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VIP Pre-Party and Concert Experience with Willie Nelson in Wilmington

Thursday, September 7th, 2017


Tuesday Sep 5, 2017
5:30 PM to 11:00 PM


The Shell at Pier 33
10 Harnett St. , Wilmington, NC 28401

On September 5, Willie Nelson is playing at Wilmington’s newest outdoor concert venue, The Shell at Pier 33, on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington.

The Business Journal & WILMA worked with the concert’s organizers to secure a special Pavilion to create an all-in-one package for this special evening. This is a great outing for companies, groups of friends and other organizations!

The Pavilion Package includes:

• Tickets to see the legendary Willie Nelson
• A pre-concert party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion
• Two drink tickets
• Food catered by Blackfinn restaurant
• Reserved seats at the Pavilion during the concert
• Access to the Shell during the concert
To reserve your seat or a table, click now on the “Buy Tickets” link!

Willie Nelson & Family with Dwight Yoakam in Savannah (Oct. 20, 2017)

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family in Phoenix, AZ (January 3, 2018)

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Danny Zelisko Presents
Willie Nelson & Family

Wednesday – January 3, 2018

Showtime – 7:30 PM

Seating is in the round.


Willie Nelson tickets go on sale August 21st

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 ten new album releases, 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, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion Food and Music Festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

In 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; and the studio 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. In November 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music. He is the first country artist to receive the distinguished award. Last year began with the release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, a collection of 11 newly recorded Gershwin classics. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart. In September came For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price, an album of newly recorded interpretations of 12 Ray Price songs. While in October, Nelson released Pretty Paper, his new novel inspired by his classic holiday song of the same title about a legless man who sold wrapping paper in front of a Fort Worth, TX department store.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($67, $97 and $127) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 21st at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.


Willie Nelson & Family in Oklahoma City (November 22, 2017)

Sunday, July 30th, 2017


The Jones Assembly

901 W. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK,

Willie Nelson and Family, Kacey Musgraves: Aug. 8, Northern Quest

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Family, Kacey Musgraves: Aug. 8, Northern Quest, $55-$85 NQ

Northern Quest Resort & Casino
100 North Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001

A legendary outlaw of country music, Willie Nelson has pushed against the grid from the time he wrote his first song at the age of seven. With three major albums in the 1970s, Shotgun Willie (1973), Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), Nelson launched onto the country music scene and became one of the most recognized artists of country music. A few of his many hits include country staples “On the Road Again”, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”, and “Pancho and Lefty”. Aside from his musical success, Nelson has acted in more than 30 films, co-authored numerous books and is a well-known activist for multiple causes, including biofuels, the legalization of marijuana and music education.

Joining Willie Nelson is one of country music’s newest stars, the Grammy award-winning Kacey Musgraves. Kacey wrote her first song at the young age of nine and learned how to play the Mandolin and guitar shortly after, catapulting her into becoming a young musical phenomenon. With a move to Nashville from her hometown of Golden, Texas in 2008, Kacey signed with record label Universal Music Group, and made her major-label debut with Mercury Records Nashville with the albums Same Trailer Different Park (2013) and Pageant Material (2015). Both albums debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, and Same Trailer Different Park landed her two Grammy awards for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and Best Country Album, as well as the ACM Award for Album of the Year. Kacey also took home the 2013 CMA Award for New Artist of the Year and 2014 CMA Award for Song of the Year for her hit “Follow Your Arrow”.

Venue Information

General Ticket Pricing: $55/$65/$85


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Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson in Tuscaloosa (Oct. 11, 2017)

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
By Ben Flanagan

Country stars Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Red Mountain Entertainment announced early Monday morning.

The show will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6.

The concert will take place the Wednesday night before the Alabama football team plays Arkansas in Tuscaloosa, which is also homecoming week at the University of Alabama.

All seats are reserved. Tickets will cost $25, $55, $65 and $75. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or the venue box office.

The 84-year-old Nelson will return to the Amp for the first time since October 2013, when he and the late Merle Haggard performed.

Nelson is a Texas-born country legend, a fixture in the outlaw country subgenre. He’s known for hits like “On the Road Again”, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before”, and “Pancho and Lefty.”

Johnson is an Enterprise, Ala., native and successful country artist known for albums like “The Dollar,” “That Lonesome Song” and “The Guitar Song.” He’s also written songs for Willie Nelson.

Willie Nelson & Family AT 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY (September 13, 2017)

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
by:  John W. Barry

For all of he does to reinforce the image of an outlaw, a weathered journeyman who has staked a claim on the frontier, there is truly something gentle, warm and soothing about country music star Willie Nelson for me.

His soft voice, his wistful regrets and the manner in which he keeps moving on, in song and in real life, have all left a big impression on me, even though I would not call myself a big fan.

All of this will continue to come into sharper focus for me as Sept. 13 draws closer. That’s the day Nelson returns to Dutchess County, for a performance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie that is being staged by the Bardavon 1869 Opera House.

I saw Nelson perform at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in 2002 and was taken with his ability to rile up a room, then calm it down and maintain a firm but relaxed hold on all of those in attendance.

Nelson performed at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill in 2004, on a bill that also featured Bob Dylan. I can clearly remember couples dancing in the outfield, as a country fair atmosphere consumed the home of the minor league baseball Hudson Valley Renegades.

Will I be attending the Willie Nelson concert at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on Sept. 13? You know I will. Visit, and for information.

ALSO: O+ Poughkeepsie is quickly approaching.

Tickets on Sale for Willie Nelson & Family Shows at Billy Bob’s Texas (Nov 10. 11th)

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

At age 84, Willie Nelson has put together a staggering tour schedule that includes two dates at Billy Bob’s Texas in November.

The back-to-back shows on Nov. 10 and 11 come just four months after Nelson headlined the Outlaw Music Festival at Dallas’ Starplex Pavillion.

Tickets went on sale Friday at 10 a.m., through the Billy Bob’s Texas website, for Nelson’s latest local dates. The new, expanded tour should bring a sigh of relief to fans after Nelson was forced to cancel several shows earlier this year due to illness.

The concert announcements are also welcome news for those concerned about the future of Billy Bob’s as a venerable honky-tonk destination. Billy Bob’s is currently enbroiled in a lawsuit between its minority and majority ownership regarding the firing of the venue’s manager, Concho Minick.

 Tickets for the November Willie Nelson shows start at $20 for general admission, going up to $100 for reserved seating. For more information, go to

Willie Nelson and Family at the Shell, in Wilmington (Sept. 5, 2017)

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Who: Willie Nelson
When: 6 p.m. gates, Sept. 5
Where: The Shell, 14 Harnett St., Wilmington

“Whiskey River” is coming to the Cape Fear River.

Country music legend Willie Nelson will return to the Port City Sept. 5 to play Wilmington’s newest music venue, an open-air facility called The Shell located at 14 Harnett St. off the northern Riverwalk near the Port City Marina. The announcement was made Tuesday by Full House Productions, USA InvestCo and WhirlWind Creative.

Nelson, whose most recent Wilmington gig was in 2016 at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, is known for such unforgettable hits as “On the Road Again,” “Always on My Mind” and “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”

The announcement also marks the advent of a major new venue and event facility in downtown Wilmington, one with a capacity of 4,000 people. Along with Nelson, The Shell also announced concerts by hip-hop star Nelly on Sept. 3 and country singer Aaron Lewis, also frontman of the rock band Staind, on Aug. 9.

Nelly played the N.C. Azalea Festival in Wilmington in 2015 and Lewis has performed at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

“We look forward to bringing a venue like this to the city,” said Chuck Schoninger, CEO of USA InvestCo., in a statement.

Tickets are available now for Nelly (starting at $35) and Lewis (starting at $20) at Willie Nelson tickets, which start at $70, go on sale July 14.


Willie Nelson & Family in Rocky Mount, VA (September 6, 2017) SOLD OUT

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family in Concert
Harvester Performance Center
Rocky Mount, VA
Weds, September 6


Willie Nelson and Jackson Browne to headline Merriweather Post Pavilion 50th Anniversary (Saturday, July 15th)

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Merriweather 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Jackson Browne and Willie Nelson & Family
Father John Misty, Special Guest Host Grace Potter

Sat, July 15, 2017
Doors: 4:30 pm Show: 6:00 pm
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, Maryland
$55.00 – $125.00

Willie Nelson’s 2017 Summer “Outlaw Music Festival”

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

When it comes to the worlds adjacent to country music, the name Willie Nelson will always pop out. Not only an icon of country music, Willie Nelson has long been an advocate of free love, the smoking of pot, and just being the free of society’s oppressive constructs. No wonder a man like Willie Nelson would have the power to put together such an amazing touring event like the Outlaw Music Festival, that will be hitting 10 cities across the nation this summer – beginning in Dallas, Texas on July 2nd and ending at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on September 17th.

With the likes of Bob Dylan and His Band, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, and more featured throughout this festival, nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will be one of the constant co-headlining acts throughout the touring festival. Having sold over 35 million records worldwide and penned hit singles like “Soak Up The Sun,” “All I Wanna Do,” and “The First Cut Is The Deepest”, Sheryl Crow is still in her prime recently releasing her 9th studio album Be Myself, which resonates with the amazing simplicity of the early works that got her in the music game.

Each city of the Outlaw Music Festival will have it’s own specific line up along with festival attractions like local cuisine, craft beers, and arts and crafts from local vendors. For more information on the exact lineup for your city, visit

Willie Nelson & Family Kansas City Show Rescheduled for October 4th

Monday, June 26th, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Starlight Theatre announced Monday that the rescheduled Willie Nelson and Family concert will take place Oct. 4.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m.

It had to be rescheduled because the June 17 show was interrupted by severe weather.

According to Starlight, tickets from the previously scheduled event will be honored for the rescheduled performance. In the event that you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be available at the point of purchase starting Monday, June 26.

If you need assistance with a ticketing issue (e.g. lost tickets) and you purchased tickets for the June 17 performance directly from Starlight Theatre, you will need to be able to verify your purchase information.

If you purchased tickets for the June 17 performance through an unauthorized source such as a broker or other reseller, you will need to contact that source for assistance.

Click here to read the full news release.


Willie Nelson & Family Show announced for Rocky Mount, Virginia (September 6, 2017)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ7) Willie Nelson is headed to Franklin County.

Willie Nelson & Family is set to perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.

The show will start at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6.

With a career that spans decades, some of his most famous songs are “Always on my Mind” and “On the Road Again.”

Standing room only tickets are $112. General admission tickets are $162, and gold section tickets are $222.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 23. Click here to find out more.

Willie Nelson & Family in Kansas City, MO (June 17, 2017)

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family
with special guests Dwight Yoakam and Robert Earl Keen
Saturday, June 17
Starlight Theater
Kansas City, MO