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Citadel Country Spirit USA, the popular music festival, is returning Aug. 27 to 29

05/17/2021 04:38PM ● By Steven Hoffman
Organizers made it official last week: the Citadel Country Spirit USA, Philadelphia’s Country Music Festival, is happening this year and will take place from Aug. 27 to 29 at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in Chester County.
Heralded as a “great American festival experience,” this year’s headliners are Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert and Chris Young. The three-day festival features 20 country music acts performing live music on two stages – 14 nationally recognized artists on the GMC Sierra Stage and popular up-and-comers on the Citadel Rising Star Stage.
Brantley Gilbert headlines on Friday, Aug. 27. Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, RaeLynn and Muscadine Bloodline also perform.
Miranda Lambert headlines on Saturday, Aug. 28. Brett Young, Carly Pearce, Jon Langston and Niko Moon also perform.
Chris Young, headlines on Sunday, Aug. 29. Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery and Lindsay Ell also perform.
The 2020 festival was postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic.
Festival producers announced that there will be limited capacity this year. In addition, a few changes will be made to the site ensuring that those who choose to socially distance may do so while still seeing the show.
“At Citadel Credit Union, we are dedicated to building strength within our community,” said Jeff March, president and CEO of Citadel Credit Union. “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.”
Hosted by Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, the festival is held at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, located in the countryside of Philadelphia just minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Downingtown and West Chester exit.
Citadel Credit Union, a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving the Greater Philadelphia area, is the title sponsor for the third year. 
For over 80 years, Citadel has provided financial strength to families, businesses, and communities. Focused on “Building Strength Together” today and tomorrow, Citadel supports prosperity for the community through events such as Citadel Country Spirit USA.
Previously purchased three-day passes, single-day tickets and parking upgrades are being honored for the 2021 dates. Tickets for the 2021 festival, starting from $89 plus fees, are on sale now. 
Purchase Reserved, Pit and General Admission three-day passes and single-day tickets online at To charge by phone, call 1-800-514-3849. Again in 2021, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.