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BILLY OCEAN TO PERFORM AT MUSIKFEST CAFÉ

Grammy winning Singer-Songwriter Billy Ocean will perform Sun., Oct. 2

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is excited to announce chart-topping, platinum recording artist Billy Ocean will perform in the Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling on Sun., Oct. 2. Tickets for this show will go on sale for ArtsQuest members at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 9 and Fri., June 10 for the general public at steelstacks.org. For more exclusive ticket opportunities, become an ArtsQuest Circle donor today.

Trinidad born, Britain raised Rhythm and Blues singer/songwriter Billy Ocean first found his place on the UK and US music charts with his second single “Love Really Hurts Without You,” followed by “Love on Delivery,” “Stop Me,” “Lover Boy,” and the Grammy winning song “Caribbean Queen.” Ocean developed his musical style through mixing his love for calypso with early influences like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and of course The Beatles. Over the course of three decades Ocean continued to write chart-toppers like “When the Going gets Tough,” the title song for Jewel of the Nile’s soundtrack. After a much-need break resting and regrouping with his family, Ocean returned to the stage in 2007 with his daughter Cherie on backing vocals for his world-wide tour. He released “There’ll be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” and “Get Outta My Dreams; Get into My Car,” returning him to the US music charts. In 2020 he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to music, has won a Grammy award for best vocals, two Billboard Music awards, seven ASCAP Pop Music awards and has released 11 full-length albums including 2019’s One World.

For a schedule of upcoming Musikfest Café shows or to purchase tickets visit steelstacks.org.