Archive for the ‘Shows’ Category

Willie Nelson & Family will play Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (again) (August 11, 2020)

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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www.rapidcityjournal.com

STURGIS | The Buffalo Chip Campground has come a long way as a concert venue in its nearly 40 years of existence.

Owner and founder Rod Woodruff can still recall the early days, opening the gates at what was then a bare-bones campground east of Sturgis in 1981, and adding the first concerts a year later.

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According to the campgrounds online history, those first acts included Susan Nelson, Johnny Paycheck and the Foggy Notion Band.

Enticing musicians to play in what was then a basic prairie venue, a portable stage with a tarp awning, wasn’t easy, Woodruff said.

“When we started, you couldn’t explain enough where South Dakota was,” Woodruff recalled.

“Even after we got the contracts done, they called us North Dakota,” he said. “South Dakota was just not on the map.”

Now 39 years later, the Buffalo Chip is announcing, on Black Friday, the first five headlining acts for what has become one the largest music festivals in the world for the 80th Sturgis motorcycle rally.

The first of what will be approximately 40 acts for the 10-day run of the rally from Aug. 7-16, 2020, includes Willie Nelson & Family, ZZ Top, REO Speedwagon, Shinedown and Puddle of Mudd.

“All of these guys are going to be the favorite of somebody,” said Woodruff, in an interview Tuesday from Colorado where he was waiting out a winter storm.

Nelson last headlined at the Buffalo Chip in 2016.

Read entire article here.

More information at www.BuffaloChip.com


Missed Willie at the Fair? See him in Stockton on Jan. 13, 2020

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

www.fresnobee.com
by: John Walker

To a sellout crowd, country music legend Willie Nelson performs at the Big Fresno Fair, singing his hit “On the Road Again.”

In the song, Willie Nelson sings that he can’t wait to get back on the road again — though it feels like he’s never off the road.

The 86-year-old country music troubadour, who performed to a sold-out crowd at the Big Fresno Fair in October, on Wednesday announced a new set of tour dates starting in January.

While Nelson and his family band won’t be stopping in Fresno, they will come within a couple hours’ drive.

Nelson will perform at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena on Jan. 4, on the second night of the tour. He then does a three-night run at the Fillmore in San Francisco, before going to Redding and ending up at the Stockton Arena on Jan. 13.

Read more here: https://www.fresnobee.com

Willie Nelson & Family, two nights at the Majestic Theater, San Antonio (Nov. 25, 26)

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Willie Nelson really doesn’t need much of an introduction.

As a pioneer of outlaw country, 86-year-old Nelson is a living legend and one of the Lone Star State’s most revered singer-songwriters.

$49.50 – $99.50, Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com.

Sweet Janis from Texas shared these photos from a show at the Theater in 2017. Wow, what a great place to see Willie Nelson & Family. Of course any place is a great place to see them, but this theater is amazing

Photo thanks to Janis Tillerson

They’ve played there a lot.

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Willie Nelson & Family in Bakersfield (Jan 4, 2020)

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

www.bakersfield.com

Willie Nelson just made a “Rainbow Connection” with Kasey Musgraves at the CMA Awards but he’ll connect again with Bakersfield when he returns for a stop Jan. 4 at Mechanics Bank (formerly Rabobank) Arena.

The country legend’s performance will be part of his Willie Nelson and Friends Tour, which also includes California stops in San Diego, San Francisco, Redding, Stockton and Ontario in January.

Local fans were disappointed when Nelson had to cancel his last slated visit in 2017 at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace due to illness.

Tickets for the January show, ranging from $52 to $150, are available now at the box office and at AXS.com. VIP packages ($307 to $325) are available at willienelson.com and include a premium pit seat; exclusive T-shirt, tote bag, koozie and art print; tumbler; $25 voucher for online shop; laminate; one-year membership to Nelson’s Club Luck Fan Club; and an MP3 digital download of the show.

The show is at 8 p.m. Jan. 4 at Mechanics Bank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. 

Willie Nelson & Family at 2020 Outlaws & Legends Music Fest (March 20, 2020)

Friday, November 1st, 2019

www.ktxs.com

ABILENE, Texas — Country music legend Willie Nelson is coming to Abilene. He will headline the 2020 Outlaws and Legends Music Fest.

Nelson, will be performing from 9:30-11 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

Outlaws and Legends will take place at The Back Porch of Texas (3350 N. Clack St.) from March 20-21, 2020.

Here is the full lineup:

Jerrod Medulla
The Hamiltons
Curtis Grimes
Jamie Richards
Mike & The Moonpies
Cooder Graw
The Great Divide
Charley Crockett
Mark Powell
Rodney Foster
Deana Carter
Kevin Fowler
Randy Houser
Willie Nelson

For tickets, click here. 25% of all ticket sales goes to support Ben Richey Boy’s Ranch in Abilene.

Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show with Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Yola (March 14, 2020)

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

www.JamBands.com

Chris Stapleton has announced he will host the first concert at the Texas Rangers’ new baseball stadium, Globe Life Field, in March, when the country singer-songwriter will welcome Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola for a special event.

The show will take place at the Arlington, TX venue March 14, 2020, and tickets go on sale next Friday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation. A Stapleton fan club pre-sale and Citi card member pre-sale both begin Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

Stapleton is nominated for three honors at the upcoming CMA Awards—Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year (“Millionaire”)—which will take place Nov. 13 and air live on ABC.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Venetian (Oct. 18 – 26)

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

www.LasVegasMagazine.com
by: Josh Bell

Despite his easygoing, laid-back image, Willie Nelson might be the hardest-working man in country music. At 86, Nelson has enjoyed a career more than twice as long as some of today’s country stars have been alive, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

Nelson’s most recent album, Ride Me Back Home, came out in June, following two albums released in 2018, and he’s been keeping that pace pretty much since the early 1960s. Ride Me Back Home debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s country charts, placing Nelson right alongside the genre’s hottest young performers.

Nelson has been just as relentless about touring as he has been about releasing albums, and even when occasional health problems have kept him off the road, he’s always bounced back quickly, making sure every fan who wants to see him has the chance to do so.

Nelson’s upcoming Vegas dates mark the second time he’s played an extended run at The Venetian, and he’ll be joined onstage as usual by his son Micah. Micah and Lukas Nelson both have become regular collaborators with their dad even as they launch their own careers, and if they follow his example, they’ll be going strong for decades to come.

The Venetian, 8 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 22-23 & 25-26, starting at $59.95 plus tax and fee. 702.414.9000

Willie Nelson & Family in San Antonio (Nov. 25, 26, 2019)

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Family at Billy Bob’s Texas (11/15/2019)

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

www. BillyBobsTexas.com for tickets — on sale Friday

Willie Nelson announces Billy Bob’s Texas Show November 15, 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
photo: Janis Tillerson

JUST ANNOUNCED!

WILLIE NELSON – Friday, November 15

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10:00am at billybobstexas.com

WILLIE NELSON will take the stage on November 15. A friend of Billy Bob’s since the very beginning, Willie will return for his 57th show at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk. His first show took place on April 5, 1981 just 4 days after Billy Bob’s opened. Willie has been back regularly since then, even hosting 7 of his annual Fourth of July picnics here and performing at Billy Bob’s Grand Re-Opening in 1989. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of CrazyRed Headed Stranger and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

Friday, November 15 – House band at 8 pm | WILLIE NELSON at 10:30 PM

Tickets: $60/$100 Reserved Seats | $20 General Admission

Thank you, Carol Sidoran.

Billy Bob’s Texas@BillyBobsTexas·Aug 12JUST ANNOUNCED!? November 15- @WillieNelson Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am at (link: http://billybobstexas.com) billybobstexas.com!

Willie Nelson & Family at the Fillmore in New Orleans TONIGHT

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Willie Nelson & Family at the Fillmore in New Orleans, April 9, 2019.

Willie Nelson & Family in Minneapolis (August 2, 2019)

Monday, April 8th, 2019

www.twincities.com
by: Ross Raihala

Country legend Willie Nelson and bluegrass favorite Alison Krauss will headline Minneapolis’ Target Center on Aug. 2.

Tickets are priced from $250 to $39.50 and go on sale at noon Friday through Axs.

A native of Texas, Nelson spent the early years of his career working as radio DJ and performing live on the side. He released his first single, “No Place for Me,” in 1957 and first hit the country charts five years later with “Willingly” and “Touch Me.” Other artists, however, earned much more success by covering Nelson’s songs, most notably Patsy Cline who landed a massive hit in 1961 with “Crazy.”

After spending much of the ’60s financing his tours with songwriting royalties, Nelson retired from music and moved to Austin, Texas, where the hippie music scene reinvigorated him. He signed a deal with Atlantic Records in 1972, and while his debut for the label, “Shotgun Willie,” did not sell well, it earned rave reviews.

Nelson finally broke through with his 1975 record “Red Headed Stranger,” which launched the hits “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “Remember Me (When the Candle Lights Are Gleaming).” Nelson went on to become a constant on country radio and often found crossover success on the pop charts with songs like “On the Road Again,” “Always on My Mind” and “Let it Be Me.”

Now 85, Nelson shows few signs of slowing down. He continues to tour heavily and remains active in the studio. Over the past three years, he’s released five solo albums and a pair of collaborative records featuring Asleep at the Wheel, Tanya Tucker and his sons, Lukas and Micah.

Krauss, 47, is widely credited for helping renew interest in bluegrass music due to her work with her band, Union Station. She’s best known for her soundtrack contributions to the films “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Cold Mountain” and has won 27 Grammy Awards. She’s the third most honored musician by the Grammys, behind producer Quincy Jones and classical conductor George Solti.


Willie Nelson & Family in Knoxville tomorrow night (4/6/2019) SOLD OUT

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Country music legend Willie Nelson is performing at the Tennessee Theater Saturday at 7:30. Tickets to this show sold out quickly.

Willie Nelson & Family in Shawnee, Oklahoma (March 29, 2019)

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Willie Nelson and family at the FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
with Faren Rachels.

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 8:00pm.

www.firelakearena.com

Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival in Chicago (June 28, 2019)

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Hollywood Casino Amphitheater