Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepsen, whose hit "Call Me Maybe" sold more than 10 million singles worldwide, will kick off Musikfest’s 30th Anniversary celebration with a performance at the festival’s Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza Friday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the concert are $29 and $39 and go on sale Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. to ArtsQuest Members, and on Friday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. to the public. They’ll be available at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.
A native of British Columbia, Canada, Jepsen became an international star with “Call Me Maybe,” which hit No. 1 in more than 35 countries. In the United States, the song spent nine weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, while the video for the song has had more than 350 million views on YouTube.
Jepsen became a household name in her home country after finishing third during the 2007 season of "Canadian Idol." She released her debut recording, "Tug of War," in 2008 and signed with Schoolboy Records and Interscope Records in 2012, releasing "Kiss" in September 2012. In addition to “Call Me Maybe,” "Kiss" also featured the hit “Good Time,” a duet with Owl City that reached No. 3 on the Billboard Pop chart, as well as “Beautiful,” co-written by and featuring Justin Bieber.
Jepsen was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Performance and Song of the Year for “Call Me Maybe.” She has already won an American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and Teen Choice Awards.
Media sponsor for the Carly Rae Jepsen performance is B104. The 30th edition of Musikfest, set for Aug. 2-11, 2013, will feature more than 500 musical performances, as well as 60 food vendors, 45 artisans, fun family programming and more. For details on Musikfest 2013, please visitwww.musikfest.org.