Friday, July 23 2021 1:56

Citadel Country Spirit USA

Written by County Lines Magazine

Back for year three!

August 27–29, Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds

It’s back! Citadel Country Spirit USA, Chester County’s three-day country music festival in the Brandywine Valley is back for year three. Mark your calendar for August 27–29 to head to Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds. Better yet, buy your tickets now for this year’s festival.

Country music fans are hoping this third year for the festival is yet another charmer. Its inaugural year in 2018—with headliners Brad Paisley, Alabama and Toby Keith—drew rave reviews from fans, sponsors and community partners along with over 20 thousand fans who enjoyed three perfect days and nights of music. The 2019 show, featuring Little Big Town and Old Dominion, attracted more fans to the scenic 33-acre site.

The 2020 show was postponed until this year due to the pandemic, and the 2021 event will have limited capacity. Also expect a few changes to the site to accommodate social distancing options.

This year’s headliners are Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert and Chris Young performing on the GMC Sierra Stage. Maddie & Tae along with Lily Rose were recently added to the lineup for Saturday. Over three days, you can hear 20 country music acts performing live on two stages—14 nationally recognized artists on the main stage and popular up-and-comers on the Citadel Rising Star Stage.

Citadel Federal Credit Union is the event’s title sponsor again this year. “After a year of unknowns and difficulty, we’re thrilled to be part of an event like Citadel Country Spirit USA that will once again allow us to build strength, and to do it together,” said Jeff March, Citadel’s president and CEO.

While music is the main attraction, concert-goers will be treated to a country music celebration, activities, food vendors and libations to please every palate.

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

Join the fun—cowboy hats and boots optional!

If You Go

When: August 27–29

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

Tickets: 3-day passes from $249; single-day tickets from $89, plus fees. Purchase Reserved, Pit and General Admission passes. Passes purchased for 2020 will be honored.