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Willie Nelson & Family at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Saturday, March 18)

Friday, January 13th, 2017

A mix of soulful blues, pop/dance music and traditional country tunes will grace NRG Stadium March 7 – 26 as the 21 entertainers set to perform at RODEOHOUSTON represent diverse musical genres.

The 2017 entertainment lineup is one of the most awarded in RODEOHOUSTON history, with a collective 209 music industry accolades, three hall of fame inductees, and three Grand Ole Opry members.


Tuesday, March 7 Aaron Watson
Wednesday, March 8 Old Dominion
Thursday, March 9 Chris Stapleton
Friday, March 10 Alicia Keys
Saturday, March 11 Alan Jackson
Sunday, March 12 The Chainsmokers
Monday, March 13 Sam Hunt
Tuesday, March 14 Meghan Trainor
Wednesday, March 15 Thomas Rhett
Thursday, March 16 Luke Bryan
Friday, March 17 Fifth Harmony
Saturday, March 18 Willie Nelson
Sunday, March 19 – Banda El Recodo | Siggno
Monday, March 20 Florida Georgia Line
Tuesday, March 21 ZZ Top
Wednesday, March 22 Chris Young
Thursday, March 23 Blink-182
Friday, March 24 Dierks Bentley
Saturday, March 25 Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 26 Zac Brown Band

Rodeo ticket prices range from $18 to $25, plus applicable fees. A few performances may have a limited number of tickets, including scattered singles (no two seats together), available from $30 to $100, as well as Chute Seats, for $300 or $350. Upper-level Value Wednesday tickets are $10.

Individual Rodeo tickets can be purchased online at

Willie Nelson at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Came to Austin for the Willie Nelson & Family Shows at the Moody Theater; Nice of Willie to meet me at the airport — at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.   In the bookstore, anyway. 

Willie Nelson & Family Return to Nashville War Memorial Auditorium (January 7th)

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

For the first time in more than 40-years, Willie Nelson is returning to Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.  He’ll play the venue on January 7th.  The performance will mark the first time Nelson has played there since October 20, 1974.  Tickets go on sale now at, 615-782-4030 or the Tennessee Performing Arts Box Office.

Willie Nelson & Family at Florida Strawberry Festival 2017

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
by:  Dawn Henthorn

The 2017 festival has 24 headline shows with such artists as Little Big Town and Willie Nelson and Family.

PLANT CITY – Tickets to the Florida Strawberry Festival’s headline entertainment shows on the Wish Farms Soundstage are on sale now.

Tickets for each show can be purchased online at, over the phone at (813) 754-1996 or at the Amscot Main Ticket Office located at 2209 W Oak Ave. in Plant City.

Twenty-four shows including Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts “RHYTHM & ROOTS” Tour, Willie Nelson and Family, Patti LaBelle, for KING & COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE, 3 Doors Down, the Blues Brothers and more comprise the variety of entertainment offered in the 2017 lineup.

“We were able to secure some of today’s top acts as well as musical legends,” Florida Strawberry Festival General Manager Paul Davis said. “We are proud of the lineup and have worked hard to book shows that everyone will enjoy.”

Advance tickets for admission are also available. They can be bought while purchasing tickets for shows. Advance admission tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 years old and children 5 years old and under are admitted free. Beginning in late January, advance admission tickets can also be purchased at participating Publix Super Markets throughout West Central Florida.

The American Legion Post #26 is also recognized for its effort in getting the Florida Strawberry Festival reactivated in 1948 following a six year hiatus during and immediately following World War II. Now “The Florida Strawberry Festival Association” is governed by a board of directors from the local community and a small staff who work year round to make the Strawberry Festival one of the top 30 of such events in North America.

The Festival

This family-oriented event features arts, crafts, horticulture, livestock, agriculture, fine arts, rides, entertainment and so much more. Here are just a few of the highlights:

The Mighty Bluegrass Show’s Carnival features over 60 thrilling rides in the Midway. Younger festival-goers will get their own thrills in the Strawberry Patch Kiddy Corral.

Many showcase their talents in art and photography, while school children display shoe box floats that they’ve constructed. Even the wee ones get involved in the very popular baby contests where prizes are awarded in such categories as best decorated diaper and the diaper derby.

The agricultural shows and exhibits are a great way for children to learn how farming communities function. Some children get to see animals they’ve only seen in books, so it is a great educational experience too.


Perhaps almost as famous as its strawberries, is the Florida Strawberry Festival’s entertainment line-up. Year after year, the Festival draws some of the finest rock and country music performers for its toe-tappin’ concerts. The 2017 lineup will be announced at a later date.

Of course, there is plenty of free entertainment at various stages throughout the fair property. Also, at 10:30 a.m. each day there will be a free concert.


If you go, expect a lot of traffic, especially on the weekends and plan your travel accordingly.

The 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival will be held March 2 thru 12. Advance admission and concert tickets will go on sale in early December, 2016.

General advance admission ticket prices are $10 for adults (ages 13+) and $5 for children (ages 6-12). Children 5 years of age and younger are admitted free. Once tickets go on sale, they can be purchased at Publix Supermarkets throughout West Central Florida and the Strawberry Festival Ticket Office, 2209 W. Oak Avenue, Plant City, by phone 813-754-1996 or online. Regular gate admission prices apply at the gate once the festival is open.


The festival grounds are located about 15 miles east of Tampa in Plant City, Florida.

Willie Nelson & Dwight Yoakam announce Florida shows in March 2017

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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Willie Nelson has announced several Florida concerts next March, including three shows with special guest Dwight Yoakam.

March 4
Pompano Beach, FL

March 7
St. Augustine, Florida

March 8
Tallahassee, Florida

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Musician Magazine
May 1998
by Mark Rowland
Photograph by Jay Blakesberg

Not far from the Santa Monica Pier one sunny afternoon, Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson were hanging out on Willie’s tour bus, listening to Nelson play … reggae. More precisely, they were listening to a tape of a record he’d just completed with producer Don Was, featuring reggaefied versions of great Willie Nelson songs like, “Three Days,” and “One in a Row,” along with a few classics of the genre like “The Harder They Come”

“Don Was could hear me singing reggae,” Nelson explained. “Cause I wasn’t too familiar with it. I just didn’t know it. But he could hear me doing my songs to a reggae rhythm.”

“That’s ironic,” Yoakum said, “’cause I’m doing a covers album, and I was gonna cover a Peter Tosh song. And listening to his stuff, there was a real emotional affinity to what they were doing in reggae, some of the early stuff, and what country was doing then.” There’s a certain melancholy essence with what you write and with some of those melodies. I think Don must have picked up on that.”

“Well,” Nelson replied, “you can take a really sad lyric and you put this rhythm behind it and it sort of leavens it a little bit, so the lyric doesn’t knock you down so much — you don’t want to get drunk and slash your wrists, you want to dance.” “You want to hear another one?”

Five minutes into their first joint interview ever, and Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam have staked out common ground in the Southern Caribbean. Somehow that shouldn’t surprise. After all, both musicians widened the frame of country music’s possibilities by combining a deep reverence for that music’s past with an idiosyncratic vision of its future.

Both made their mark despite initial indifference if not hostility from the Nashville establishment, fomenting their insurrections on the dance floors of Austin and Southern California, respectively, and putting the “W” back into C&W in the process. Within that milieu, it can easily be argued, both became the most influential singer/songwriters of their generations.

Yoakam, who grew up in the era of the ’60s rock concept album, spends years meticulously putting together records with his producer Pete Anderson. His effort shows; on each he’s found ways to expand his musical vocabulary, culminating with his latest effort, Gone, an album at once wildly inventive and polished to a blinding sheen.

Nelson, by contrast, grew up in the old school of Texas troubadours — write songs, make records when you can, hit the road. Since he cut his first sides nearly forty years ago he’s carved out a career of mythic proportion, and he’s never really showed down. ” I think that’ s just my personality and my character,” he says. “I’m not supposed to be sitting around much. I get bored real quick when I’m not doing something.”

Not to worry — along with the reggae record, Willie’s completed a trio album of original songs with sister Bobbie Nelson on piano and Johnny Gimble on fiddle, also scheduled for release later this year. He’d just returned from a tour of Australia with the Highwaymen before this interview, and as soon as it ended he cruised down the coast to begin a serious of duet shows with Leon Russell. He’s started work on a blues record, too.

“You know, if you listen to the people in each country you go into, it all sounds very much the same,” he was saying. “African country, Jamaincan country, the Swiss — have you been to Switzerland yet?”

“Oh, yeah,” said Yoakam.

“There’s some great country cowboys up there. Jamaicans go more with the heartbeat, their rhythms do. These guys were telling me that reggae came into existence by way of our country radio. That they were picking up the radio stations years ago, but they wouldn’t hear the bottom — so they put their own rhythms over what they heard. Now the biggest music in Jamaica is country and one of the biggest guys is Jim Reeves.”

Yoakam laughed. “Hey man, get a big sailboat and get ready to tour. You could be king there!”

Nelson nodded, “Well,” he said evenly, “it’s worth a shot.

Willie Nelson & Family Show in Lubbock Re-Scheduled for April 23, 2017

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson & Family have rescheduled their concert in Lubbock, Tx for April 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.  Their show was scheduled for November 15th at the City Bank Auditorium.

“Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for this show,” Select-A-Seat said. “Remaining tickets are now back on-sale.”

CLICK HERE for the Select-A-Seat website.

Willie Nelson & Family to play Florida Strawberry Festival (March 3, 2017)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County.  Each year, nearly 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s

headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake.

The 2017 Florida Strawberry Festival where “We’re Playing Your Song!” takes place March 2-12 in Plant City, Fla.

Five Nights in Las Vegas with Willie Nelson & Family (Jan 28, 29; Feb 1, 3, 4)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Willie is coming to Vegas and presales start Tuesday! The Venetian Las Vegas welcomes Willie Nelson & Family for 5 nights of “Vegas On My Mind”.

Club Luck Pre-sale tickets and Premium Packages go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 18th at 10am PT.   Purchase here:

Sat. Jan. 28, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Sun. Jan. 29, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Wed. Feb. 1, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Fri. Feb. 3, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Sat. Feb. 4, 2017 | The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV

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See Willie Nelson and Ryan Bingham, New Years Eve in Austin

Saturday, November 19th, 2016


Willie Nelson & Family Add New Shows in 2017

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


Willie Nelson has just announced new shows in 2017.

Willie Nelson Club Luck Fan club members can purchase tickets before they go on sale to public, with their  membership to Club Luck.

Pre-sale tickets and Premium packages go onsale Wed. Nov. 16 @ 10am

Jan. 3, 2017  Granada Theater in Dallas, TX
Jan. 4, 2017  Granada Theater in Dallas, TX

Feb. 6, 2017  Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA
Feb. 7, 2017  Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA
Feb. 8, 2017  Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA

Willie Nelson & Family – Five Nights in Las Vegas. (Jan 28 – Feb 4)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


The Venetian Theatre.
(702) 414-9000
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tickets can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo Box office or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.
by:  Jason Bracelin

Such an extensive catalog of songs demands an extended run of shows to hear them all, and that’s what we’re getting with “Vegas on My Mind,” an exclusive, five-concert engagement from Nelson to take place at The Venetian Theatre from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4.

All the shows will feature a set list and production uniquely designed for Nelson’s Vegas residency.

With 68 studio albums and 27 collaboration records, Nelson will have plenty of material to choose from.

He’s put out 10 records in the past five years alone.

Tickets for Willie Nelson’s “Vegas on My Mind” go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Willie Nelson & Family in Las Vegas (January 28 – February 4, 2016)

Monday, October 17th, 2016


Presale tickets and Premium packages onsale Tuesday, 10/18 @ 10am PT
Jan. 28, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 29, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 1, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 3, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 4, 2017  The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, NV

Public onsale: Fri. 10/21


Willie Nelson and Family Announce Show in San Antonio (November 22, 2016)

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016


Willie Nelson & Family announced a new show in San Antonio, Texas, on November 22, 2016 at the Majestic Theater.

 Fan club members get first access to tickets, secure your ticket to the show with a membership to Club Luck!  Pre-sale tickets and premium packages are on sale now:  PRESALE LINK
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Willie Nelson at ACL

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Thank you, Andrew Shapter.

“The crowd for Willie Nelson today was one of the biggest crowds we’ve ever seen at ACL Fest.

Thanks for celebrating 15 years with us Willie!”

Photo by Julian Bajsel

Join Willie Nelson in Austin for his New Year’s Celebration (Dec. 29, 30, 31) (with Ryan Bingham)

Saturday, October 1st, 2016


Willie Nelson announced that he will return to the Moody Theater at Austin City Live for a three-night New Year’s Celebration.  Singer songwriter Ryan Bingham will also perform.

Willie Nelson Fan club members get first access to tickets, and you can secure your ticket to the show with a membership to Club Luck!
Pre-sale tickets and Premium packages go onsale Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 10am

Tickets go on sale to public on Oct. 7th through the ACL website.