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Willie Nelson and Family concert in Maui (12/23/22)

Monday, November 7th, 2022

The holidays on Maui will be highlighted this year with a special Willie Nelson & Family concert Friday, Dec. 23 outside under the stars in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion. This concert is only happening on Maui and only happening at the MACC, featuring music legend Willie Nelson joined by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid (Micah Nelson).

The concert starts at 6:15 p.m. and gates open at 5 p.m.

Tickets go on sale online only at to MACC members Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. and to the general public Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.

With a seven-decade career, 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 recent years, he has delivered more than a dozen new albums, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestselling book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, been honored by the Library of Congress with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the annual Luck Reunion food and music festival during SXSW, launched his cannabis companies Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy, and graced the covers of Rolling Stone and AARP The Magazine.

In July 2020, Willie released his album First Rose of Spring – an atmospheric soulful showcase of beautifully written songs and poignant performances.

September 2020 brought a memoir with his sister and pianist Bobbie Nelson titled, Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of The Family Band.

For 2021, he released a new studio album That’s Life, Willie’s second album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra (his first, 2018’s My Way, earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album). In June 2021, a collection of his thoughts on America, family, faith and music hit shelves as a new book titled Willie Nelson’s Letters to America. In November 2021, Nelson released the new studio album, The Willie Nelson Family, a collection of country gospel-flavored songs performed by Willie’s Family Band.

April 2022 brought another new studio album, A Beautiful Time, which includes a variety of newly-written future pop-country classics including five new Willie Nelson/Buddy Cannon compositions. These creative endeavors as well as new songs and performances that add to his classic catalog, find Willie Nelson rolling at an artistic peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

One of the finest, in-demand rock ‘n’ roll ensembles working today, Lukas Nelson & POTR (Promise of the Real) have been bringing their powerful, joyous live show to concert stages everywhere. The live shows promise well-known POTR hits alongside new favorites, with a recent review proclaiming “[their] set was nothing short of inspired.”

Fresh off the band’s success with 2019’s Turn Off The News (Build A Garden), in 2021 their widely acclaimed studio album, A Few Stars Apart — with standout singles Perennial Bloom (Back To You) and Wildest Dreams — once again catapulted POTR to #1 on the Americana albums charts for seven non-consecutive weeks. Declared “His best album, yet” by Rolling Stone, A Few Stars Apart is Lukas Nelson’s testament to finding a human connection: between close family and friends, as well as one’s own heart.

“The game, for me, is to find a unique way of expressing something that we all feel,” said Nelson. “In spite of being influenced by so many different types of music and musicians, country music, in particular, seems to pull the strongest. Country songs can really get you in the gut, you know? And the simplicity on the surface, with the underlying complexity, fascinates me.”

Lukas Nelson & POTR (bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, and multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz) have wowed audiences and won fans with their fiery stage performances and singular sound, which smoothly straddles rock & roll, country, soul, folk and R&B. Since their debut over a decade ago, the band has toured relentlessly, playing countless sold-out one-night shows and festivals around the world, and occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band. Nelson also co produced the Grammy-winning music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film.

Composer/multi-media artist Micah Nelson has a remarkable output that spans the creative spectrum unlike few others. The Los-Angeles based visionary, who produces art under the moniker Particle Kid, finds no boundaries in his creativity. Particle Kid has also released six albums of his original music, including his April 2022 release Time Capsule, a 26-song musical journey through time, space, and consciousness. It features guest appearances from Jim James, Sean Ono Lennon, J Mascis, Margo Price, The Lovely Eggs, and Micah’s dad Willie Nelson on three tracks including Die When I’m High (Halfway to Heaven). His previous albums – self-titled debut Particle Kid, Everything Is Bull#hit, Particle War, Window Rock, Live!

Underground – are just part of the catalog of work Nelson has amassed with other artists and musicians. He often joins his brother’s band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and is part of Neil Young’s band, touring and recording with Young as well as part of his full-length film Paradox. For Record Store Day in 2018, he released Lucky Wheel, a split 12” vinyl collaboration with punk legend and X co-founder John Doe. He created the cover art on Willie’s recent studio album First Rose of Spring. (Willie coined Micah “Particle Kid,” when he misspoke a “prodigal son” greeting.) On tour year round, Particle Kid has headlined shows around the world as well as opened for The Flaming Lips, Tinariwen, Margo Price, and Sheryl Crow, and been part of the lineup for Luck Reunion, UTOPiAfest, and the Outlaw Music Festival.

This concert is presented by Bill Silva and BAMP Project.

Tickets are $55 (GA), $65, $85, $125, and $195 (Gold Circle), all plus applicable fees. Gold Circle tickets offer premium seating and exclusive access to the Yokouchi Pavilion bars and restrooms. Tickets go on sale online only to MACC members first Wednesday, November 9 at 10 a.m. and to the general public Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. To become a MACC member and receive advance purchase privileges among other benefits, log on to MACC members at the ‘Ohi‘a Level and above qualify for advance ticket purchases and ticket limits apply.

All ticket sales are online only at The MACC Box Office is not open for window sales but is available for ticketing inquiries only Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone at 808-242-SHOW (7469) or email

Willie Nelson and George Strait in Austin (4/29/22)

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Willie Nelson to open new 713 Music Hall in Houston

Friday, August 13th, 2021
by: Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli

Live Nation’s new Houston venue is scheduled to open in just a few months.

According to a news release, the 713 Music Hall will be ready for its official unveiling on Nov. 17, with Willie Nelson as the inaugural performance.

“The much-anticipated concert venue will start to host an eclectic range of shows this November with tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. on”

Here is a look at the opening concert lineup:

  • Nov. 17: Willie Nelson & Family
  • Nov. 18: RÜFÜS DU SOL with Flight Facilities
  • Nov. 19: RÜFÜS DU SOL with Flight Facilities
  • Nov. 20: Whiskey Myers with The Steel Woods, Bones Owens
  • Nov. 21: Evanescence + Halestorm with Plush
  • Dec. 31: Khruangbin with Aidan Kennedy
  • Feb. 11: Erasure with Bag Raiders

The venue was announced earlier in 2021 and will be “one of the most unique performance venues in Texas.”

“Housed in the city’s latest major downtown development project POST Houston, the 713 Music Hall will be a key anchor in transforming the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office into a hub for culture, food, shopping and recreation with an expected 100 events annually,” the release said.

The venue has a capacity for 5,000 people and, according to the release, will bring job opportunities for people looking to work in venue and event management.

Willie Nelson & Family in Lincoln tomorrow! (8.10.21)

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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I am driving to Lincoln for this show in the morning, and I am so looking forward to it.

Willie Nelson & Family in Lincoln (Aug. 10, 2021)

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, George Thorogood & the Destroyers (Aug. 8, 2021)

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Willie just announced a rescheduled date for Bonner Springs, KS! Join ZZ Top & Willie Nelson w/ George Thorogood & the Destroyers at Azura Amphitheater on August 8th. Tickets are on sale this Friday @ 11am CST through Ticketmaster here: 

Willie Nelson & Avett Brothers in Lincoln, NE (8.10.21)

Monday, July 26th, 2021

3201 S Coddington Ave
Lincoln, NE 68522

Willie Nelson @The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (July 26, 2015)

Monday, July 26th, 2021

by:  Cindi Reed

Age has only seemed to improve Willie’s performance. His thin, haggard appearance adds even more authenticity to his outlaw country style. Time has given his voice an extra twang and his sad songs an extra gravitas. To belabor the point: He’s been singing “Funny How Time Slips Away” for more than 50 years.

The band was fantastic, Willie’s guitar is still on point and daughter Amy even made a cameo, harmonizing with her father. The show concluded with a gospel medley that was uniquely Willie. He combined old-timey salvation standards with “It’s All Going to Pot” and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” It made for an exquisite country catharsis:

Just keep the music playin’/
That’ll be a good goodbye/
Roll me up and smoke me when I die.

Set List

Whiskey River
Beer For My Horses
Good Hearted Woman
Funny How Time Slips Away
Night Life
Down Yonder
Me and Paul
If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
On the Road Again
Always on My Mind
Hey Good Lookin’
Move it On Over
Georgia on a Fast Train
Georgia On My Mind

Outlaw Music Festival

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Willie Nelson and ZZ Top together live

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

JUST ANNOUNCED! @ZZTop and @WillieNelson with special guest @thorogoodmusic will be at the @AzuraAmp on August 8, 2021.

Willie Nelson & Family at MusicFest 2021

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Willie Nelson & Family

Darius Rucker
Saturday, August 7

Monday, August 9

Kelsea Ballerini
Thursday, August 12

Lineup — Musikfest

Willie Nelson & Family and Avett Brothers in Lincoln (August 10, 2021)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021


August 10: Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater w/Willie Nelson & Family Avett Guild pre-sale TOMORROW (May 11) at noon local venue time. Public on-sale Thursday, May 13 at 10am CDT. Show info at

Willie Nelson, The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV (March 10, 2012)

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021


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Willie Nelson, streaming on New Years Eve, with Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlisle

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Willie Nelson & Family show in Memphis for Nov. 20 moved to 2021

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

The Willie Nelson & Family concert originally scheduled for Nov. 16, 2020 at the Orpheum will be rescheduled for a 2021 date.

The public will be updated via email and the Orpheum’s website will be updated as soon as a new date is confirmed.

All ticket purchases will be honored at the rescheduled performance. The theatre asks you to keep your ticket for entry into the 2021 show.

For questions, email