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Willie Nelson to headline 2018 Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival (Saturday, Feb. 17)

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Born in Texas in 1933, country singer and songwriter Willie Nelson rose to prominence at the end of the 1960s and contributed to the “outlaw country” subgenre, which challenged the conservatism of Nashville.

During his lengthy, award-winning career, he has written some of the most popular and memorable country songs of all time, many of which have been covered by a wide range of artists over the last half-century.
Now 84-years-old, Nelson continues to record and tour, as well as devoting a considerable amount of time to various charitable and political causes. CLICK HERE to see more on

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.    CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Willie Nelson & Family Show in Owensboro (April 17, 2018)

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Country music legend Willie Nelson is slated to return to Owensboro on April 17 for a performance at the Owensboro Convention Center.
Nelson, who will turn 85 later that month, performed several times at the Executive Inn Rivermont through the years — as recently as 2002.
Tickets for the April show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Ticket Information:
Reserved – Gold: $120.00
Reserved – Blue: $79.00
Reserved – Green: $59.00
All seating is Reserved; You will be assigned to the best available seating automatically.
Reserved – Gold tickets are located closest to the stage and are very limited – so purchase early!
Additional processing fees apply.

Parking Information:
Limited parking will be available for $5 (Cash Only) in the Convention Center Parking Lots.

Tickets will be available online at, at the Owensboro Convention Center box office or by phone at 270-297-9932.

Willie Nelson & Family headline Seafood Music Festival (Sat. Feb 17th)

Monday, January 15th, 2018

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.

Willie Nelson & Family LIve in Concert in Macon, Georgia (Feb. 7, 2018)

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The legendary Willie Nelson will be at the Macon City Auditorium on Wednesday, February 7.

Special guests Los Lonely Boys.

Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert (Graton Resort & Casino) (Jan 10, 2017)

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

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:

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
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
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

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.


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

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 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.”

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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

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!

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

Friday, October 27th, 2017

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 or 1-855-985-5000.

Any concert tickets purchased include seafood festival admission.

Willie Nelson in Do Savannah Magazine

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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.”


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




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