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Willie Nelson and Family have announced a show at the historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, on November 16th. Tickets go on sale today at 1 pm, at www.gruenehall.com.
The venue only has 800 seats, an intimate setting to see this amazing band. Jump on those tickets, they won’t last long. Willie and the band played there last in 2013.
Well hello there!
Willie was feeling a bit under the weather and unfortunately had to reschedule some tour dates. Sorry for the trouble, but here are the new dates for those shows:
3.30.2015 Columbia, MO at the Missouri Theatre
3.31.2015 Springfield, MO at the Shrine Mosque
4.02.2015 St. Charles, MO at the J. Scheidegger Center
4.03.2015 Newkirk, OK at the First Council Casino
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
Billy Joe Shaver
Event Info: Outdoors – Rain or Shine Show. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $40 General Admission Advance/$45 GA Day of Show/
Reserved Section is Sold Out.
GA Section is Mostly Standing Room.
Friday 10/17; 10/18
Doors: 7:00 PM / Shows: 9:00 PM
John T. Floore Country Store Facebook page is having a contest for chance to win Willie Nelson tickets:
WinningWednesday round 2! We hardly ever give away any Willie Nelson tickets, so you’ll want to be sure to get in on this one!! We’ve got a pair of FREE TICKETS to see Willie Nelson plus Billy Joe Shaver on Friday, October 17th. To enter to win, like this post, share this post, and comment below, tagging the friend you’ll bring to the show. We’ll pick a winner at random later today!
Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the New Year with two shows, December 30th and 31st.
Willie Nelson, Austin’s hometown musician, returns to ring in the New Year with Ryan Bingham on 12/30 and Delbert McClinton w/ Glen Clark on 12/31. Andy Langer will host the show on the 31st, where there will be an appearance by Father Time Texas and champagne toast by Woodbridge Sparkling at midnight.
The W Austin will also be offering room night packages, which include two tickets for two to the show, cocktails, daily parking and a hotel room for one night. For more information on W Hotel packages please visit http://www.whotelaustin.com/willie.
Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
Venue: (512) 225-7999
Tickets: (877) 435-9849
Doors: 7:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM
Good news Willie Nelson fans! Willie Nelson & Family will once again celebrate the end of a great year at the Austin City Limits/Moody Theater. The band will perform two nights, on December 30th, and 31st.
For info www.ClubLuck.Willienelson.com.
Pre-sale tickets and Premium packages go on sale Monday 9/15 @ 10am, and you can get ticket information here: http://bit.ly/1gs5v6a
If there are any tickets left after the Season Ticket Sales, then single tickets for the Willie Nelson & family show on __ go on sale tomorrow. Single tickets for The Grand’s 2014-2015 “Celebrate With The Grand!” Performing Arts Season begin Monday, August 4th, and may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 8pm
Willie’s “On the Road Again” and his performance at The Grand is sure to be a highlight of the season. Recognized worldwide as a singer, songwriter, actor, and activist, Willie has penned more than 2,500 songs and released close to 300 albums. His five-decade career has included countless Grammys, American Music Awards, and Country Music Awards. Don’t be “Crazy” – order your tickets today!
Thousands of country music fans are expected to gather in Cincinnati to see more than 80 country, bluegrass and Americana artists perform at the inaugural Buckle Up Festival, July 18-20.
What promises to be the city’s largest-ever country music festival will feature some of the industry’s best known performers along with emerging artists. The Friday lineup includes Sturgill Simpson, Eli Young Band, Marty Stuart, Alabama and many more. The Saturday lineup features Emmylou Harris, The Lone Bellow, Drive-By Truckers, Natalie Stova and the Drive, Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson and others. On Sunday, performers will include The Band Perry, Logan Brill, Thompson Square, Sam Hunt and more.
Also performing will be several local and regional artists with national followings: Bobby Mackey, The Tillers, Kentucky Timbre, Pistol Holler, the Dan Varner Band, Jetset Getset and more. Jetset Getset, a teenage band from near nearby Indiana, was named by the Country Music Association among “Who New to Watch” in 2013, and has been steadily gaining new fans since the release of their album “Saturday Night” (Playback Records).
“It’s an honor to be performing at the Buckle-Up Festival,” said Kelli Jette, manager of Jetset Getset. “Country music has always been huge around Cincinnati, and a lot of major country artists come through here on tour, but it’s nice to see an event that brings so much talent together in the same place, at the same time.”
The Buckle Up Festival is produced by Nederlander Entertainment, which was responsible for Cincinnati’s recent Bunbury Music Festival, a rock music festival that attracted an estimated 50,000 music fans.
The Buckle Up Festival will take place Friday-Sunday, July 18-20, from 1:00-10:30 p.m. at Sawyer Point along the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. Ticket prices range from $69 for a regular one-day pass to $325 for a three-day VIP pass. For details, visit www.buckleupfestival.com.
Willie Nelson & Family
Alison Krauss & Union Station
7 p.m. July 17
Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen
This is going to be a great night of country, bluegrass and more as Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss come back to the area. If you’re vacationing nearby, you might want to consider sticking around to see Five For Fighting (8 p.m. July 19). Both concerts are at Kresge Auditorium. More details about the shows at interlochen.org
Willie Nelson & Family return to Floores Country Store for two nights, on October
HELOTES, Texas — John T. Floore’s Country Store is comfortably nestled behind a tall wooden fence just beyond the outskirts of San Antonio. You can’t miss it — because the place has a huge sign out front. In fact, everywhere you look on the property, there’s a sign. And they’re all worth reading. To wit: “They said it couldn’t be done. And, by golly, it couldn’t!”
Floore’s, as it’s known, has been here since 1946, built as a store and dance hall by John T. Floore. He’s mentioned by name in Nelson’s song, “Shotgun Willie,” and Floore was Nelson’s partner in the original Willie Nelson Music Co. In the early days, Nelson used to play there every Saturday night. (There’s a sign that says so.) Floore died in 1975, and after his death, a box was found with dozens of his clever quotations. They’ve been scattered on the wall ever since, hanging around with multiple cowboy boots, wagon wheels and tons of framed photos of famous country singers.
Behind the restaurant is a stage, dozens of new picnic tables and a spread that can hold a few thousands folks. A giant tree serves as an elegant canopy over the patio.
“It’s something that’s been built over the last 60 years, rather than some kind of commercial building,” says general manager Stewart Rogers, who grew up nearby and started working there as a teenager. Now 29, he returned to the club after earning a college degree in history. “People spend millions of dollars trying to replicate what we have here. It’s something that’s been evolving ever since they opened in 1946.”
From the very start, Floore’s has attracted fans of live music throughout the Hill Country, and back in the day, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Ray Price all performed there. Robert Earl Keen recorded his highly regarded 1996 concert album, No. 2 Live Dinner, there. To this day, the club nurtures local talent like Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly and the Randy Rogers Band. Even the Wednesday night steak dinner is accompanied by live music. Early in his career, Jack Ingram remembers driving from Dallas to check out the scene at Floore’s.
“I went there to play and fell in love with the place,” Ingram says. “[I thought] ‘Oh yeah, this is it. This captures everything about why I’m doing this.’ I’ve probably played there, over the years, 30 times. It’s the cold beer and the tamales and sitting outside, watching kids dance on a cement dance floor while somebody’s playing music. It’s the kind of family fun that Disney hasn’t reached yet.”
Ah, the tamales. While there’s always been a café at Floore’s, a full kitchen opened in June 2006, serving delicious tamales, sausages, homemade bread and more. This allows Floore’s to stay open during the week. There’s a sign out front bragging on the menu.
It just so happened that Nelson himself was performing there recently, and every age imaginable was represented. If you wanted to jump on top of a picnic table for a better view, you’d have to elbow your way through some exuberant retirees. Inside the bar, I chatted with Wayne McGiboney, a San Antonio resident who told me he and his friends once sat at the foot of the indoor stage in 1970 when Nelson played for four hours — a work ethic that Nelson has held onto. “It was one of the red-letter nights of my life,” McGiboney said.
“That’s the thing about the Hill Country, too,” says Ingram. “Willie is their guy and has been since he played there every Saturday night. I think there’s something really cool about a gathering place. We don’t have a whole lot of those anymore. It’s a destination point for not just music lovers but for people who want to be with each other. You don’t get that very often anymore.”
Ingram said he first played there in 1994. In 1996, he held his wedding rehearsal dinner there. He wasn’t crazy about the people who ran it at the time, though.
“The reputation was, if you go out there and play, you’ll be treated like s**t,” Ingram said. “The guy that owned it, uh, he just wasn’t known for his hospitality, let’s put it that way. But everybody wanted to play there anyway, which speaks volumes about just how strong the vibe was.”
Now on its fourth owner, Floore’s has been given a second life. They’re hooked up to city water for the first time. A new roof has been installed, along with air conditioning. A retro neon sign in the corner of the yard is shining once again. The picnic tables and the wooden fence are also new, along with a few outdoor bars. But even with extensive improvements and the encroaching city limits of San Antonio, the vibe hasn’t changed.
“It’s a relaxed atmosphere. That’s something that we, as management, are trying to keep intact,” says Rogers. “We want all of our customers to feel relaxed when they come in. No stress — because of what it is. It’s a beer hall. Come and enjoy yourself.”
WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY & ALISON KRAUSS
AND UNION STATION
FEATURING JERRY DOUGLAS
Tonight, Wednesday, July 9
The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Due to an illness in the band, the Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas at the Zoo Amphitheatre tonight has been cancelled. Refunds will be available at the original point of purchase.
MILY & ALISON KRAUSS
AND UNION STATION
FEATURING JERRY DOUGLAS
Tonight, Wednesday, July 9
The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK – Due to an illness in the band, the Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas at the Zoo Amphitheatre tonight has been cancelled. Refunds will be available at the original point of purchase.