Archive for the ‘Luck, Texas’ Category

Willie Nelson to host benefit dinner at Ranch to Benefit Wholesome Wave (March 17, 2016)

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

by: Karen Lo

All proceeds from the evening, which includes a performance from Nelson himself, will benefit the nonprofit organization Wholesome Wave.

Country music icon and longtime American agriculture supporter Willie Nelson will be hosting a potluck with celebrity chefs at his private ranch near Austin on March 17.

The star-studded feast, which will feature a performance from Nelson himself, will benefit Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing Americans’ access to affordable food.

Chef Michel Nischan, the founder of Wholesome Wave and the 2015 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award, is co-hosting the potluck alongside his longtime friend, Willie Nelson.

Chef Nischan will be joined by a team of celebrity chefs in charge of the meal, including Scott Conant (Corsair), Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta), Dean Fearing (Fearing’s), and John Mitchell (Luvo), for the dinner.

The menu, which will feature sustainably raised and sourced ingredients, and will include “Willie’s Chili” and several other Southern-inspired dishes. The potluck will feature ethically sourced meats from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and spirits from Avion Tequila.

Tickets for the potluck are now available at $375 per guest, though a CharityBuzz auction for two tickets to the dinner, plus front-row seats to Nelson’s performance, is live as of February 4.


Chef’s Pot Luck at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas (March 17, 2016)

Thursday, February 4th, 2016


For more information:

Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX
1100 Bee Creek Rd
Spicewood, TX 78669

Special benefit for Wholesome Wave:

Wholesome Wave is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that strives to create a vibrant, just and sustainable food system. By making fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables affordable and available, it inspires under served consumers to make healthier food choices. Its innovative initiatives are improving health outcomes among low-income families, generating additional revenue for small and mid-sized farm businesses and bolstering local and regional economies in 38 states and counting. Partnering with over 90 community-based organizations at more than 550 farmers markets and dozens of community health centers, hospital systems, food hubs, and retail outlets, Wholesome Wave reaches more than 50,000 under served consumers and their families, as well as thousands of farmers annually.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Win Tickets to Luck Banquet (March 18th)

Friday, December 25th, 2015


In the spirit of the season, we’re giving away some “Pretty Paper” of our own. Just share this video and we will pick a couple of winners  to the Luck Banquet on March 18th, at random. We will announce the lucky winners on 12/27.

Keep it merry and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for contest chances.



FRIDAY, MARCH 18th, 2016

Early Bird Price – Limited Available

Update on early ticket sales:

Hey everybody! The limited 300 Pre-sale tickets sold out in less than 3 min! Thank you again for all of your support. We will release more tickets soon and also event updates in the coming weeks. Please follow our socials and subscribe to our email list to stay on top of the news. – team luck

Willie Nelson to headline festival in Luck, Texas (March 18, 2016)

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

by: Korey Grow

Willie Nelson will headline a daylong festival, dubbed the Luck Banquet, at his Luck, TX ranch in the spring. The festival, which will showcase 20 country, rock, folk and soul artists who will be announced at a later date, will also feature food by Austin chefs and a boutique where locals can sell their wares. The event will take place on March 18th. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon CST on the festival website.

.”We welcome you all to Luck,” Nelson tells Rolling Stone. “Either you’re in Luck or you’re out of Luck.”

The ranch served as the setting of the singer’s Red Headed Stranger movie in 1986. The Banquet, which occurs during South by Southwest, will take place on two stages: in a revival tent next to the chapel and on a main stage overlooking the front porch of the singer’s “world headquarters.” The festival will begin in the tent, where artists will partake in a collaborative “song-swap set,” according to organizers, in the style of Heartworn Highways Revisited, the sequel to the 1976 movie about outlaw country.

“We believe that the best way to honor the true Americana story is by embracing the spirit of the movement and harboring a community that pushes boundaries – celebrating the wild, gritty and ultimately beautiful work of artists we love,” a spokesperson for Luck Productions said in a statement. “The support of Willie, and the opportunity to revive ‘Luck’ as an artistic gathering place, is a gift.”

On the night before the concert, Luck, TX will also host another kind of feast: Chef’s Pot Luck Banquet. It will offer attendees a multi-course meal made by what producers promise to be all-star chefs, and it will benefit Wholesome Wave, an organization that helps low-income families get fresh, locally grown food. Nelson is also set to perform.

Willie Nelson, Luck, Texas

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

One of my favorite pictures, of Willie Nelson in Luck, Texas.  He kindly spent some time with Janis and I one day.  Unforgettable.  Janis Tillerson took this picture.

Willie Nelson, “Bad Day on a Strange Horse”

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, “What’ll I do”

Monday, May 11th, 2015

From Luck Films

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Heartbreaker Banquet at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas (3/19/15)

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

photos and story by: J. James Joiner

Okay, so you’ve spent almost a solid week beating the streets at SXSW. You’re on taco overload, the thought of another high-five-heavy bro-down makes even free booze sound bad, and to top it all off the mounds of complimentary brisket are starting to weigh on your gall bladder. What’s to be done? How about a shindig at OG Austin musical luminary / straight up legend Willie Nelson’s private ghost town?

Read the article and see more great photos:

Willie Nelson and Lily Meola (Heartbreaker Banquet, Mar. 19, 2015)

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

photos: Janis Tillerson


Willie Nelson fans at the Heartbreaker Banquet (3/19/15)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015


Thanks so much to Jenny Begley Bransford for this great photo of beautiful music fans at the Heartbreaker Banquet. (With Patricia Lopez Wiggs, Terry Thompson, Janis Tillerson, Rhonda Quillin, Douglas Milford and Jenny Thompson)


Don’t know who took this photo, but I love it!



Willie Nelson Art

Friday, March 20th, 2015


“The lovely @rosegirl painted this incredible mural yesterday at the ranch and gifted it to my family! Thank you for the wonderful gift.” — Lukas Nelson

photo: Janis Tillerson

Willie Nelson & Family and Friends at the Heartbreaker Banquet Banquet (3/18/15)

Thursday, March 19th, 2015


Thank you Janis Tillerson for sharing photos from last night’s fundraising banquet at Luck, Texas.

Bobbie Nelson and Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson, with Lukas Nelson, Lily Meola and Tom Conway


Turk Pipkin took this photo of the stage.