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Willie Nelson, Outlaw Music Festival, Little Rock, Arkansas (June 29, 2018)

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Great photos by Brian Chilson from the Outlaw Music Festival last night in Little Rock.

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Onstage with Willie was, of course, his sister and longtime collaborator Bobbie Nelson, as were Willie’s sons Lukas and Micah, both of whom had performed sets earlier in the evening. In fact, Willie stepped aside to showcase Lukas’ potent, sultry wail and wildly expressive guitar tone on “Texas Flood,” just in case anybody was wondering how far exactly that apple fell from the red-headed tree.

Highlights included: the way Mickey Raphael’s harmonica wafted in and out like an accordion in some French cafe, a Tom T. Hall tune for good measure, the moments when Willie went mondo surf guitar with his tone and the beautiful delivery of “Always On My Mind” — a rare moment when the octogenarian’s vocal reticence lifted and Willie’s inimitable voice bloomed.

Most transcendent of the entire evening, a poignantly timely rendition of Nelson’s 1986 release “Living in the Promiseland,” sung as a trio with Willie and his two sons.

“Give us your tired and weak
And we will make them strong
Bring us your foreign songs
And we will sing along

Leave us your broken dreams
We’ll give them time to mend
There’s still a lot of love
Living in the Promiseland

Living in the Promiseland
Our dreams are made of steel
The prayer of every man
Is to know how freedom feels

There is a winding road
Across the shifting sand
And room for everyone
Living in the Promiseland

So they came from a distant isle
Nameless woman
Faithless child like a bad dream
Until there was no room at all
No place to run, and no place to fall

Give us our daily bread
We have no shoes to wear
No place to call our home
Only this cross to bear

We are the multitudes
Lend us a helping hand
Is there no love anymore?
Living in the Promiseland.”

Avett Brothers join Willie Nelson on June 20th in Charlotte, NC Outlaw Music Festival

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Willie Nelson & Blackbird presents 2018 Outlaw Music Festival

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

June 22 — Cincinnati @ Riverbend Music Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
More TBA

June 23 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
JD McPhersonMore TB

June 24 — Detroit @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
More TBA

June 29 — Little Rock @ Verizon Arena
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle KidMore TBA

June 30 — Dallas @ Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Ryan Bingham
The Head and the Heart
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
More TBA

July 1 — The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
More TBA

September 7 – Burgettstown, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Sturgill Simpson
Brandi Carlile
The Commonheart
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

September 8 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sturgill Simpson
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
TBA
Other Artists To Be Announced

September 9 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stadium
Willie Nelson & Family
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sturgill Simpson
Terra Lightfoot
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

September 14 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
TBA
Other Artists To Be Announced

September 15 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Greensky Bluegrass
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

September 16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Willie Nelson & Family
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Greensky Bluegrass
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
TBA
Other Artists To Be Announced

Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

September 23 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Willie Nelson & Family at the Outlaw Music Festival 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

The 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour begins Memorial Day weekend (May 25 and 26) in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC.

Click here to see additional dates and lineups for the tour.

Featuring:

Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Alison Krauss
Nathaniel Nateliff and the Night Sweats
Brandi Carlile
The Head and the HEart
Old Crow Medicine Show
Ryan Bingham
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
The Wild Feathers
Delta Rae
Particle Kid

New Shows added to Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Tour

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents & Mark Rothbaum, and Live Nation are thrilled to announce eight additional dates for the second leg of Outlaw Music Festival Tour to close out summer 2018, with Van Morrison, Neil Young + Promise of the Real (Saratoga Performing Arts Center only), Tedeschi Trucks Band, Margo Price, Greensky Bluegrass, Terra Lightfoot, and The Commonheartjoining the second run of dates. The incredible lineup of music stars already includes Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Brandi Carlile, The Head and the Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wild Feathers, JD McPherson, Delta Rae, and Particle Kid. (For artists performing in various cities, please refer to the specific market lineups listed below).

The second leg of North America’s biggest touring festival will stop in eight cities, beginning in Burgettstown, PA and ending Saratoga Springs, NY. Artists performing on each date are listed below. Each festival tour date will feature a unique range of festival attractions including local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans to provide music fans in each city with an unforgettable concert experience.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 6 at 12PM (Local for each venue). VIP packages including great seats and exclusive festival merchandise will be available. Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour. As such, Citi® card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 3 at 10AM (Local for each venue) until Thursday, April 5 at 10PM (Local for each venue) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com.

“The second leg of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour with all my friends is going to be a blast,” says Willie Nelson. “We’ll see you out there this summer!”

“Family. That’s what this touring group of artists, fans and friends are when we come together for our annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour. I am thrilled to continue this journey with Willie, this extraordinary group of performers, and Live Nation,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

“This started out with a one-show storyboard two years ago. Now, you can hear, feel, smell and immerse locally in that joyous exuberance,” says Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Outlaw is really just a celebration of everything Willie, which the Picnic has been for decades.”

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival made its debut in 2016 in Scranton, PA, featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack and Cabinet. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird and Nelson decided to take their band of outlaws on the road as a touring festival in 2017. Last year, the Outlaw Music Festival Tour hosted more than 100,000 fans in amphitheaters and arenas all whover the country. From Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan to Eric Church to The Avett Brothers, fans shared unforgettable music memories and enjoyed unique vendor villages with local food, drinks and shopping. VIP ticketholders got a front row experience and exclusive merchandise. Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2018 is presented by Southern Comfort.

Outlaw Music Festival 2018 Tour Dates and Lineups:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

BURGETTSTOWN, PA – KEYBANK PAVILION

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Sturgill Simpson

Brandi Carlile

The Commonheart

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

HERSHEY, PA – HERSHEYPARK STADIUM

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Sturgill Simpson

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

TBA

Other Artists To Be Announced

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

TORONTO, ON – BUDWEISER STADIUM

Willie Nelson & Family

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Sturgill Simpson

Terra Lightfoot

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

SCRANTON, PA – THE PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

CAMDEN, NJ – BB&T PAVILION

Willie Nelson & Family

Van Morrison

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Greensky Bluegrass

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

HOLMDEL, NJ – PNC BANK ARTS CENTER

Willie Nelson & Family

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Sturgill Simpson

Greensky Bluegrass

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

TBA

Other Artists To Be Announced

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

MANSFIELD, MA – XFINITY CENTER

Willie Nelson & Family

Sturgill Simpson

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Margo Price

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Willie Nelson & Family

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real

Particle Kid

Other Artists To Be Announced