Archive for the ‘Picnic’ Category

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Willie Nelson’s Picnic

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Willie Nelson and Bee Spears, Fourth of July, 2009 (South Bend, Indiana)

Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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We still miss seeing Bee standing on stage beside Willie.

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My friend Darrin Commerford took these photos on the 4th of July, in South Bend, Indiana, in 2009.

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Willie Nelson, Billy Bob’s Texas (July 4, 2012)

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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photo: Janis Tillerson

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on the Fourth of July (2015)

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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photos: Janis Tillerson

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Nothing outshines American Treasure Willie Nelson

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

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Nothing outshines American treasure Willie Nelson; not even the extreme amount of pyro that ignited before he wrapped his 2019 Fourth of July Picnic & Fireworks.

Nelson and Family was the finale of the day-long event at Austin, Texas’ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas. The annual tradition was inaugurated in 1973 with 40,000 attendees and performances by Nelson, Earl Scruggs, Hank Snow, Sonny James, Tom T. Hall, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

Nelson and Family was the finale of the day-long event at Austin, Texas’ Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas. The annual tradition was inaugurated in 1973 with 40,000 attendees and performances by Nelson, Earl Scruggs, Hank Snow, Sonny James, Tom T. Hall, Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

The 2019 lineup featured David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Gene Watson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Luke Combs.

Enjoy scenes from Nelson’s Independence Day celebrations here.

Hayes Carl at Willie’s Picnic, (with a message from Willie and Annie)

Sunday, July 7th, 2019
Hayes Carl at Willie’s Picnic,
(with a message from Willie and Annie)

photos for Rolling Stone by: Charles Reagan Hackleman

See more photos at www.RollingStone.com

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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic was back in Austin, Texas, on Thursday to celebrate Independence Day. Alison Krauss returned for the first time since 2016, joining Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, who made their Picnic debut. Luke Combs also performed at his first Picnic, delivering a powerful set of hits like “Beautiful Crazy,” “Hurricane” and his new single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart.”

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas on July 4th, 2019.

Of course, it’s the Red Headed Stranger who ties it all together. The outlaw country legend offered his customary staples, from “Whiskey River” to “On the Road Again,” and also nodded to Hank Williams with “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” and “Hey Good Lookin’.”

Nathaniel Rateliff

With roots dating back to Nelson’s first Independence Day bash in nearby Dripping Springs in 1973, the 46th installment of the Picnic marked its fifth year in its current home at Austin360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack outside Austin.

As Ray Wylie Hubbard told Rolling Stone backstage, “You know, all the people who play Willie’s Picnic, they all have an integrity of being songwriters, because Willie is such a great songwriter. But to be a performer [here] it kinda validates ya.”

See more photos from the 4th of July Picnic above.

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic 2019

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Nathaniel Rateliff at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2019

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Thank you Janis Tillerson, for these great shots of Colorado’s own, Nathaniel Ratecliff, performing at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic in Austin

Fans wait for Willie Nelson in Austin (Picnic 2019)

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Paula Nelson and David Alan Coe at Willie’s Picnic

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Sirius/XM Radio To Broadcast Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

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by: Tom Shackleford

Willie Nelson is back in Austin, TX for Independence Day on Thursday, where he’ll celebrate America’s Birthday with the 2019 installment of his 45th annual Willie Nelson 4th Of July Picnic at the Texas city’s Austin360 Amphitheatre.

The holiday performance will feature sets from Outlaw Roadshow tourmates Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and Alison Krauss, in addition to Jamey Johnson, and Luke Combs, to name a few. Fans who can’t attend Nelson’s all-day concert will still get the chance to tune in from their 4th of July BBQs, as the entire event will be streamed live through the veteran guitarist’s SiriusXM channel, “Willie’s Roadhouse,” aka Channel 59 on the satellite radio broadcaster.

The live broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. ET with backstage coverage courtesy of SiriusXM DJs Dallas Wayne and Paula Nelson, and continues all day throughout each performance leading up to Willie Nelson & Family’s headlining set at 11 p.m. Local.

Nelson’s first 4th of July Picnic took place in 1973 as the successor to 1972’s Dripping Springs Reunion in Dripping Springs, Texas. The events came just a few years after groundbreaking events like Woodstock and Monterey Pop Festival showed Nelson the power of large communal, celebratory events. Listen to Nelson talk about his inspiration for throwing the 4th of July Picnic below.

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic Schedule

Johnny Bush (2:10 p.m.)
Billy Joe Shaver (2:55 p.m.)
Gene Watson (3:40 p.m.)
Ray Wylie Hubbard (4:25 p.m.)
Colter Wall (5 p.m.)
Hayes Carll (5:30 p.m.)
Steve Earle & The Dukes (6 p.m.)
Jamey Johnson (7:05 p.m.)
Alison Krauss (8:20 p.m.)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (9:35 p.m.)
Luke Combs (10:40 p.m.)
Willie Nelson & Family (12 a.m.)

Farm Aid II (July 4, 1986)

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Farm Aid II benefit concert was held on this date in 1986 at Manor Downs Racetrack in Texas. The lineup featured a loaded roster incl. Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Bon Jovi, Tom Petty and Willie Nelson.

arm Aid II All Star Lineup (1986)

The music at Farm Aid II will run from dawn until well past dusk.  What follows is a tenative lineup of performers and emcees, in order of appearance.

From 7 until 10 a.m.

Cherokee Rose (with Willie Nelson), Jerry Max Lane, Jubal Clark, Danny Cooksey, Lee Clayton, Boxcar Willie.  Johnny Bush, Gary P. Nunn, Rusty Wier, the Geezinsalw Brothers, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steven Fromholz, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Willie and Waylon Jennings, Alex Harvey, Willie and David Lynn Jones, the Beach Boys, Johnny Paycheck, J.D. Souther with the Nelsons, B.W. Stevenson, David Allen Coe, Dusty Rhodes, War, Roy Head, Minnie Mouse and the Disney characters.

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Judy Collins, Patty Lovelace, Vern Gosdin, Charlie Haid, Little Joe y La Familia, Exile, the Blasters, Judy Rodman, Don Johnson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rob Lowe, David Lindley and El Rayo-X, Sawyer Brown, the Rock and Roll All-Stars (Willie Nelson, John Bon Jovi, Vince Neil, Dickey Betts, Joe Walsh).

From 1 until 4 p.m.

George Jones, Gary Morris, Robert Guillaume, Nils Lofgren, Billy Joe Shaver, Playboy Girls of Rock n Roll, David Soul, Dave Mason, Dwight Yoakum, John Anderson, Bobbie Raitt, Roger McGuinn, Taj Mahal.

From 4 until 7 p.m.

William Lee Golden, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Prine, Roger Miller, the Nelsons, X, John Schneider, Asleep at the Wheel, Doug Kershaw, the Unforgiven, Joe Ely

From 7 until 10 p.m.

The Bellamy Brothers, Alabama, Green on Red, Christopher Hewitt, Los Lobos, Jack Wagner, John Couger Mellancamp with Maria McKee, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, Jason and the Scorchers.

From 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Rick James, Neil Young, Rita Coolidge, Steppenwolf, John Conlee, Delbert McClinton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Kip Addotta, Leslie Phillips, Felix Cavaliere, Willie Nelson and Family, All Star Finale.