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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.
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.
Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
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.
BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
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.
by: Lydia Woolever
Willie Nelson & Family
Aug. 19, 2015
Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.
8 p.m. $45-75. 410-715-5500.
It’s not hyperbole to call Willie Nelson one of America’s greatest songwriters. After four decades of timeless tunes like “On the Road Again,” he has cemented himself in our national narrative as country music’s ultimate guitar-strumming, pot-smoking, braid-dangling, bandana-donning, hippie-redneck sweetheart.
For one wild Wednesday, hear him live with his full band and fellow Americana musicians, Old Crow Medicine Show.
by: David Menconi
We won’t have Farm Aid again in Raleigh this year, but there’s another pretty big country-leaning festival coming to Walnut Creek this fall. And like Farm Aid, this one also features Willie Nelson: the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. It’s set for Oct. 17-18, with Granite Falls native Eric Church headlining both nights.
So far, the rest of the lineup ranges from college-radio stars Modest Mouse to rocked-up hip-hop band The Roots, plus Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Leftover Salmon, Grace Potter, Chris Stapleton, 2014 Farm Aid headliner Nelson and more.
Tickets go on sale Monday, with two-day ticket prices starting at $79 and going to $1,000. There will be no single-day tickets.
Check livenation.com for further details.
Get tickets here:http://bit.ly/1B9EuOY
You’re invited — Melonie Cannon, Darrell Brothers and Nashville friends pickin’ party tomorrow night (6/16/15)Monday, June 15th, 2015
(No, Willie Nelson won’t be playing, but her musical genius dad Buddy Cannon will be there.
I just really like this photo of Melonie Cannon with Willie Nelson and her dad.)
Hey, Music Lovers, here is some Tuesday night fun to look forward to!
Tomorrow night, June 16th, Melonie Cannon and some of her talented Nashville musician friends are getting together, and they’ve invited us to enjoy and watch!
They are calling it Cluckapalooza, and it starts at 7:30 CST to watch it on your computer. It’s only $10.00.
“Cluckapalooza was born from our annual jam sessions at Ashby Frank’s house. These jams are unpredictable, sometimes crazy and the music is something that we wanted to share with everyone. We thought how fun would it be to take our jams onto ConcertWindow?
We always have Hattie B’s hot chicken, because we are obsessed with it, and let’s not forget the cold beer. Our regulars include Ashby Frank (performed with Special Consensus, Lou Reid and Carolina, Alecia Nugent, Marty Raybon, Michael Cleveland, Dirks Bentley, Ronnie Bowman ), Melonie Cannon (Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Sammy Kershaw), Deanie Richardson (Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Bob Seger, The Chieftains, Sister Sadie), Brandon Bostic (Blue Moon Rising, Josh Williams, Becky Buller, Carrie Hassler, Valerie Smith), Gena Britt (Lou Reid and Carolina, Dale Ann Bradley, Seldom Scene, Lonesome River Band, Sister Sadie), and Austin Ward (Kenny and Amanda Smith, Audie Blaylock, Mountain Heart).
Our special guest will be none other than the International Overnight Youtube Superstars, The Darrell Brothers.
Tune In for some great music, Hot Chicken, Cold Beer and You Never Know What Else!!!”
Featuring a classic American rock band, country music’s favorite outlaw, The Original Jersey Boy, Hollywood’s most beloved comedian and a longstanding public radio staple, the Clay Center Presents Fall 2015 performance season is full of legendary acts.
Special add-on events are:
• Willie Nelson & Family, Monday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. – He’s one part musician and one part activist with a healthy dose of heart and soul. Experience a lifetime of legendary music from America’s most esteemed outlaw country artist. Whether he’s penning original songs like “Crazy” or covering classic tunes like “Always on My Mind,” this highly-decorated artist delivers a limitless list of hits.
• Grace Potter, Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. – Grace Potter is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and internationally performing rock musician who has released four studio albums with longtime label Hollywood Records. Her highly-anticipated upcoming release, a solo album titled “Midnight,” is set to come out later in 2015. Of the first single, “Alive Tonight,” SPIN says it, “sounds every bit as Black Keys as it does Sia, a satisfying halfway point.”
• Steve Miller Band, Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. – Some people may call him the space cowboy, some the gangster of love, but none are mistaken about the distinctive groove of this classic American rock band. Feel the magic of “Abracadabra” and “Fly Like an Eagle” as you keep on rockin’ all evening with this storied group.
• Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Saturday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. – Hear that signature, powerful falsetto from the American legend who will always be The Original Jersey Boy. Don’t miss the sweet sounds of this celebrated crooner and his cherished compatriots that brought you beloved classics like “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night),” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.”
The shows included in the season ticket package are:
• Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, The America the Beautiful Tour, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. – This prized public radio show will bring more than two hours of performances including Sweet Harmony with Garrison Keillor and Sarah Jarosz, Piano Master Richard Dworsky, The Radio Rhubarb Band, SFX Man Fred Newman and more. Hear classics from the show’s 41-year history such as Audience Chorale, Poetry Declamation and the News from Lake Wobegon.
• Martin Short, Friday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. – Unpredictable and hilariously uninhibited, this Saturday Night Live all-star cast member with a decades-long entertainment resume has an exalted place in show business as “Hollywood’s most beloved comedian.” Don’t miss an evening of side-splitting wise cracks from this unforgettable comic.
• Mary Poppins co-presented with Charleston Light Opera Guild, October 9, 10, 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m., October 11 & 18, 2 p.m. – Anything can happen when you let it! Follow the story of this practically perfect nanny and her rambunctious charges as they go on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. See the magical Mary Poppins lead a family back to harmony with a combination of practical wisdom and just a spoonful of sugar.
• Christmas with the Annie Moses Band, Sunday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. – Listen to the inspiring message of the season as told through the universal language of music. Hear holiday classics and originals sung with breathtaking vocals from a decorated group that has played Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Bring in the spirit with this exhilarating all-sibling band.
Only season ticket holders can buy tickets now for special event performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Grace Potter, Steve Miller Band and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Season ticket packages start at $94 and include the best seats at the best price – a 15% discount on season shows. Other benefits include the first chance to buy seats before the general public for any new performances added during the Fall season and first opportunity to renew seats for the Clay Center Presents Spring 2016 season.
Season ticket packages are on sale now. Current season ticket holders have until Sunday, June 14 at 5 p.m. to renew and receive seating priority.
In person: Box office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By phone: Call 304-561-3570 during regular box office hours.
Online: Visit www.theclaycenter.org to order online.
Single tickets for all Clay Center Presents Fall 2015 performances will go on sale to the general public Monday, July 6 at 10 a.m. Clay Center members and donors with performance benefits can buy tickets during a special presale beginning Wednesday, July 1 at 10 a.m.
The Clay Center Presents Fall 2015 performance season is sponsored by Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, HealthSmart and Shock Top.
Please note: Tickets purchased through third-party vendors may be fraudulent or priced above face value. All tickets should be purchased from the Clay Center box office in person, online at www.theclaycenter.org or by phone at 304-561-3570.
4th annual Peach Music Festival
•When: Aug. 13-16
•Where: Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa.
•Why go: Founded by the Allman Brothers Band, this festival includes a horde of like-minded jam bands that also place an emphasis on strong songwriting.
Peach Music Festival 2015 Lineup
Willie Nelson and Family, Gregg Allman, Santana, Bob Weir + Billy & The Kids, Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends, Lotus, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Bob Weir, Old Crow Medicine Show, G. Love & Special Sauce, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenues, The Australian Pink Floyd, Beats Antique, Papadosio, Dark Star Orchestra, Hard Working Americans, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Oteil & Roosevelt, Rusted Root, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Dopapod, Cabinet, The Werks, Twiddle, Deep Banana Blackout, Zoogma, Kung Fu, TAUK, Whiskey Myers, Holloway Kadlecik Project, The Heavy Pets, Bobby Lee Rodgers, American Babies, Turbo Suit, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Flux Capacitor, McLovins, Adam Ezra Band, Natalie Cressman, The Alchemystics, Miz & Friends, Tweed, The Blind Owl Band
•Tickets: Four-day passes only: GA, $155; Reserved, $300; VIP, $500; Super VIP, $1000
Willie Nelson has postponed his scheduled May 20 performance at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo due to illness. Miller Auditorium apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused and thanks all the patrons affected for their understanding.
All patrons who have previously purchased tickets to see Willie Nelson are asked to hold on to their tickets. When a new date is scheduled we will contact all ticket holders to exchange their tickets into the new performance. While we are working to reschedule, refunds are available at point of purchase for those interested. The Miller Auditorium Ticket Office has been contacting patrons to notify them of this postponement. Any patrons with questions should call the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday May 20 for the show with the country legend Willie Nelson. Nelson and Family will be performing live at Innsbrook After Hours on Wednesday, September 23.
The 82 year old has produced over 200 albums in his 60 year career.
Nelson is best known for his hit songs Always on My Mind, Crazy, and Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.
The singer-songwriter-activist has won a variety of countless awards such as the National Agricultural Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame.
The concert will go on rain or shine.
Tickets are available online or charge by phone at 804-794-6700.