The Citadel Spotlight Stage Contest Returns!

  Do you think you or your band have what it takes to rock the Spotlight Stage at Citadel Country Spirit USA this year? Here’s your chance to play at the same festival as superstar headliners Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert & more! Those interested will need to apply online to participate in our […]


Citadel Country Spirit USA, scheduled Aug. 28 to Aug. 30 at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, is postponed until next year. The third annual Citadel Country Spirit USA festival will now take place Aug. 27 to 29, 2021 at the same location. “We were hopeful the COVID-19 situation would improve […]


Samuel Adams, Citadel Country Spirit USA’s newest sponsor partner, has teamed up with The Greg Hill Foundation to support restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19 closures. More than $2.8 million has been raised to date and the effort is still going strong.Restaurant Strong began in Massachusetts on March 18 and brought in $500,000 in donations in […]


Thirteen of 14 artists performing on the GMC Sierra Stage have been announced, including a lineup of current chart-toppers and big names on the country music scene. Brantley Gilbert headlines the festival on Friday, Aug. 28. Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Lindsay Ell, plus another to be announced entertainer, will perform. Dierks Bentley headlines on Saturday, […]


Just in! Superstar Brantley Gilbert, who’s been killing it on the country music charts, joins Dierks Bentley and Chris Young to headline the third annual Citadel Country Spirit USA. Gilbert, who made his bones as a professional songwriter, moved into the big leagues with his Just as I Am album in 2014 and has gained […]


By now you’ve probably heard the news. Dierks Bentley and Chris Young are two of your three Citadel Country Spirit USA headliners. Three-day passes are on sale now for the spectacular festival experience, Aug. 28-30 at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds. The venue is located in the countryside of Philadelphia just minutes from the Pennsylvania […]


Welcome to the first CCSUSA Courier blog post. From big announcements and news snippets to guest columns and contributed posts, we’ll keep you up-to-date on all things Citadel Country Spirit USA leading to and through the third annual festival. Today’s big announcement: The festival returns to Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, less than an hour from […]

It is with heavy hearts that Impact Entertainment, the producers of Citadel Country Spirit USA, must share that the festival scheduled for August 2022 has been canceled.

This decision was not made lightly, but we feel it is the right choice. As a small, family-owned business that specializes in creating high-quality live events/mass gatherings, we fought simply to survive the pandemic and are unable to challenge the largest name in our industry who has chosen to host a new festival in the market on our scheduled dates. With a smaller pool of available talent to choose from due to the increased competition, we do not feel that we can meet or exceed the expectations we set for ourselves, nor those you have come to expect from this project. To those who purchased a ticket during our Early Bird pre-sale, please note that you will automatically receive a FULL REFUND to the card used to make your purchase within 14 days of this announcement.

Before we continue, we would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors, Citadel Credit Union, the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau, the Tri-State GMC Dealers, Boston Beer Company, Main Line Animal Rescue / PASPCA, The Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show, and those on our staff, crew, and family who have given of themselves time & time again to create a show worth attending. This is, of course, in addition to the local municipalities, community members, and public safety teams who all came together to create something spectacular. Together, we have raised over $150,000.00 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), driven over $3 million in additional revenue to the local economy & tourism industry each year, and entertained tens of thousands of fans – all feats we are incredibly proud of.

Finally, to our fans: we truly could not have made it this far without you. It has been an amazing experience hosting so many of you over the years. Our team has made so many memories throughout the creation of this project, and we sincerely hope you were able to do the same.

We at Impact Entertainment are especially grateful to those who purchased a ticket during our Early Bird pre-sale. We know how much faith it takes to purchase early and understand that this news may come as a shock to many. While outside forces may have caused us to reevaluate the viability of this project and change our course, one thing we will never waver on is the fact that our fans are our number one priority. Should you have any issues securing your refund within the next two weeks, please contact the festival directly via our social media channels which will be monitored until every customer has been taken care of. To reiterate, you will automatically receive your refund to the card used to make your purchase; NO ACTION IS NEEDED FROM YOU AT THIS POINT.

Again, we want to thank you all for your support and understanding throughout this process.

All the best,
Impact Entertainment, Sports & Event Marketing LLC

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