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Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus Coming to Musikfest

Guitar legends Peter Frampton, B.B. King and Sonny Landreth will headline Musikfest on Aug. 5. Tickets on sale next week.

 

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton, blues icon B.B. King and Sonny Landreth will share the stage when Frampton’s Guitar Circus rolls into Musikfest Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the show, which will take place at the festival’s Sands Steel Stage, are $39 and $54 and go on sale Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Friday, March 15, 10 a.m., to the public. They’ll be available at musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

Best known for his classic live album, Frampton Comes Alive, Peter Frampton is the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician who got his start as the lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. He also co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie, before launching a successful solo career.

Frampton Comes Alive, released in 1976, featured the hits “Show Me the Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way and “Do You Feel Like We Do” and went on to become one of the top selling live records of all time.

One of the most influential blues musicians of all time, B.B. King is known as “The King of the Blues.” After more than six decades of performing, this multiple-time Grammy winner is still going strong, singing and performing around the world.

Since King first started recording in the ‘40s, he has released well over 60 albums, with hits such as “Three O’Clock Blues,” “Sweet Little Angel” and "The Thrill Is Gone." In 1980 he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Blues Hall of Fame, and in 1987 he joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Kicking off Frampton’s Guitar Circus is Sonny Landreth, whom Eric Clapton calls "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced."

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