Scenes from the 2019 festival.

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 Philadelphia, from Aug. 28-30. Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds sets the scene.

Just in time for the holidays, Three-Day Early Bird Passes go on sale at 10 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 22. Don’t miss an opportunity to get your three-day passes at the lowest cost for the 2020 festival. Tier 1 prices will start from $219 plus fees for a limited time while supplies last.

Purchase Reserved, Pit and General Admission Three-Day Early Bird Passes and Preferred Parking online at countryspiritusa.com/tickets. To charge by phone, call 1-800-514-3849. Note: Public purchases cannot be made prior to 10 a.m. (EST) Nov. 22.

Headliners and other artists in the lineup will be announced at a later date. Single-day tickets will be available after entertainers are announced.

Earning its reputation as a Great American Festival Experience, Citadel Country Spirit USA will feature 20 country music acts performing nearly 30 hours of 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. WXTU is the festival’s media partner.

While music is the main attraction, festival-goers are treated to a celebration with like-minded country music fans, an array of activities and fanfare, a wide selection of food vendors, restaurants, libation establishments and lounges for socializing and having fun.

“We’re very proud to align with this tremendous event,” said Susan Hamley, executive director of the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau. “In addition to visitation by festival-goers, our reward is destination awareness that resonates nationally.”“Producing a festival of Citadel Country Spirit USA’s size and magnitude is a colossal, collaborative endeavor. We are very appreciative of our fans, sponsors and community partners for their support,” Alan Jacoby, the event’s executive producer, said.

Citadel, one of the largest credit unions serving the Greater Philadelphia area, is the festival’s title sponsor for the third consecutive year. As a local financial institution focused on “People Helping People,” Citadel is dedicated to supporting the communities it serves through events such as Citadel Country Spirit USA.  Again in 2020, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.