lines Magazine

August 23–25 at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds

Great American Country Music Festival Back By Popular Demand

In its inaugural year, Citadel Country Spirit USA, a three-day country music festival in Brandywine Valley, earned rave reviews from fans, sponsors and community partners.

Country superstar Brad Paisley, who closed the show in 2018, said, “This is a case of ‘if you build it they will come.’ It’s a ‘Field of Dreams’ for country music. I’m honored to be here for the first year. Hope it is the first of many.”

Paisley’s wish will soon be a reality. The second annual festival, featuring 20 performers on two stages, is August 23–25 at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, a scenic 33-acre site.

Headliners on the GMC Sierra Stage are Billy Currington on Friday, Little Big Town on Saturday and Old Dominion on Sunday, along with such big names as Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Eli Young Band and Lauren Alaina in the lineup. Between acts on the main stage, winners of the Citadel Battle of the Bands Contest will perform on the Citadel Rising Star Stage.

Citadel Federal Credit Union is the event’s title sponsor for the second consecutive year. “We’re thrilled to give local entertainers an opportunity to shine at Citadel Country Spirit USA,” said Jeff March, president and CEO. “The entire event is a celebration of our community, so it only makes sense to have local talent represented.”

While music is the main attraction, concert-goers will be treated to a great American festival experience, a country music celebration, an array of activities, food vendors, restaurants and libations to please every palate—from Sierra Nevada beer to Barefoot wines and spirits by Crown Royal.

Hosted by the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau, 22,000 fans from 28 states and two Canadian provinces attended the festival last year. Again in 2019, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

So join the fun. Cowboy hats and boots optional!


If You Go

When: August 23–25

Where: Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds,
5 Nantmeal Road, Glenmoore

Tickets: 3-day passes from $249; single-day tickets from $89, plus fees

Information:; 800-514-3849

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