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Willie Nelson & Family at College Station (New Haven) (September 3, 2016)

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

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photo: Rob Grabowski

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by: John Adamian

Just pretend that Willie Nelson couldn’t sing with so much soul and grit, or that he couldn’t play that busted-up guitar like some kind of Texas Django Reinhardt, or that he wasn’t so cool with the beard, the braids and the New Balance sneakers, or that he wasn’t a walking advertisement for the creative and life-prolonging benefits of regular marijuana use.

If none of that were true, Willie would still be one of the greatest American songwriters ever. Even if he had only written, say, “Crazy,” “Funny How Time Slips Away” and “Hello Walls,” he would be a monumental figure.

But he also wrote “Bloody Mary Morning,” “Whiskey River,” “Night Life,” “The Party’s Over,” “On the Road Again,” “Time of the Preacher,” “Three Days” and dozens and dozens of seriously timeless songs. One day his face will certainly be on a stamp. He really is a national treasure. He’s 83. It seems like he plays in the area every couple months, because he’s a road warrior.

Willie Nelson and Family plays Saturday, Sept. 3 at College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven, $63 to $175. collegestreetmusichall.com.

Willie Nelson & Family San Francisco Fillmore Shows Rescheduled for May 2017

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Sad about the postponement, but I love having shows already showing up for 2017!

Willie Nelson & Family return to The Joint at Hard Rock in Tulsa (October 8, 2016)

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Family have announced a show at the Joint, Hard Rock Café, in Oklahoma in October.  Janis Tillerson from Texas took these great photos from their show in 2014.

Thanks, Janis

Willie Nelson and Family will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets start at $55 and go on sale Aug. 25. Tickets will be available at hardrockcasinotulsa.com, by phone at 918-384-ROCK or at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa. The show is limited to those age 21 and older.

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The 83-year-old musician has released nearly 70 studio albums and continues to record, most recently with the release of

Tickets on sale today for New Willie Nelson & Family Shows announced in Texas

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Photo credit:  Zach Long, from the last time Willie Nelson & Family played in Lubbock (2012)

Willie Nelson and Family have announced new concerts in  Catoosa, OK, Lubbock, TX and Midland, TX this fall.

CLICK HERE for the link to Willie Nelson’s tour page, and ticket information

Willie Nelson & Family San Francisco Shows scheduled for next week moved to May 2017

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The Willie Nelson & Family with Insects vs Robots show scheduled for next week (Aug 20, 21, 22, 23), have been postponed and moved until May of next year:  May 2, 3 and May 4, 5.  I’m disappointed, but will look forward to spring.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Doors 7:00 p.m. // Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $75.00 plus applicable charges.
Rescheduled from August 20, 2016.

Willie Nelson & Family with Insects vs Robots

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Doors 7:00 p.m. // Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $75.00 plus applicable charges.
Rescheduled from August 21, 2016.

Willie Nelson & Family with Insects vs Robots

Friday, May 5, 2017
Doors 7:00 p.m. // Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $75.00 plus applicable charges.
Rescheduled from August 22, 2016.

Willie Nelson & Family to headline Billy Bob’s Texas 35th Anniversary Concert (November 12, 2016)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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photo:  Mike Brooks

www.dallasobserver.com
by:  Jeff Gage

Could there have been any other candidate to headline Billy Bob’s 35th anniversary concert? Even though Willie Nelson picked up and moved his annual 4th of July party back down to Austin, the Red Headed Stranger will always be synonymous with the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.

In fact, in the span of the Fort Worth venue’s 35-year run, Nelson has played there 52 times. And when Billy Bob’s anniversary party wraps up on November 12, it’ll be 53.

“Over the past 35 years, I sort of grew up watching Willie play at Billy Bob’s. He is inseparable from the
history here,” said Billy Bob’s president Concho Minick, in a press release that announced the news this morning. “In terms of country music, it has always been Willie for me so it’s the biggest honor to have him back again, especially on this occasion.”

The rest of the lineup for the Billy Bob’s anniversary — which runs over the course of three days, from November 10 to 12 — is yet to be revealed, but the important part is out of the way with the news that Nelson and his Family band are on board because, well, all is right with the world.

Besides the live music, festivities will also include line dancing lessons, bull riding and kid-friendly activities. (If he’s feeling generous, maybe he will bring some of his announced Willie’s Reserve with him.) Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, August 5, at billybobstexas.com.

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow to headline Outlaw Festival in Scranton, PA (Sept. 18, 2016)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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photo:  Gary Miller

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by:  Joseph Hudak

Outlaws never die; they just headline new music festivals. On Sunday, September 18th, the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival gets underway in Scranton, Pennsylvania, with preeminent rebels Willie Nelson and Neil Young topping the bill.

A daylong celebration of artists who go against the grain, the concert also features Lee Ann Womack, Brothers Osborne, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Sheryl Crow, with more performers to be announced at a later date. As usual, Nelson will be joined by his Family Band, while Young is backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. The group has been supporting Young throughout his summer tour.

The Outlaw Music Festival will be held at the Pavilion on Montage Mountain, a site that has become a destination for music fans throughout the Northeast. Since 2012, it’s hosted the Peach Music Festival, the Allman Brothers Band’s annual gathering. This year’s Peach, featuring Gregg Allman, will be held August 11th through 14th. Nelson headlined last year’s event.

The outlaw-country genre remains one of the most popular — and profitable. On February 26, 2017, the second Outlaw Country Cruise, with Blackberry Smoke, the Mavericks, Shooter Jennings and Steve Earle, will depart Tampa for Cozumel.

Tickets for the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival go on sale Friday, July 29th.

Boulder’s e-Town taping with Willie Nelson & Family at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater (7/30/2016)

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

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eTown is thrilled to announce a special Live Radio Show Taping at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre with Willie Nelson & Family and Kacey Musgraves on Saturday, July 30th!  Unlike a traditional eTown show, the taping aspect of the evening will be produced behind the scenes.

Get tickets here.

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eTown’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

eTown is a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast, multimedia and events production company.  For nearly 25 years, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. The eTown community comes for the music, and stays for the message. The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, in our solar powered theater, eTown Hall, which also serves as a social and environmental hub for community events.

Trigger, get ready to meet The Pony (Willie Nelson & Family at Stone Pony Summer Stage, (September 2, 2016)

Monday, July 18th, 2016

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by:  Alex Biesie

Trigger, get ready to meet the Pony.

Willie Nelson, iconic guitar in hand and band in tow, will be rolling into Asbury Park for a very special engagement at the Stone Pony Summer Stage at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Tickets, $42.50, go on sale for Stone Pony fans through an exclusive pre-sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, via Ticketmaster, with general public availability beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22.

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Willie Nelson, iconic guitar in hand and band in tow, will be rolling into Asbury Park for a very special engagement at the Stone Pony Summer Stage at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Get tickets during the exclusive Stone Pony presale via Ticketmaster, Wed July 20th at 10 AM through Thursday, July 21st at 10 PM, PW: ‘PONY’. http://bit.ly/2aalkRA

Nelson has been no stranger to Jersey Shore venues over the years, making repeat appearances at both the Lakewood BlueClaws’ home of FirstEnergy Park and the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. But, as far as we can tell, this show marks the first time the 83-year-old outlaw country icon performs at the legendary Asbury Park venue.

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But there seems to have been an inadvertent hint of Nelson’s appearance earlier this year: when modern country star Kenny Chesney played (inside) the Pony in May, he covered Nelson’s “Whiskey River.”

For more information head over to Ticketmaster or visit the Stone Pony box office, 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, reachable by phone at 732-502-0600 or online at stoneponyonline.com.

Willie Nelson & Family at the Fillmore (August 20, 21, 22, 23rd, 2016)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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Yay, great news!

Willie Nelson & Family will return to San Francisco, and the Fillmore in August!

For more information:

www.WillieNelson.com

Willie Nelson & Family concert in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (with Charlie Daniels Band and John Anderson) (9/6/2016)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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Willie Nelson with The Charlie Daniels Band and John Anderson

Soaring Eagle Casino
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
September 6 | 8PM | Outdoor Show
Tickets: $25, $56 & $69 | On-sale July 9

Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson in Aurora, IL TONIGHT!

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

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photo:  Dan Schram

Willie Nelson will perform with special guest Kris Kristofferson tonight at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.

Tickets are $50 and are available by calling 630-896-6666, at www.riveredgeaurora.com, or at the box office at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora.

Nelson and Kristofferson will perform at 8 p.m. at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora.

Willie Nelson & Family at Tail Gate and Tall Boy’s Festival in Chillicothe, IL (June 24, 25 2016), with Kris Kristofferson, Kid Rock

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

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www.budlightconcerts.com

Bud Light Concert Series & Limelight presents:

TAILGATE N’ TALLBOYS MUSIC FESTIVAL

KID ROCK, WILLIE NELSON, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, AARON LEWIS, TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS, & MANY MORE……

Fri, June 24, 2016 – Sat, June 25, 2016

Doors: 8:00 am / Show: 1:30 pm

Three Sisters Park

Chillicothe, IL

Willie Nelson & Family will perform on June 25th.

Willie Nelson & Family Concert at Rose Music Center ( June 22, 2016)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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Rose Music Center at The Heights
6800 Executive Boulevard
Huber Heights, OH
info@rosemusiccenter.com

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – 7:00 PMCountry music icon Willie Nelson will team up with award-winning group The Mavericks for a one night only show at Rose Music Center at The Heights on Wednesday, June 22nd.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.

In the last five years alone he delivered nine new album releases (of which one resulted in a Grammy Award win), released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 2013, Willie’s albums included Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and To All The Girls… which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers.

In 2014, he released Band of Brothers, a 14-track studio album of new recording that debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart, and December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1, an eclectic album collaboration of intimate new recordings from Willie and Sister Bobbie Nelson. This year he adds two more titles.

On May 5, 2015, “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list. In June, a new album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart.

Tickets on Sale to Willie Nelson & Family Show in Denver July 30, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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Willie Nelson and Family are coming to Colorado this Summer with special guest Kacey Musgraves.   He will be at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village on Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:30.

Tickets

Tickets are on sale online at AXS.com
or charge tickets by phone at 888.929.7849. General Admission and reserved tickets are $27.50 – $149.50 plus applicable service charges.

This is an all ages show.