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Tonight’s Willie Nelson & Family Show in Kalamazoo postponed

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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www.MillerAuditorium.com

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.

Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert — Innsbrook After Hours (9/23/15)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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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.

Willie Nelson & Family in Kalamazoo May 20, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015

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Willie Nelson & Family: Live in Concert performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $68-$48. For tickets, call 269-387-2300 or visit www.millerauditorium.com.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Peach Festival (Aug.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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The Australian Pink Floyd, Hard Working Americans, Deep Banana Blackout, Zoogma, TAUK, Whiskey Myers, Holloway Kadlecik Project, The Heavy Pets, American Babies, Turbo Suit, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Natalie Cressman and McLovins are some of the artists who’ve been added to the Peach Music Festival ’15 lineup.

The acts announced today join the headliners and the likes of Willie Nelson & Family, Warren Haynes featuring Railroad Earth, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Lotus, Old Crow Medicine Show and G. Love & Special Sauce at Montage Mountain.

This year’s Sunday Sessions at Peach will feature Preservation Hall Jazz Band teaming with Bob Weir as well as Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel. Just as with Wanee, another festival that was headlined and co- curated by The Allman Brothers Band before they broke up, every member of the group’s final lineup is aboard for Peach with the exception of Derek Trucks. Tickets are available now via the event’s website. Check out the Peach Music Festival entry in our newly redesigned JamBase Festival Guide.

Peach Music Festival 2015 Lineup

Gregg Allman, Santana, Bob Weir + Billy & The Kids, Willie Nelson & Family, 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

Willie Nelson & Family @Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival (9/26 -9/27)

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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For information on tickets: www.PilgrimageFestival.com

Willie Nelson/Wrangler Music Invitational Showcase (Austin Opry House) (11/21/1986)

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Willie Nelson & Family Show in Atlantic City (8/16/15)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Willie Nelson is among the initial bookings announced today for the outdoor event space at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel will be operating this summer.

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Willie Nelson adds more shows to summer tour

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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Plus, Willie has officially added three new dates to his tour and we’ve got your access to tickets before they go on sale!

PRESALE TICKETS / PREMIUM PACKAGES ON SALE
DATE LOCATION TICKETS
05.16.15 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/10 @ 10am
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05.18.15 Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, IA
Limited Premium pkgs available with GREAT seats while they last! Show is sold out!
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06.27.15 Marymoor Park in Redmond, VA
**with Alison Krauss & Union Station
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/10 @ 10am
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*VIEW WILLIE’S TOUR SCHEDULE for a full list of upcoming dates.Club Luck Fan Club tickets and Packages are also available for select dates. To get access to presales, exclusive content, & more JOIN CLUB LUCK.

Willie Nelson, Beck, show in Kansas City (May 15, 2015)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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www.kansascity.com

Beck, who won the Grammy for best album in February, is bringing his 2015 tour to Starlight Theater on May 15, a Friday, and he’s bringing a hall-of-fame co-headliner with him: country legend Willie Nelson.

The ticket presale begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Starlight web site. The password is PHASE. The regular sale begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. Prices: $45 to $86.

Beck last performed in Kansas City at the Uptown Theater in September 2008. Nelson performed at Starlight in July on a bill with Alison Krauss and Jason Isbell.

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Willie Nelson adds more shows

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

PRESALE TICKETS / PREMIUM PACKAGES ON SALE
DATE LOCATION TICKETS
05.15.15 Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO
**with Beck
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/3 @ 10am
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06.25.15 Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, OR
**with Alison Krauss & Union Station
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/3 @ 10am
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06.26.15 Edgefield in Troutdale, OR
**with Alison Krauss & Union Station
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/3 @ 10am
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07.17.15 Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA
**with Alison Krauss & Union Station
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/3 @ 10am
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08.22.15 Simsbury PAC in Simsbury, CT
**with Old Crow Medicine Show
Presale tix & Prem packages onsale Tue., 3/3 @ 10am
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*VIEW WILLIE’S TOUR SCHEDULE for a full list of upcoming dates.Club Luck Fan Club tickets and Packages are also available for select dates. To get access to presales, exclusive content, & more JOIN CLUB LUCK.

Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas @ Orange County Fair

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Willie Nelson to Perform at the Orange County Fair

Costa Mesa, Calif. (February 17, 2015) – The OC Fair announceS performances byWillie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglason Sunday, July 19, Capital Cities / Big Data on Saturday, July 25 and The Happy Together Tour on Sunday, July 26 as part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2015 OC Fair. As always, concert and action sports tickets include Fair admission.

The Happy Together Tour on July 26 will feature The Turtles, The Association, The Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay – the former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills.

Tickets for these events go on sale Saturday, February 21, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office, which is open Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.comor by phone (800) 745-3000.

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Willie Nelson & Family at the Greek Theater (July 18, 2015)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Thanks to Lane and Katrina, for these photos they took at the Greek Theater, 9/24/10

Heartbreaker Banquet @ Luck, Texas (March 19, 2015)

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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www.Heartbreakerbanquet.com

THE ANNUAL HEARTBREAKER BANQUET RETURNS TO LUCK, TX! EVENT DETAILS AND LINEUP COMING SOON.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Mercer Theater, in Savannah, Georgia (March 1, 2015)

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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www.dosavannah.com
by: Linda Sickler

IF YOU GO
What: Willie Nelson & Family
When: 7 p.m. March 1
Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
Cost: $35-$77.50
Info: www.savannahcivic.com
912-651-6550

For the past 40 years, Mickey Raphael has had a dream job as Willie Nelson’s harmonica player.  When Nelson comes to Savannah on March 1, Raphael will be there to back him up.  “I’ve worked with Willie since 1973,” he says. “I always wanted to be a musician.”

A native of Texas, Raphael was a teenager when he discovered the Dallas folk music scene. His mentor was legendary harmonica great Don Brooks, whom Raphael found playing in a Dallas coffeehouse.

“I first heard Don Brooks when I was 15,” he says. “He went on to play with Waylon.”

After a show one night, Brooks showed Raphael a little lick that went all the way up and down the harmonica. That little pattern changed Raphael’s life on the spot.

Eventually, he joined singer B.W. Stevenson’s band. In 1973, the band was playing a University of Texas post-game party that was hosted by football coach Darrell Royal in a Dallas hotel room.

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“It was after a bowl game,” Raphael says. “The coach was a big country music fan, He was a close friend of Willie Nelson and asked him to bring his band.”

Also in attendance was up-and-coming country singer Charley Pride, who took turns with Nelson to play the guitar and sing. Raphael played harmonica with Nelson, who invited him to come sit in with him at a gig sometime.

“I didn’t know who he was,” Raphael says. “I wasn’t a country player.”

A folk blues player, Raphael just wanted to join a country band so he could ride around in a bus.

But when Nelson played a fireman’s benefit in a high school gym, Raphael took him up on the offer. That led to another offer, this time to go with Nelson’s band to a gig in New York.

Soon Raphael had moved from Dallas to Austin, which was Nelson’s home base. Never a country fan himself, he began learning all he could about country music.

“I really became a fan instantly,” Raphael says. “Willie would say, ‘Come sit in with us,’ and I’d go. He would play these redneck places.”

Nelson is one of the nicest people alive, Raphael says.

“He is the best. He’s the same now as when I first met him.”

As the years have gone by, the hole in Nelson’s guitar has gotten bigger, Raphael says.

“When I first went in the band, that hole might have been as big as a dime,” Raphael says. “Now it’s big enough for a semi to drive through it.”

Among Raphael’s musical influences are blues great Paul Butterfield and rhythm and blues saxophonist King Curtis. Charlie McCoy was the first country music harmonica player Raphael listened to.

Joining the Willie Nelson Family required Raphael to improve his playing.

“We’ve all grown as musicians,” he says. “Willie has stayed true to himself. He keeps writing songs and doing songs of other entertainers he likes. He does exactly what he wants to do.”

In addition to Nelson, Raphael has also played with the likes of Elton John, U2, Motley Crue, Vince Gill, Emmy Lou Harris, The Mavericks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Neil Young over the years.

In 1988, Raphael released his first solo album, “Hand to Mouth.” It proved so popular, it was re-released in 2000.

“We have the most beautiful audiences in the world,” Raphael says. “I do enjoy performing. I enjoy recording, but you have to do it right because it’s always out there.”

The Willie Nelson Family has played the White House several times, Raphael says. On Feb. 6, the band played a benefit gala for Bob Dylan, who was honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year.

“It raised $7 million,” Raphael says. “Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Neil Young and lots of others all played the benefit.”

When told Dylan also was coming to play Savannah, Raphael remembered the time Nelson and Dylan performed together in Savannah in 2005 at Grayson Stadium.

“Dylan is great,” he says. “I love Bob Dylan.”

Raphael also loves Savannah.

“I’m looking forward to coming back,” he says. “We always have a great time in Savannah.”

The audience will have a great time, too, Raphael says.

“It’s Willie’s show,” he says. “We do all the hits.

“We don’t have a set play list,” Raphael says. “We just play what he’s playing.”

Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas Concert (June 19, 2015) (Nampa, ID)

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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www.idahostatesman.com
by: Michael Deeds

Country icon Willie Nelson isn’t just on the road again – he’s crazy. At least for an 81-year-old.

Nelson and his legendary  Martin guitar, Trigger, partnered with Alison Krauss and Union Station last year on tour. The co-headlining acts will hit the highway again this spring, performing Friday, June 19, at the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa. Give the red-headed stranger credit: He has formidable ambition, not to mention stamina.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 for $45-$65 at ICTickets. If you’re in the cool kids’ club, presale tickets will be available a day earlier.

The Nelson and Friends/Krauss and Union Station concert – and yes, resonator guitar whiz Jerry Douglas will be there, too – is an enticing outdoor possibility. (Even if Krauss’ presence makes me pine for a long overdue Robert Plant visit to Idaho.)

It’s the latest news in an early preview of summer. The Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field got a jump and put two shows on sale days ago: violinist Lindsey Stirling (May 26) and pop-rockers Barenaked Ladies/Violent Femmes/Colin Hay (July 24).

Outlaw Field and the Idaho Center are linked by the latest Nelson appearance. Soon after I posted news online, I received an email from a reader who had never been to the Idaho Center Amphitheater. He wondered whether he should go, or “Would I have the same experience that I had at Outlaw Field (i.e. got there early and got a good seat only to have others crowd in front standing, leaving me with NO view of the stage)?”

At first, I thought he was referring to the Shotgun Willie debacle in 2010, when 200 or so folks at Outlaw Field decided to stand directly in front of the stage, and fans sitting behind them went cuckoo with rage. Letters to the Editor ensued.

But the emailer actually was referring to Nelson’s return visit two years ago.

All I can say is this: Besides lawn tickets, there will be reserved seats available at the Idaho Center Amphitheater.

This will make all the difference, according to Idaho Center marketing director Dan Phippen: “We have over 3,000 seats, so you can purchase a seat and be assured you will not be crowded, and you will be able to see from your seat sitting down.”

Weed-tokin’ octogenarian Willie may be able to stand all night on stage, but the rest of us mortals deserve a seat, right?