Multiple Grammy winner Willie Nelson will return to Sioux City June 10 for a concert at Battery Park.
Expected to be announced at a news conference Monday morning, the event is the second announced for the summer series at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s outdoor venue. Last month, Journey and Asia were revealed as June 30 headliners.
Nelson, who appeared at the Orpheum Theatre in 2012, will be joined by his family for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen will be Nelson’s supporting act.
The winner of lifetime achievement awards from nearly ever entertainment organization that gives them, Nelson is in the sixth decade of his career with more than 200 albums to his name and a new one reportedly on the way. Most recently, he released “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” a collection of Gershwin classics, which debuted at No. 1 on the Current and Traditional Jazz charts.
In 2015, he received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to the field.
Among his songs: “Always on My Mind,” “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “Pretty Paper” and “To All the Girls.”
In the mid-1980s, he, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson formed The Highwaymen, a group that toured the world and gave each of the stars more best-selling hits. Coincidentally, Kristofferson will appear at the Orpheum Theatre March 25.
Now 83, Nelson also has distinguished himself as an author, activist and actor. In five years, he released 10 albums and a Top 10 book; headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985; and received his fifth-degree black belt in Kwon Yu Sul.