Back by popular demand! Check Willie Nelson’s website for ticket info.
photos: Rick Diamond / Frazer Harrison / Larry Busacca
Willie Nelson, Eric Church and Sheryl Crow are set to headline the inaugural American Roots Festival, coming up on Oct. 17 and 18 in Raleigh, N.C.
In addition to Church, Nelson and Crow, the festival will also feature Chris Stapleton, the Roots, Modest Mouse, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Grensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, with more acts to be announced in the following weeks.
“Raleigh has an energy that celebrates the best in music, food and arts, making it the perfect place to launch the American Roots Music & Arts Festival,” says Blackbird Production Partners’ Keith Wortman. “This incredible lineup, headlined by North Carolina’s own Eric Church, along with the Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration, will give music fans and the Raleigh community an unforgettable experience.”
Tickets are currently on sale at LiveNation.com, with two-day passes starting at $79. VIP packages are also available. More information can be found at AmericanRootsFest.com.
Church, a North Carolina native, is set to perform during both nights of the festival. The country star, who has been announced as the headliner for WE Fest 2016, recently showed up at Charlie Daniels‘ 40th anniversary Volunteer Jam for a surprise performance, and opened Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater with two acoustic shows. On the first night, he shared a new track, “Three Year Old,” inspired by his older son, Boone McCoy. Church and his wife Katherine welcomed their second son, Tennessee Hawkins, in February.
by: Craig Hlavaty
The Stafford Center in Houston announced that Willie Nelson & Family will perform on November 24th.
Nelson last played Houston at the House of Blues in Nov. 2014.
The Stafford Centre is located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford. It routinely hosts classic-country shows and Nelson himself is no stranger to the venue.
This year has been a busy one for Willie Nelson. He’s released an autobiography, a new album with his good friend Merle Haggard, and announced plans to sell his own line of marijuana in states where it is legal. On top of all this he found time to record a song with country throwback Kacey Musgraves for her newest release.
Tickets have moved very fast since a pre-sale went live. There is currently a waiting list for tickets.
As he has done over the past few years, Willie Nelson returns to ACL Live for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. This year the party extends to three nights with shows on Tuesday, Dec. 29, Wednesday, Dec. 30 and Thursday, Dec. 31. New country sweetheart Kacey Musgraves will join Willie for the party on all three nights, and his son Lukas Nelson will also perform.
Musgraves was a standout at Willie’s Fourth of July Picnic earlier this year and she shot the lovely video above at the White Horse while in town.
Tickets are on sale now, for $99-$157.
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
JUST ANNOUNCED: NIGHT ONE
TUESDAY DECEMBER 29
FIRST NIGHT!WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY NEW YEARWITH KACEY MUSGRAVESAND SPECIAL GUEST LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
Mezzanine not available for pre sale.
JUST ANNOUNCED: NIGHT TWO
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30
SECOND NIGHT!WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY NEW YEARwith Kacey Musgravesand special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Mezzanine not available for pre sale.
JUST ANNOUNCED: NIGHT THREE
THURSDAY DECEMBER 31
THIRD NIGHT!WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY NEW YEARwith Kacey Musgravesand special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Mezzanine not available for pre sale.
Ring in 2016 with, Willie Nelson and Family, along with Kacey Musgraves, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real for three nights in December.
Get tickets for all three nights starting Friday, October 2 at 10:00 AM CT. Premium Packages are available starting Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 AM CT.
Saturday, September 26 2015 – Sunday, September 27 2015
at The Park at Harlinsdale, Franklin, TN 37064
Show at 10:00AM
A General Admission Pass gets you admission to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm for one or two days of the festival, including:
Presale tickets and Premium packages are available now from Willie’s Website for Willie’s 11/25/15 show at the Civic Center in Abilene, TX.
Get your tickets before they go on sale to the public here:http://bit.ly/1NotjH7
photo: Janis Tillerson
Willie Nelson’s fan club is offering pre-sale tickets and premium packages afor Willie’s 10/24 show at Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, WI w/ Merle Haggard.
Get your tickets before they go on sale to the public here:http://bit.ly/1Nl9RuC
Tickets go on sale to public today, Friday, via Ticketmaster.
by: Piet Levy
There’s no rest for the 82-year-old Red-Headed Stranger.
After headlining two shows at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Northern Lights Theater a year ago this month–in addition to scores of other gigs and releasing two more albums–Willie Nelson is playing the Milwaukee Theatre on Oct. 24 with his family band. And this time, Merle Haggard, 78, will be joining him. The country legends collaborated on a new duets album, “Django and Jimmie,” which debuted at the top of the Billboard country charts in June.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $49.50 to $98, available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office (500 W. Kilbourn Ave.), by calling (800) 745-3000 or visiting ticketmaster.com.
by: Andy Beta
Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn Benefit
Prospect Park Bandshell
62 West Dr., Brooklyn, NY
Willie Nelson began his country music career penning hits for the likes of Patsy Cline and Ray Price, but in the 1970s, albums like “Redheaded Stranger” and “Stardust” became smash successes. Once branded an outsider and then an outlaw by Nashville, Mr. Nelson embodies the true spirit of country music, whether he’s collaborating with Snoop Dogg,Kid Rock, or Merle Haggard.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. This iconic Texan has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. His latest releases include Heroes (May 2012), which showcased new songs and deep country classics and spent five weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart; Let’s Face The Music And Dance (April 2013); To All The Girls…(October 2013); as well as a book titled Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times‘s best-seller list. This man has done nearly everything exceptplay the Bandshell, so let’s show him a lotta love the Brooklyn way.
Adding another feather in this cap, recent members of the Grand Ole Opry Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) will be joining the lineup. Since their humble beginnings nearly 15 years ago busking on corners in New York, the band has gone on to tour the world; sell over 800,000 albums; become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion; play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival; and most recently win a Grammy for their 2014 album Remedy. With their boundless energy and spirit, it’s always a good time when OCMS is on the stage.
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In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.
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by: Sean Loughlin
Willie Nelson’s career began in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until the mid 1970s that he became a bona-fide country and pop star. His 1975 album “The Red Headed Stranger” was his breakthrough hit and helped foster in the genre of music known as “outlaw country.” Nelson’s most successful year was 1978 when he released the album “Waylon and Willie” with Waylon Jennings which featured the hit song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.” That same year Nelson released “Stardust” which was a successful album of pop standards. Nelson experienced crossover success in the early 1980s with a remake of the Elvis Presley hit “You Were Always on my Mind.”
Old Crow Medicine Show is a string band from Nashville, Tenn., that plays music described as folk and alt-country. The band’s debut album “O.C.M.S.” was released in 2004, and since that time there have been four more studio releases: “Big Iron World,” “Tennessee Pusher,” “Carry Me Back” and “Remedy.” Perhaps their most well-known song is “Wagon Wheel,” which singer Ketch Secor co-wrote with Bob Dylan. In 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will host a fantastic double bill at Festival Park on Saturday with Nelson and Old Crow Medicine Show. Nelson is an American icon whose dedication to social causes is almost as impressive as his musical career. He’s a true living legend who continues to influence younger generations of musicians. Despite the fact that Nelson has been at it since the 1960s, this outlaw country star is still one of the best in the business and delivers night after night on stage. Fans can look forward to hearing hits from throughout Nelson’s career. Old Crow Medicine show combines the energy of punk rock with the musicality of folk and country, making for a truly unique style. The pairing with Nelson is an excellent one and will make for a special night for all in attendance.
WHAT’S NEW: In September Nelson will play at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago along with John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $49.50.