The popular band’s original members will headline the Wind Creek Steel Stage on Sun., Aug. 7, 2022
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is proud to welcome Poison to its flagship festival, Musikfest, in 2022. The group’s original members (Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett) will rock the Wind Creek Steel Stage at PNC Plaza on Sun., Aug. 7. This show was originally scheduled for Musikfest in 2020. Previously sold tickets will be honored, ArtsQuest’s box office will be reaching out to all ticket holders via email. Member access begins on Tues., Feb. 1 and the remaining tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Fri., Feb. 4 on musikfest.org. For more exclusive ticket access and advance purchase opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today.
Poison, known for their hit songs “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Nothin’ But A Good Time” “Unskinny Bop” and more, started their journey playing in Pennsylvania bars and then the Los Angeles club scene. Their early album “Look What The Cat Dragged In” sold more than three million copies. The album “Open Up and Say…Ah!” sold more than eight million copies out of the gate and their “Flesh & Blood” album went multi-platinum. Lead singer Bret Michaels, a Pennsylvania native, also gained fame through his smash hit television show “Rock Of Love” and his winning season on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Michaels was awarded Humanitarian Of The Year at the 2019 Hollywood Christmas Parade. His philanthropic work includes his Life Rocks Foundation which supports causes such as diabetes awareness, and fundraising for children with cancer, veterans’ organizations and animal rescues.
This show will be sponsored by Rich Mar Florist with media partners WLEV and 99.9 the Hawk. Musikfest will take place Aug. 5 – 14, 2022. Country music superstar Kelsea Ballerini is set to perform on Thurs., Aug. 11 and GRAMMY-award winning country music band ALABAMA will take the stage on Sat., Aug. 13. Additional announcements will be shared throughout the year. The new Musikfest poster, by renowned fine artist Bart Cooper, was unveiled in Nov. Visit musikfest.org for more information. Overall, an estimated 1,127,000 people attended Musikfest in 2021 and the 11-day festival had an estimated $67 million impact on the Lehigh Valley Region of Pennsylvania.