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Find out details on how you can win tickets to the Heartbreaker Banquet, at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas, outside of Austin, Texas.
It’s an invite-only show, but you can have a chance to win tickets here.
Launching in 2012, New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios partnered with innovative content production company Robot Fondue, to produce a truly unique, one-day music festival at Willie Nelson’s private “Luck, Texas” ranch. Now an annual event, Heartbreaker Banquet features a dynamic, day-long line up during SXSW that combines the best in americana rock and indie-folk music, and is attended by an elite, hand-selected group of tastemakers in film, fashion, music, and entertainment. 2012 and 2013 performances included: Shovels & Rope, Gary Clark Jr., Phosphorescent, Michael Kiwanuka, Jim James, Valerie June, Father John Misty, Blitzen Trapper, Billy Joe Shaver, Hurray For the Riff Raff, and many many more.
by: Kory Grow
Shovels and Rope, J. Roddy Walston and the Business and Lucius highlight third annual Heartbreaker Banquet at Willie Nelson’s ranch outside of Austin, TX.
Micah Nelson and Insects vs Robots, too!
Willie Nelson’s private “Luck, Texas” ranch, which served as the setting of the country icon’s Red Headed Stranger movie in 1986, will be welcoming some new strangers during South by Southwest this year. The ranch will be the site of the third annual Heartbreaker Banquet, a daylong concert on Thursday, March 13th that includes pop-up shops, local food and performances by 18 rock, country and roots bands. The music talent this year includes Shovels and Rope, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Lucius, the Felice Brothers, Hurray for the Riff Raff and the Wild Feathers. The event’s organizers also said in a statement, “Surprises are in store.”
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The concert will take place on two stages this year, and the event will make use of the whole Luck, Texas “town.” The outdoor “Medicine Show” stage will be erected in front of Willie Nelson’s “World Headquarters” on the ranch’s main street and a “Chapel Stage,” built for acoustic performances, will be set up in the ranch’s 50-seat church. The Midnight Moon saloon will serve as a free bar, and the Banquet will also make use of the town’s general store and jailhouse, the latter of which will serve as a pop-up shop with several vendors.
The Heartbreaker Banquet 2014 is being held this year to benefit the SIMS Foundation, which offers mental health services to Austin musicians.
Heartbreaker Banquet Lineup
Medicine Show Stage:
Shovels and Rope, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Lucius, the Felice Brothers, Clear Plastic Masks, Nikki Lane, the Wild Feathers, Elle King and a surprise headliner.
Willie Watson, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Shakey Graves, John Fullbright, Noah Gundersen, Mechanical River, Jonny Burke, Sons of Fathers and Insects Vs. Robots
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The line-up is a rocking group including Jim James, Michael Kiwanuka and Shovels & Rope, and the location at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas Ranch is not too shabby. The old western town built for Willie’s film “Red Headed Stranger” provides the backdrop with performances on an outdoor stage at the ranch and an acoustic, intimate 50-seat chapel.
The ranch is located 30 minutes west of Austin and buses are picking up guests off South Congress, if you’re already in the city. Oh, and tickets to the event are free to the public. Yes – free! Codes to redeem tickets are being released on the Heartbreaker Banquet social media pages and through their email list.
The Nelson family and Habitat for Horses are pleased to announce that we are reinstating our Willie Signature Horses series of horses, four of which are now up for adoption. These horses are currently living on Willie’s ranch in Luck, Texas. They are healthy and ready to go to a loving forever home. Visit the Habitat for Horses website for details. http://www.habitatforhorses.org/willie-nelson-signature-series-horses/
Willie Nelson has adopted and fostered over 75 horses from Habitat for Horses over the past decade. Habitat for Horses, Inc. is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas to promote and secure the safety and well being of all horses, encourage education concerning the physical and mental health of horses, explore and establish connections with young adults who can benefit emotionally from involvement with horses, promote the proper training of horses, and provide a home for those horses who are no longer able to be productive.
The Nelson family has been working with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), a small and effective animal welfare lobbying group in D.C., to draw attention to American horses who are being slaughtered for human consumption overseas. Horse slaughter plants in the U.S. have been voted out by their states, but until there is a federal ban, slaughter-bound horses are being trucked in extreme temperatures and long distances without food and water to Mexico and Canada.http://awionline.org/content/slaughter. Over 80 percent of Americans polled are for a federal ban on horse slaughter for human consumption. Ask Congress to do right by the horses.
photo credit: www.LuckFilms.com
Janis from Texas took this picture of Willie Nelson, in Aug 2007. Willie was demonstrating his new Bad Boy lawnmower for us in Luck, Texas. Willie later raced this lawnmower in the filming of his video for “You Don’t Think I’m Funny Anymore.”
That same wonderful day in Luck. We had him all to ourselves for a couple hours, and it was very special.