The music festival was named the best music festival in the country

BETHLEHEM, PA (WPVI) – The music festival has been rocking the Lehigh Valley since 1984 and is now named the number one music festival in North America by USA Today.

A panel of experts worked with USA Today’s 10Best editors to select the top 20 festivals and asked readers to vote for their favorites.

The music festival prevailed against popular festivals such as Coachella and Austin City Limits.

1st Music Festival – Bethlehem, Penn.
2nd Riot Fest – Chicago
3. Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival – Las Vegas

4. Outside the Countries – San Francisco
5th Old Settler’s Music Festival – Tilmon, Texas
6. Desert Daze – Lake Perris, California.
7. BottleRock Napa Valley – Napa, California.
8th Fortress Festival – Fort Worth

9th Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin
10. Coachella – Indio, California.

“Having the Music Festival listed as the best music festival in North America is a tremendous achievement and reflection on the power of a community when it comes to doing something special,” said Kassie Hilgert, president and CEO of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit organization, who does this directs the festival. “We’re excited that the rest of the world now knows what our 1,800 volunteers, 3,300 members, nearly a million attendees and nearly 200 sponsors – including our enormous partnership with 6abc – have long been shouting about.”

The music festival is the largest free music festival in the country and offers more than 500 performances on more than a dozen stages over a period of 10 days.

This summer 6abc is celebrating a partnership with the music festival for the 15th time. The complete lineup and further information about the music festival can be found at

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