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Willie Nelson & Family at Ravinia Festival (June 17, 2017)

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

 

photo and story by Dan Garcia

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Willie Nelson was on the road again last night, as the legendary country singer brought his band and family to the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL, just 20 miles north of Chicago. Supported by his son, Lukas Nelson as his band, Promise of the Real, the 84-year-old Nelson delivered a memorable performance to the packed crowd, bringing a bit of Texas to the Windy City.

Up first for the night was Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, who just finished a big performance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. With Lukas, growing up with Willie Nelson as his dad, and Promise of the Real who have toured with Lukas for years, as well as the amazing Neil Young, the opening performers were more than prepared to get the night started on a high note.

Jamming out to tracks like ‘Four Leter Word’, Find Yourself’, ‘Carolina’, Nelson’s hometown dedicated ‘Just Outside of Austin’ and more, Lukas Nelson gave the Ravinia crowd a half hour of great tunes. Highlights of Lukas Nelson’s set included his many guitar solos, as well as his performance of ‘(Forget About) Georgia’, Nelson’s ode to an ex-girlfriend. Lukas ended his set with a huge minute-long guitar solo to ‘Set Me Down on a Cloud’, with his hair flying every which direction and the crowd giving Willie’s kin a big standing ovation.

As crew finished preparing for the man of the night, the lights turned up in the pavilion and Willie came out to a great the crowd of thousands, who rose to their feet as Willie began his performance. Backed by his loyal band, as well as members of his family, including his (2-year older) “little sister Bonnie” and son Lukas who returned to the stage, Willie was in great company from start to finish. Nelson was also joined by one of his most loyal companions, his beat up Martin N-20 nylon-string acoustic guitar, “Trigger”. And while the guitar looks older than Willie himself, who proves that 84 is the new 50, it still can put on a great show.

Nelson kicked things off with his 1973 track, ‘Whisky River’, a fan favorite and Grammy-nominated classic perfectly tailored to begin a memorable performance. Following with his 1993 ‘Still Is Still Moving To Me’ and his 2002 Toby Keith collab ‘Beer For My Horses’, Nelson performed a number of hits from his entire catalog of tracks that cover over a half a decade.

One of the first big highlight’s of Nelson’s set included his and Lukas’ cover of ‘Texas Flood’, where Lukas took over the vocals and father and son closed out the song by trading guitar solos. Instantly Willie continued the momentum with the classic, ‘Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’, but as Willie was rocking his cowboy hat in front of a huge flag from the Lone Star State, he encourages us to do as he says, and not as he does.

No Willie Nelson set would be complete without a couple entertaining dedications to Mary Jane, and tonight fans were treated to tracks like ‘It’s All Going To Pot’ and ‘Roll Me Up’, where Nelson lays out his desires to be smoked in a joint when he passes away.  And although Nelson is in his 80’s, touring the country keeps him young and he reminded the Ravinia crowd he’s still alive and kicking and won’t be “rolled up” anytime soon, with his track ‘Still Not Dead’, his 2017 response to the various death rumors that have surrounded his name.

From his Hank Williams cover, ‘Jambalaya on the Bayou’, his performance of ‘Georgia On My Mind’, to his encore of ‘Uncloudy Day’, Willie Nelson and company gave Highland Park a night that they will not soon forget.

Set List

Whisky River
Still Is Still Moving To Me
Beer For My Horses
Good Hearted Woman
Funny How Time Slips Away
Crazy
Night Life
Texas Flood
Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
On The Road Again
Always On My Mind
Shoeshine Man
It’s All Going To Pot
Georgie On My Mind
Jambalaya on the Bayou
Roll Me Up
I’ll Fly Away
I Saw The Light
Still Not Dead
Uncloudy Day

Willie Nelson & Family at Ravania, in Highland Park, IL last night

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Thanks so much to Willie Nelson fan and music lover Paul Martell, for sharing pictures from the WN&F show at Ravinia, in Highland Park, Illinois last night. Paul is one of those many fans (Janis Tillerson and everyone you know who you are), who share their photos from shows they go to. All us fans who weren’t there appreciate when someone takes pictures, then goes home and uploads them and sends them to me to share.

Linda,

I just wanted to share a few pictures and a quick note about Willie’s and Lukas’s performances at Ravinia in Highland Park Illinois last night. This was my 46th concert following Willie and I am looking forward to #47 – July 9th at the Outlaw Festival in Milwaukee at the Summerfest grounds.

Lukas and the Promise of the Real opened up with a very energetic set. Some new songs from last I had heard from him as well as a few new members. A keyboard and the steel guitar. Really set the stage for dad.

Willie’s show was great as well. He was highly energized from start to finish and looked very healthy, happy and on top of his game. With the usual tossing of bandanas into the crowd during and after the show, making many fans ecstatic. But to top it off, one lucky fan received his hat, as at the end of the show as he was to walk off stage, he grabbed his hat, held it out and threw it into the center seats. Someone in row 4 or 5 went home flying high. Above the rest of us.

Great show.

Paul

Celebrate Father’s Day with Willie Nelson & Friends, on Sirius/XM Radio

Friday, June 16th, 2017
SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse

Celebrate Father’s Day with a flashback broadcast of Willie Nelson & Family, featuring his sons Lukas and Micah (and special guest Billy Joe Shaver), recorded live at the recent Luck Reunion in Luck, Texas — along with special messages from daughters Paula and Amy Nelson — airing Sunday 6/18 at 3 pm & 8 pm ET exclusively on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 59. Photo courtesy of Janis Tillerson.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at Antone’s 42nd Anniversary Celebration (July 3, 2017)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

ANTONE’S PRESENTS

Antone’s 42nd Anniversary: Gary Clark Jr. with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Very Special Guests

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Mon, July 3, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Antone’s
Austin, TX
$75.00 – $150.00

“All proceeds benefit a very special friend in need.”

 

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

“Me and dad took a ride in his dads old truck that our buddy Tony Sizemore restored for him.”

— Lukas Nelson

Willie Nelson & Family

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Lukas Nelson & Promise of Real in Vail (August 18, 2017)

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Twenty-nine summers ago, President Gerald R. Ford and Willie Nelson led the way for the opening ceremonies of a fledgling performing arts space alongside Gore Creek in the Vail Village.

Three decades later, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will celebrate in style all summer long, culminating in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 30th Anniversary Concerts featuring Rodrigo y Gabriela and Third Eye Blind on Aug. 18 to 19.

Lucas Nelson and the Promise of the Real will open on Friday night, Aug. 18, for Rodrigo y Gabriela and Dead Man Winter featuring Dave Simonett, of Trampled by Turtles, will open on Saturday night, Aug. 19, for Third Eye Blind. Two more opening acts are expected to be announced soon.

Tickets, passes and weekend-long VIP experiences for the celebration are on sale today and expected to sell quickly at http://www.grfavail.com.

“Great music, great experiences, a beautiful structure and an incredible mountain backdrop have made the Ford Amphitheater a special place for everyone who has a connection to Vail,”Dave ChapinVail Mayor

Cultural centerpiece

In the 30 years since its opening ceremony, the Ford Amphitheater has grown to play an iconic role in regional and local art and culture. It has welcomed top-tier orchestras via Bravo! Vail, international dancers and dance companies via the Vail Dance Festival, the GoPro Mountains of Music free concerts in June and hundreds of pop-rock icons to its now-storied stage.

“If you’ve been to Vail in the summertime, then you almost certainly have a wonderful memory from the Ford Amphitheater, whether it’s from a major performance from a marquee artist like Bob Dylan, a lawn picnic Hot Summer Nights free concert, an evening out at the Vail Dance Festival or a moment of inspiration at a Bravo! Vail orchestral concert,” said Jen Mason, director of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the Vail Valley Foundation. “We’ve even had hundreds of young people graduate here and held weddings — it really is a cultural centerpiece of life here in the Vail Valley.”

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Willie Nelson and Family, Stagecoach Festival 2017

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

 


Willie and Lukas Nelson

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real in San Francisco (May 18, 2017)

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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Happy FourTwenty

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

From a couple years back . #happy420 from the Nelsons !

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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July PIcnic Concert in Austin 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

www.austin360amphitheater.com

Tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic are open to the public starting at 10 a.m. on April 21. It’s the third year for the annual event to be held at the Circuit of the Americas and the 44th edition of the picnic overall.

This year’s all-day event features performances from artists on two stages, including Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep At The Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band, Folk Uke.

Tickets are priced at $89.50 for the GA Pit Section and Reserved Seat Section in front of the stage. Reserved bowl tickets are $69.50-$89.50 and $39.50 for H-E-B General Admission Lawn. There are also a limited number of special VIP packages available for sale including the “Outlaw” hospitality package for $350, the “Trigger” package for $450, and “Shotgun” hospitality for $550.

All tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com, thecircuit.com, all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas, or they can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Standard parking lots at Circuit of The Americas open at 10 a.m. and gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater will open at 11:00 a.m. Standard Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Premium Parking, Bus Parking, RV Parking, as well as campsites are also available for purchase at the time tickets are purchased.

Live Nation, C3 Presents and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas. The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America’s most celebrated festivals, and the 4th of July Picnic returns to COTA for the third year. Joining Willie at this year’s party is a star-studded cavalcade of his friends.

Ticket and pre-sale information here.  

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson

Friday, April 14th, 2017

photo:  Mike Brooks

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real on Tour

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL

DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
TOUR: LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
05/07/17 FRISCO, TX TOYOTA STADIUM TICKETS
05/18/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
06/10/17 MANCHESTER, TN BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS
06/12/17 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA MCGRATH AMPHITHEATRE INFO TICKETS
OPENING FOR WILLIES NELSON
06/14/17 MADISON, WI BREESE STEVES FIELD
06/16/17 HIGHLAND PARK, IL RAVINIA FESTIVAL INFO
OPENING FOR WILLIE NELSON
06/18/17 HUNTER, NY MOUNTAIN JAM TICKETS
06/21/17 VIENNA, VA THE FILENE CENTER INFO TICKETS
OPENING FOR SHERYL CROW
06/23/17 LAYTONVILLE, CA KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS
06/24/17 LAYTONVILLE, CA KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL

www.PromiseoftheReal.com

 

Willie Nelson announces he will release album with sons Micah and Lukas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

nadine ford

www.wideopencountry.com
by:  Lorie Liebig

Willie Nelson is releasing a new album later this month, but he already has a whole new project in the can.

During a special interview for SiriusXM in support of his upcoming record God’s Problem Child, Nelson revealed he’s recorded an album with his sons Lukas and Mikah. There’s currently no other details on the project, but it once again shows that Nelson has no plans of slowing down.

Earlier this year, fans were worried about the country legend after he cancelled multiple dates due to unknown health problems. During his April 4 interview alongside producer Buddy Cannon in Nashville, he was clearly in good spirits.

A group of lucky SiriusXM subscribers had the opportunity to hear Nelson chat along with a sampling of new songs from God’s Problem Child, due out April 28. He spent time reminiscing on his early days in Nashville, throwing back beers in Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

He explained that the beloved bar was the place Patsy Cline’s husband, Charlie Dick, first heard a demo of “Crazy” playing in their jukebox. A short time later, Dick drove a somewhat intoxicated Nelson over to their house. Although Willie refused to come inside, Dick played the demo for Cline, who immediately fell in love with it.

Stories like these, along with his description of a night where he decided to lay in the middle of Broadway just for laughs, showed off Nelson’s eternal sense of humor. And although there were plenty of lighthearted moments, Nelson became more serious when discussing the passing of his close friend and collaborator, Merle Haggard. He kept his comments brief, but noted his immediate connection with “He Won’t Ever Be Gone,” a track that penned in honor of Haggard on the day he passed.

Nelson is in town to honor Haggard with a performance at a star-studded tribute concert to be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tomorrow, April 6. The event will mark the one year anniversary of Haggard’s passing.

Look out for Nelson’s interview to air on his SiriusXM channel Willie’s Roadhouse later this month. We here at Wide Open Country will also keep you posted on details of his new project as they happen.