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Willie Nelson & Family with Robert Earl Keen at Whitewater (April 20 and April 21 2018)

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family have announced new shows at Whitewater Amphitheater, in New Braunfels, Texas next April 20th and April 21st.  Special Guest Robert Earl Keen will open the show.

Tickets on sale next Friday, December 8th.  For more information and tickets:  www.whitewaterrocks.com.

Fri Apr 20 , 2018

Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM (ends at 12:00 AM)

All Ages

Photograph  by Darren Carroll

Robert Earl Keen’s Picnic

 

Q: You like to tell the tale that the burning car on the cover of your 1997 “Picnic” album is your car in flames at Willie Nelson’s 1974 Fourth of July picnic. True story?

Keen: I picked up this girl and decided to go to Willie’s picnic. I could play the guitar, but had no aspirations of being a professional musician at the time. That show had a great rock and country lineup that you would never see in those days – Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, Dave Dudley – and it was really up my alley.

Well, my car burned up and I ended up without the girl or the car. I was literally crying, sitting in the dirt, and someone shook me off and said, “Look, I’m sorry about this, but would you like to meet Willie?” And I did.

Willie Nelson in Kansas City, MO (11/26/08)

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

 

Photo:  Scott Spychalski, from the Willie Nelson and Family, and Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters concert at the Midland, in Kansas City, MO, on November 26, 2008.

 

Willie Nelson’s Set List:

Whiskey River
Still Is Still Moving To Me
Beer for My Horses
Funny How Time Slips Away
Crazy
Night Life
Piano instrumental
Me and Paul
If You’ve Got the Money I’ve Got the Time
Help Me Make It through the Night

Me and Bobby McGee
Good Hearted Woman
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground
On the Road Again
You Were Always On My Mind
Will the Circle Be Unbroken/I’ll Fly Away
Down Yonder
Georgia on a Fast Train
Georgia on My Mind
The City of New Orleans
To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before
Milk Cow Blues
Bloody Mary Morning
Jambalaya (On the Bayou)/Hey, Good Lookin’/Move It On Over
Seven Spanish Angels
Superman
You Don’t Think I’m Funny Anymore
I Saw the Light
Take Back America

Tickets on Sale for Willie Nelson & Family at Space Coast Seafood Fest (Feb. 17, 2018)

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Country music icon Willie Nelson will headline the four-day 2018 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival when he performs on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 17 at Space Coast Daily Park, located in the heart of Brevard County, Florida – and tickets are going fast.

We expect a ‘Willie Black Friday’,” joked Giles Malone, partner with Space Coast Daily, which is sponsoring the four-day festival.

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, and other concerts during the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival include the Space Coast Symphony, Don McLean and Los Lonely Boys.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE – CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

The Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival will take place Feb. 15–18, 2018, and will include several more exciting artists that will be announced soon.

Concert tickets include admission to the Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival, which will also features arts and crafts, marketplace booths and a kids zone.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson is an American icon and the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust.

Willie Nelson & Family in Pompano Beach (Feb 13, 2018)

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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by: Ben Crandall

Outlaw country icon Willie Nelson will perform Feb. 13 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.  Tickets are on sale now and will cost $35-$99.50 at AXS.com. Los Lonely Boys will open the 7:30 p.m. concert.

At 84, Nelson remains one of the most vital performers in country music, last month releasing “Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie’s Stash, Vol. 2),” a collaboration album with sons Lukas and Micah that pays tribute to music written by some of his favorite Hanks: Williams, Cochran, Locklin and Snow.

Last week, Nelson won the Country Music Association’s Musical Event of the Year award for “Funny How Time Slips Away,” a duet with Glen Campbell from Campbell’s final album, “Adiós.”

In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, Nelson said his next projects are a collaboration with rock ’n’ roll trailblazer Jerry Lee Lewis and an album of Frank Sinatra covers.

“Frank Sinatra is my favorite singer, and always has been. For overall great singing, ain’t nobody can beat him,” Nelson said. As for Lewis, he said, “Jerry Lee? Yeah, he’s out there. Actually, I haven’t talked to him about doing the record yet — he hasn’t said yes or no — so we will have to wait and see.”

For more information, visit TheAmpPompano.org and WillieNelson.com.

 

See Willie Nelson & Family in St Augustine (Feb. 18, 2018)

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Willie Nelson, with Los Lonely Boys, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, $39.50-$99.50.

Spend NYE with Willie Nelson & Family in Austin with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and Blackberry Smoke (Dec 29,30,31)

Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Austin’s hometown musician, Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits Live to ring in the new year in style with three nights featuring special guest Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real  and  New Year’s Eve performance by Blackberry Smoke and appearances by Father Time Texas and Baby New Year!

Get tickets here

Country Music Icon Willie Nelson To Headline 2018 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival in February

Friday, October 27th, 2017

www.portcanaveralseafoodandmusicfestival.com

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival (formerly The Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival) will take place February 15 -18, 2018, at Space Coast Daily Park, in the heart of Brevard County, Florida.

Set for February 15–18, 2018, this exciting family event, will include a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier Arts & Crafts Show, a Kids Zone, – and numerous other special events.

The seafood festival will also feature a fun fair midway, all four days and nights, with state fair rides, games and fun.

Featuring fresh mouth-watering seafood provided by vendors both local and from all over the United States, don’t miss this signature event that will attract tens of thousands of attendees from all over Florida.

Seafood Festival daily tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on the day of the event. A four-day, Weekend Festival ticket is just $18, which is good for all four days of access to the festival. Festival tickets do not include concert admission to Willie Nelson with Los Lonely Boys, Don McLean, and Julian Marley. The festival ticket is good for all the other entertainment during the fun event.

 

Seafood Festival daily tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the event. A three-day, Weekend Festival ticket is just $18, which is good for three days of access to the festival. Festival tickets do not include concert admission to Don McLean, Dirty Heads and Ballyhoo. The festival ticket is good for The Original Wailers concert on Sunday, Feb 26.

Individual Concert ticket prices start at $25 for General Admission for one concert. VIP tickets are $49 and Silver (PIT for Dirty Heads) are $39. A special 3-day, Weekend Concert (General Admission) ticket is just $41 and is good for all three days of concerts and 3 days of access to the festival.  All concert tickets include Seafood Festival access. Tickets may be purchased at any central Florida Walgreens or at any Ticketmaster location. VIP Gold,  Silver and PIT concert tickets are only available at Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-855-985-5000.

Any concert tickets purchased include seafood festival admission.

Willie Nelson in Do Savannah Magazine

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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Our cover story features country legend Willie Nelson, and a line from one of his newest songs, “Still Not Dead.” He’ll bring along some family members (and a new album with his sons) to the Savannah Civic Center on Oct. 20. Also joining the family band will be country troubadour Dwight Yoakam.

Country music’s most celebrated songwriter is still breaking the rules, touring nonstop and recording new music.

At 84, Willie Nelson has done what very few other musicians have done in his 55-year career. He’s won every award possible, including 12 Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, nine CMA Awards and five Academy of Country Music Awards. He’s appeared on over 200 albums since his debut release “And Then I Wrote” in 1962, spanning genres from country to folk, jazz and pop.

“It’s still fun,” said Mickey Raphael, Nelson’s longtime harmonica player. “Willie’s guitar playing is getting better and better. It’s great to stand there and watch him and listen to him play. No. 1, I am a fan of Willie, so I get to stand next to him every night and play. I’ve got a great vantage point.”

Nelson will release a new album on Oct. 20 that features his sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson. “Willie Nelson And The Boys, Willie’s Stash Vol. 2” is the second recording to be released from the Willie’s Stash archival recordings series. Volume 1 featured Willie’s sister, Bobbie, who tours with him. Nelson and his boys perform a selection of well-loved country music standards, the majority of which are from Hank Williams Sr. songbook. 

The sidebar to Nelson’s music career reads like a full life of its own. In addition to his music, Nelson has been a powerful activist throughout his life. He co-founded Farm Aid with John Mellencamp and Neil Young in 1985. The benefit concert raised funds for family farmers in America. He’s been an active voice for environmental causes and cannabis legalization. He is the co-chair for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and recently announced the launch of Willie’s Reserve, a cannabis company. Nelson has also acted in more than 30 films and authored several books.

Nelson continues to tour with a ‘family’ of musicians — including his sister and sometimes his sons — many of whom have been with him since his hit album “Red Headed Stranger” in 1975.

“‘Red Headed Stranger’ broke so many rules,” Raphael said. “That was the first record I played with Willie. I didn’t know it was going to be accepted, but I had to go with Willie’s intuition. That defied all gravity. The record label didn’t really want to put it out because it wasn’t like anything they’d worked with before. ‘Stardust’ was another one that I loved. Also, the last record, ‘God’s Problem Child’ is pretty special.”

Throughout Nelson’s expansive discography, there are songs of lament, love and happiness, always full of his trademark wit. His humor is as palatable at 84 as it was four decades ago.

“I’ve never been accused of being normal,” Nelson sings on the track “Still Not Dead” from last year’s “God’s Problem Child.” It’s a track Nelson wrote because of a news story that reported his death.

“There was an article about his gardener finding Willie dead in his garden,” Raphael said. “So he wrote a funny song about that. We’ll be doing that [live in Savannah.] You just never know what he’s going to pull out.”

For live shows these days, Nelson doesn’t write out a setlist. His show at the Savannah Civic Center will be full of surprises.

“Whatever comes to his mind,” Raphael said. “No setlist. It’s just really whatever comes off the top of his head. It does follow a certain pattern. We start off with ‘Whiskey River,’ and then I can’t remember where it goes from there. He starts off every song, so I can just feel it out.”

Opening the show in Savannah will be the great urban cowboy Dwight Yoakam, whose own career has mirrored Nelson’s in many respects. Yoakam, a Kentucky native, emerged in the mid-1980s with an unmistakable hillbilly swagger. A musician and actor, Yoakam has released more than 20 country albums and compilations with more than 30 charted singles. He’s sold over 25 million records and garnered 14 Grammy Award nominations, winning two.

For some, Yoakam might be more familiar as an actor. He appeared in 1996’s “Sling Blade,” 2002’s “Panic Room,” 2006’s “Bandidas,” and several other movies and television shows over the years. In 2016, Yoakam released his first bluegrass album, “Swimming Pools, Movie Stars.”

“Well, I guess my birth certificate gives me some credentials to own the holler that I was living in the first couple years of my life, and musically express that,” Yoakam said of his first bluegrass album in a news release. “Being born into rural southeast Kentucky there in Pike County, which is just across the Virginia state line from the area of the Clinch Mountains where the Stanley Brothers and the Carter Family came out of, maybe it was inevitable. But, having said that, let’s wait a minute and — wee doggies! – see what we did to it.”

IF YOU GO

What: Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Dwight Yoakam

When: 8 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Cost: $35-$143

Info: savannahcivic.com

 

 

Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam in Chattanooga, TN (Sat. October 21, 2017) SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam will be in town Saturday, Oct. 21, for a concert at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., at 8 p.m.

But you won’t see the Red-Headed Stranger before he’s on the road again if you haven’t already purchased tickets because the show has been sold out for weeks.

Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert – San Antonio, TX (Nov. 20, 2017)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta (Tomorrow night!)

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The indefatigable singer-songwriter-guitarist, now 84, is the type of legend who needs to be seen in concert at least once in a lifetime. Yes, that’s a hint. The ever-busy Nelson also has coming Oct. 20 “Willie Nelson and the Boys,” the second installment in Nelson’s archival recording series, “Willie’s Stash.” This collection is another family collaboration, featuring Nelson and his sons, Lukas and Micah, performing country standards, including seven written by Hank Williams Sr.

With Elle King. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $65-$117.65. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Willie Nelson & Family at the MSU Riley Center (Merididan, Miss.) TONIGHT – SOLD OUT

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – The MSU Riley Center is gearing up for a big concert Tuesday night. Willie Nelson and Family is coming to Meridian and the show has sold out faster than any other in the history of the Riley Center.

“This is probably by far the biggest concert that we’ve had at the Riley Center in a long time. A few years ago B.B. King sold out extremely fast, but Willie Nelson has taken the record,” says Derron Radcliff, box office manager.

With an updated ticket and software system in place, staff at the center are more than prepared for the sell-out crowd.

“We’ll start scanning tickets, so we’re moving to electronic format and able to check people in through that way. So the preparations are about the same but slightly different. We’ve kind of upgraded just a little bit here at the Riley Center,” says Radcliff.

The concert begins at 7:30 Tuesday night.

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Willie Nelson & Family at the Majestic Theater, in San Antonio (November 20, 2017)

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The Majestic Theater in San Antonio is a National Historic Landmark and home to the San Antonio Symphony, the Broadway in San Antonio series, along with a wide variety of concerts and performing arts attractions.
www.majesticempire.com

Willie Nelson & Family at the Majestic Theatre
San Antonio, TX
Monday, November 20, 2017
Tickets on Sale October 13, 2017Mon. November 20, 2017 : 8:00PM

For Box Office and Group Sales information, please click here.

 

Willie Nelson & Family @ Floore Country Store (Oct. 7, 8, 2017) SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

www.CowboysIndians.com
by:  Joe Leydon

The “Quintessential Texas Honky Tonk” in Helotes, Texas is celebrating its 75 anniversary.

They’re having a 75th anniversary celebration this weekend in Helotes, Texas, at John T. Floore’s Country Store, the celebrated dance hall and café often described as “The Quintessential Texas Honky Tonk.” And the guest of honor is no less a luminary than Willie Nelson, one of several legendary country music stars who have graced the Floore stage since the venue opened its doors in 1942.

Willie Nelson & Family will be performing sold-out shows Friday and Saturday, October 6-7. But wait, there’s more: Other Floore mainstays booked for upcoming shows as part of the dance hall’s anniversary celebration include The Randy Rogers Band (Oct. 14) and Robert Earl Keen (Nov. 3).

“There’s a lot of history attached to this place,” says Floore’s Country Store co-owner and talent buyer Mark McKinney. “And a lot of acts have their own history here. You could say these three particular acts each represent a different generation of our history.

“Willie’s association with Floore’s is as big a reason as any — maybe the biggest reason, period — that we’re still around here after 75 years. Willie’s been playing here for over 60 of those years, and he’s always, always welcome.”

Robert Earl Keene “would be next on the list,” McKinney says, “since he’s been playing here for, oh, about 25 years. And he recorded one of his most popular albums [No. 2 Live Dinner], a live album, here. We had an anniversary celebration for that album last year — and he recorded another live album [Live Dinner Reunion] that night.

“And then you have the next generation represented by The Randy Rogers Band. They’ve just huge down here — they’ve sold the place out dozens of times. And they also recorded a live album, and a DVD, here.”

Among the other notables who are Floore regulars: The Bellamy Brothers (who are scheduled to perform at the venue Dec. 15), Dwight Yoakam, Lyle Lovett, and Cody Johnson. Over the past seven decades, Floore’s Country Store also has hosted  such iconic performers as Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings.

“If you grew up in this area like I did,” McKinney says, “coming to shows at Floore’s is kind of a rite of passage. And I definitely think, judging from our ticket sales, that we have people travel from throughout the state, and sometimes from throughout the country, to see shows here.”

Little wonder, then, that Texas Monthly has proclaimed visiting John T. Floore’s Country Store one of “50 Things Every Texan Should Do.”

“I love John T. Floore’s,” says Mickey Raphael, the harmonica master who has performed with Willie Nelson for more than 30 years. “I remember playing there in 1973 when the stage was just — well, it was tiny. I mean, it was as big as a matchbook. We barely could fit, so we just crammed together on stage. The good thing was, at that time, we didn’t have a lot of gear. And, you know, over the years, it’s been one of my favorite venues.”

Raphael is looking forward to the Friday and Saturday shows at John T. Floore’s. He admits, however, that he kinda-sorta misses the rowdiness that was typical of the place ages ago.

“Back then,” Raphael says, “the signs on the walls outside said ‘$100 Fine for Fighting,’ because when people get together and they have a great time and there’s a little alcohol involved, sometimes disagreements might turn into a fight. And I remember there was one fight that broke out, and some guy in the crowd pulled out a hundred-dollar bill and said, ‘Let them keep fighting.’

“And you have to remember — back in 1973, 100 bucks was a lot of money, you know?”

 

Willie Nelson & Family at Floore Country Store (Oct. 7th, 8th) SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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Sold Out: WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY

with Amanda Shires

Friday, Saturday, October 7, 8, 2017

14492 Old Bandera Road
Helotes, TX 78023
(210) 695-8827