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Willie Nelson & Family at Tail Gate and Tall Boy’s Festival in Chillicothe, IL (June 24, 25 2016), with Kris Kristofferson, Kid RockSunday, June 19th, 2016
Rose Music Center at The Heights
6800 Executive Boulevard
Huber Heights, OH
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – 7:00 PMCountry music icon Willie Nelson will team up with award-winning group The Mavericks for a one night only show at Rose Music Center at The Heights on Wednesday, June 22nd.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.
In the last five years alone he delivered nine new album releases (of which one resulted in a Grammy Award win), released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 2013, Willie’s albums included Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and To All The Girls… which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers.
In 2014, he released Band of Brothers, a 14-track studio album of new recording that debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart, and December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1, an eclectic album collaboration of intimate new recordings from Willie and Sister Bobbie Nelson. This year he adds two more titles.
On May 5, 2015, “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list. In June, a new album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart.
Willie Nelson and Family are coming to Colorado this Summer with special guest Kacey Musgraves. He will be at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:30.
Tickets are on sale online at AXS.com
or charge tickets by phone at 888.929.7849. General Admission and reserved tickets are $27.50 – $149.50 plus applicable service charges.
This is an all ages show.
7/26/16 Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, ID
Willie Nelson and Family will return to Boise Idaho for a concert on July 26. On his way to Colorado for the show here on July 30th! Yay! Tickets go on sale June 10, via Ticketmaster, for $65.00.
For more information: http://idahobotanicalgarden.org/outlaw-field-summer-concerts/
Don McClean will open the show
AOL will stream Willie Nelson & Family @ Country 500: The Great American Music Fest at Daytona (May 28, 2016)Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Country 500, The Great American Music Fest at Daytona, will bring together the biggest names in country this Memorial Day weekend from May 27 – 29, and you won’t want to miss any of the action. The three-day festival will take place on the infield of the world-famous Daytona International Speedway.
Lucky for you,and go90 will be live streaming many of the performances throughout the weekend, which will include appearances by Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Sarah Evans, Jennifer Nettles and more.
Fans everywhere can watch the show by either streaming it right here on or downloading the go90 app on your mobile phone and streaming it live from wherever.
Organizers today announced the full artist lineup for the first-ever Country 500 – The Great American Music Fest at Daytona –, to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 28 & 29, 2016. Country 500 will take place on the infield of the world-famous Daytona International Speedway, a historic first mega-music festival inside the hallowed grounds of one of the most iconic motorsports venues in the world.
Three-day weekend passes, VIP packages, camping and travel packages are on sale now through Country500.com. Fans should plan to take advantage of the special early bird pricing ($199) for 3-day weekend general admission passes. Tickets are available online.
The complete artist lineup for Country 500 will feature:
Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Trace Adkins, Jennifer Nettles, Dustin Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, Frankie Ballard, Jamey Johnson, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Stapleton, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, Brothers Osborne, Marty Stuart, Clare Dunn, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Joe Diffie, The Cadillac Three, Eric Paslay, Josh Thompson, Mo Pitney, Craig Campbell, Mac Powell, Brooke Eden, Jamestown Revival, Frank Foster, and Charlie Worsham.
Country 500 festivities will be spread over three days and nights, with music programmed on three huge performance stages—all specially designed and built for the festival. Just as it is for the great races at the Speedway, Country 500 will allow fans to actually camp out in the infield, literally inside the festival. A full-range of camping opportunities is available for virtually any budget, from pitching a tent to deluxe RV locations. Country 500 also offers on-site lodging and travel packages for a hassle-free way to enjoy the festival. Travel packages include hotel accommodations, roundtrip transportation to the festival grounds and official t-shirts plus festival admission. Visit Country500.com for information on the on-site lodging opportunities and travel packages.
“Shotgun Willie” Kicks Off Buffalo Chip Motorcycle and Music Festival during the Sturgis Rally with a Bang!
Celebrate 35 Years of The Best Party Anywhere® with an Outlaw Legend
You don’t get many chances in your life to share a moment with a legend. But on Friday, Aug. 5, you can be a part of the greatest kickoff party the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has seen in its 35-year history by spending the evening with the one and only Willie Nelson!
Honoring Merle Haggard
Willie Nelson & Family with special guests Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard honoring Merle Haggard
Join us for a special concert event honoring the late Merle Haggard with legendary musician Willie Nelson & Family plus a very special guest and another original Highwaymen, Kris Kristofferson LIVE in concert. Also joining the lineup is Merle Haggard’s incredibly talented sons, Ben and Noel, collectively known as The Strangers performing on May 19th in honor of their father.
- Arena, Florence, SC
- $30, $45, $55
- All tickets are for Reserved Seating: $30.00, $45.00, Floor $55.00 -additional fees may apply
- May 19, 2016 8:00 pm
- Buy Tickets Now
Willie Nelson & Family
with Aaron Lewis
September 8, 2016
377 Riverside Dr E,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
For ticket information:
by: Brian Mull
Over the last seven decades the American icon has written and recorded songs that transcend genres and generations. He’s influenced and inspired thousands of musicians on the ride and shared the tunes through perpetual touring with his family band. Nelson turned 83 last month and just keeps on playing.
In advance of such a highly anticipated concert at an idyllic venue, we asked area musicians to offer their thoughts on Willie.
Eric Miller is the lead singer and primary songwriter in Wilmington band L Shape Lot, which will open the show for Nelson. Miller was in high school and a self-described “hip-hop kid” when he first heard Nelson’s 1975 concept album “Red Headed Stranger.” Miller describes the opportunity to open this show as a career highlight.
“He’s my all-time hero,” Miller said. “He’s timeless and there’s a purity to who he is as an artist. For a blue-collar musician like myself this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Wilmington singer-songwriter Jim Ashley was one of Nelson’s lucky fans to snag tickets, which sold out in minutes when they went on sale online two months ago.
“I’ve been a big fan since the ’70s,” Ashley wrote in a Facebook message. “I saw him live for the first time in 2012 at Brunswick Community College. And I was blown away! I had heard all the songs, all the albums, I had seen him on ‘Austin City Limits’ and other TV shows. But seeing him live was amazing. His guitar playing especially, he is one of those players that it’s like the guitar is part of him.”
“I don’t play many of his songs,” Ashley added, “and I don’t sound anything like Willie. But I still consider him one of my biggest influences.”
Benji Smith plays stand up bass in Wilmington band No Dollar Shoes.
“For me, growing up, my father only had Willie Nelson tapes and that’s about all he listened to,” Smith said. “I remember blaring that in his old MG convertible driving through corn fields while he would let me steer at 5 years old. Good times.”
Smith’s bandmate, guitarist Jesse Jewell, is also planning to attend the show. He described Nelson as a national treasure who has inspired every musician he knows.
“I’ve always respected Willie for his ability to write serious/heartbreaking songs, all while maintaining the element of fun,” Jewell said. “Lots of songwriters seem to only be capable of either silly or depressing. Willie has always been able to find middle ground.”
Wilmington musician Big Al Hall recalled watching Nelson perform at Farm Aid IV in the late 1980s. There was a revolving stage as the main acts rotated. Nelson spent time there, of course, but also played on the side stage, where he entertained fans between sets. He must have played with 100 different musicians that day, Hall said.
“He’s been a huge inspiration,” Hall said. “I take pride in doing a weekly bluegrass jam (at the Satellite Bar & Lounge). He kept things local when he reinvented himself in Texas. He started a model where a lot of musicians do not have to leave the state of Texas to have a successful touring life. The heart of who he is always comes through in everything he does. His writing is so strong and he approaches music like it’s supposed to be played and shared.”
Wilmington musician and actor Zach Hanner grew up in a musical family in Pilot Mountain, N.C. His introduction to Nelson was also the “Red Headed Stranger” album.
“I just remember listening to it over and over,” Hanner said. “You hear that guitar (Trigger) with the giant hole in it and immediately you know who is playing.”
Hanner lived in New York City in the ’90s, when he saw Nelson play at a club called Tramp’s. Even though Nelson was in his 60s at the time, he played for over three hours.
If you think about it, it’s a phenomenal feat for one person to record songs with artists as diverse as Waylon Jennings, Snoop Dogg, Ray Charles, Keith Richards and Wynton Marsalis and deliver the goods each time.
“I think that Willie has been popular with musicians across the genres because he obviously feels a connection with them, through music,” Jewell said. “He’s such a genuine guy that they feel that connection as well.”
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally to host the 2016 ceremony honoring B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson. B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson are this year’s inductees. Joining Nelson and Staples are Rodney Crowell, Gary Clark Jr. and Taj Mahal.
So great to have Willie Nelson and his band coming back to Colorado! It’s been too long. Willie’s fan club – Club Luck – started selling tickets today. Tomorrow, tickets go on sale for Am Ex card holders and to the gen public on Fri May 13th. Good Luck!