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

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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

 

Willie Nelson & Family return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center (September 12th)

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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Willie Nelson, a country music mainstay who has released nearly 160 albums in a career that has stretched more than 55 years, will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center, the venue announced Monday.

Nelson will perform as Willie Nelson and Family at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.  Tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster tomorrow.

Nelson, who in April turned 84, has had an astounding 78 Top 40 singles — 25 of which went to No. 1. His hits started with the Top 10 “Willingly (with Shirley Collie)” in 1962 and charted most recently hit No. 1 as part of the “Forever Medley” medley in September.

He’s perhaps best known for his songs “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “On the Road Again” and “Always on My Mind.”

He has released 158 studio, live and compilation albums, 88 of which charted in the Top 40. Twenty-four of them have sold gold or platinum.

In April, he released a new album, “God’s Problem Child,” which hit No. 1 on the country chart – his second in four years to top the chart, after 2014’s “Band of Brothers” – and crossed over to Top 10 on Billboard’s overall albums chart.

Nelson also is a founder of the Farm Aid concerts that raise money for family farmers.

He also played at the event center in 2014 and 2013, and also played at Penn’s Peak near Jim Thorpe in 2011, and at Allentown’s Coca-Cola Park with Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp in 2009.

This year, he also is touring with his Outlaw Festival show with a roster of other artists. That show stops at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J., on Sept. 17 and at HersheyPark Stadium on Sept. 10.

 

Van Morrison to play Outlaw Music Festival in Hershey, PA (Sept. 10, 2017)

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

We are so excited to announce that the legendary Van Morrison will be joining the Outlaw Music Festival Tour this fall, September 10 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA. Willie and the Family with be there, so will our tour mates The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid. Presale starts Wednesday, June 14 at 10AM, so set yourself an alarm because these are going to go quick!

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Outlaw Music Festival cancels New Orleans area show with Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Avett Brothers and more (July 1)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

www.offbeat.com
by:  Sam D’Arcangelo

The New Orleans area edition of the Outlaw Music Festival has been cancelled. A post on the event’s website reads, “Due to a tour scheduling conflict, the July 1 show in Metairie, La. will not be taking place. Ticket refunds are available at your point of purchase.”

Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real were slated to perform at the concert, which would have brought the first stop of the music festival tour to The Shrine on Airline. All of the other previously announced dates will go on as scheduled.

The news marks The Avett Brothers second local cancellation in less than a year, as the group called off their March show at the Saenger Theatre when singer and banjoist Scott Avett came down with the flu. Fortunately, fans of the band will have the opportunity to see them when they head to the Saenger for makeup show on December 1.

The Outlaw Music Festival tour is a spin-off of last years Outlaw Music Festival, a gathering that brought Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA for a single day of music. The upcoming tour will feature a variety of artists in addition to those that were scheduled for the Metairie stop, with Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Jason Isbell and others joining the show for select dates.

Tickets for the rest of the festival dates are still on sale.

Willie Nelson and Family in Cedar Rapids (June 12, 2017)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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Willie Nelson in Cedar Rapids

Willie Nelson has established himself as one of the biggest names in music after decades of releasing hit songs like “Always On My Mind” and “On the Road Again” along with over 70 albums.

Willie Nelson will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at McGrath Amphitheater, 475 First Street SW, Cedar Rapids.

Tickets are $49.50-$154.50.

Willie Nelson & Family with Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen in Lincoln (June 7, 2017)

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

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Where: Pinewood Bowl, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. n Lincoln
Tickets: $41 to $180, Ticketmaster
Information: pinewoodbowltheater.com or 402-540-2094

A trio of country singers  two from Texas and one from Hollywood, California will come together to play songs from their massive respective catalogs.

For country fans, it’ll be quite the assemblage of talent when Texas country troubadour Robert Earl Keen, honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam and the simply legendary Willie Nelson trot across the same stage.

We took a look at what they’ve each been up to lately.

WILLIE NELSON

The legend celebrated his 84th birthday last month, and he’ll be here to sing your favorites from his massive collection of music more than 70 studio albums so far  including his latest, “God’s Problem Child.”

Dropped last month, the album sees the aging icon facing down mortality with lines such as I woke up still not dead again today/ The Internet said I had passed away. The record is full of ruminations (some serious and others much less so) about Nelson’s age and health.

And it’s good.

Old age has sharpened Nelson’s focus as a songwriter, providing him with renewed purpose as a lyricist and heightened vulnerability as a vocalist.

DWIGHT YOAKAM

Maybe it’s “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “Fast As You” for which you know ol’ DY, but in the last decade or so, Yoakam has released four of his best records ever.

“Blame the Vein,” “3 Pears” and “Second Hand Heart” were all fantastic records with roots in Yoakam’s stylistic mash-up of Bakersfield sound, honky-tonk and country rock.
Then there’s Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” last year’s explicitly bluegrass album. Rather than a step into a strange land, it lands Yoakam solidly in familiar territory, especially because it re-frames his old songs as bluegrass tunes. It works, often because those songs needed a polish.

There’s also his bluegrass cover of “Purple Rain,” which yet again shows the versatility of the Prince classic.

ROBERT EARL KEEN

We don’t often get lucky enough to see Keen leave his home state of Texas, but luckily he’s joining this crew for the trek up north.

Keen’s latest effort is “Live Dinner Reunion,” a double live album that celebrates the 20th anniversary of his popular 1995 live album “No. 2 Live Dinner.”

The record features live versions of Keen’s most famous songs including “No Kinda Dancer,””Feelin’ Good Again” and “The Road Goes On Forever.”

Keen is also visited by pals Cody Canada, Bruce Robison and Lyle Lovett, his former college roommate.

Willie Nelson & Family with Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen in Lincoln (June 7, 2017)

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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Where: Pinewood Bowl, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. n Lincoln
Tickets: $41 to $180, Ticketmaster
Information: pinewoodbowltheater.com or 402-540-2094

A trio of country singers  two from Texas and one from Hollywood, California will come together to play songs from their massive respective catalogs.

For country fans, it’ll be quite the assemblage of talent when Texas country troubadour Robert Earl Keen, honky-tonker Dwight Yoakam and the simply legendary Willie Nelson trot across the same stage.

We took a look at what they’ve each been up to lately.

WILLIE NELSON

The legend celebrated his 84th birthday last month, and he’ll be here to sing your favorites from his massive collection of music more than 70 studio albums so far  including his latest, “God’s Problem Child.”

Dropped last month, the album sees the aging icon facing down mortality with lines such as I woke up still not dead again today/ The Internet said I had passed away. The record is full of ruminations (some serious and others much less so) about Nelson’s age and health.

And it’s good.

Old age has sharpened Nelson’s focus as a songwriter, providing him with renewed purpose as a lyricist and heightened vulnerability as a vocalist.

DWIGHT YOAKAM

Maybe it’s “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “Fast As You” for which you know ol’ DY, but in the last decade or so, Yoakam has released four of his best records ever.

“Blame the Vein,” “3 Pears” and “Second Hand Heart” were all fantastic records with roots in Yoakam’s stylistic mash-up of Bakersfield sound, honky-tonk and country rock.
Then there’s Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” last year’s explicitly bluegrass album. Rather than a step into a strange land, it lands Yoakam solidly in familiar territory, especially because it re-frames his old songs as bluegrass tunes. It works, often because those songs needed a polish.

There’s also his bluegrass cover of “Purple Rain,” which yet again shows the versatility of the Prince classic.

ROBERT EARL KEEN

We don’t often get lucky enough to see Keen leave his home state of Texas, but luckily he’s joining this crew for the trek up north.

Keen’s latest effort is “Live Dinner Reunion,” a double live album that celebrates the 20th anniversary of his popular 1995 live album “No. 2 Live Dinner.”

The record features live versions of Keen’s most famous songs including “No Kinda Dancer,””Feelin’ Good Again” and “The Road Goes On Forever.”

Keen is also visited by pals Cody Canada, Bruce Robison and Lyle Lovett, his former college roommate.

Tickets on sale to Willie Nelson & Friends Outlaw Festival – Cleveland (Sept. 15, 2017)

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Cleveland pre-sale tickets are available now! Use pre-sale code: OUTLAW2017.
Blossom Music Center
Cleveland, OH
Friday Sept. 15, 2017
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Willie Nelson & Family @ Battery Park, New York, NY (June 10, 2017)

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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Willie Nelson & Family Set will stream live from Stagecoach Festival (Saturday, April 29th) (Pandora)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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by:  Andrew Sacher

Stagecoach Festival, the country music (and more) festival that takes place at Indio, CA’s Empire Polo Club grounds the weekend after Coachella, happens this weekend (set times HERE). If you’re not going to the festival, you can stream it live on Pandora.

Sets that will stream include Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Son Volt, Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, John Doe of X, Cowboy Junkies, and more, and there will also be artist interviews streaming throughout the weekend too. Check out the full streaming schedule below. Tune into Pandora’s Stagecoach Station now for “a road trip playlist inspired by the festival.”

Acts playing the festival whose sets won’t be streaming include Jerry Lee Lewis, .38 Special, The Zombies, Tommy James and the Shondells, Cyndi Lauper, Los Lobos, The Long Ryders, The Blasters, The Sadies, and the 4AD-signed John Moreland.

Stagecoach Festival — 2017 Pandora Streaming Schedule

Friday:

Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, Elle King, Randy Rogers Band, Son Volt, William Michael Morgan, Justin Townes Earl, Anderson East, Dylan Scott, Ryan Hurd, Quiet Life, Bailey Bryan

Saturday:

Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson and Family, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Tucker Beathard, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Brent Cobb, John Doe, Traveller, Jonathan Tyler, Brooke Eden, The Walcotts, Ruston Kelly, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Black Pistol Fire, Jackie Lee

Sunday:

Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cam, Cowboy Junkies, The Cadillac Three, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Terry Allen, Steep Canyon Rangers, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Kiefer Sutherland, LANco, Levi Hummon, Courtney Cole, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Dan Layus

Willie Nelson & Family to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion 50th Anniversary Concert (July 15th)

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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Merriweather Post Pavilion will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a July 15 concert featuring Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and Father John Misty, the Columbia music venue announced Friday. The night’s host, singer Grace Potter, will also perform solo acoustic songs.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. April 28 via ticketfly.com and the Merriweather Post Pavilion box office, along with the box offices of Washington, D.C., venues 9:30 Club and Lincoln Theatre.

Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert (South Bend, IN) (Jun 14, 2017)

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

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SOUTH BEND — Willie Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan St.

Nelson, who turns 84 on April 29, has written hundreds of songs, including “Hello Walls,” “On The Road Again,” “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain” and “Pancho and Lefty.” He also has written several books and acted in several movies.

He also co-founded Farm Aid with John Mellencamp and The Highwaymen with Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings.

Nelson’s son, Lukas Nelson, and his band, The Promise of the Real, will open the show.

Tickets are $104-$54 and go on sale at noon Friday at the Morris and Audio Specialists in South Bend, Orbit Music in Mishawaka, and Karma Records in Plymouth and Warsaw; by phone at 574-235-9190; and online at morriscenter.org.

Ticket prices include a download of Nelson’s newest album, “God’s Problem Child.”

Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell Set for Outlaw Music Festival Tour Summer 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

www.RollingStone.com
by:  Joseph Hudek

Willie Nelson is assembling a genre-defying roster of artists for a new summer package tour. The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st in New Orleans with Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Margo Price, Hayes Carll, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will appear on select dates of the six-city run. Additional shows and artists are forthcoming.

The tour, which emphasizes local food and craft beer, was born from last September’s Outlaw Music Festival, a daylong concert held in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After the New Orleans debut, the expanded festival will hit Dallas; Rogers, Arkansas; Detroit; Milwaukee; and Syracuse, New York. (See the full artist lineup for each date below.)

Nelson, a tireless road act, is gearing up for a busy few months. He’ll release his new album God’s Problem Child on April 28th, play the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, the day after, and headline a four-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco in May. The Country Music Hall of Fame member honored his late friend Merle Haggard during an all-star concert in Nashville on April 6th, and previewed God’s Problem Child during an intimate SiriusXM Q&A session, during which he addressed online rumors of his death. “Everyone is always so happy to see me,” he joked.

Tickets for the Outlaw Music Festival Tour go on sale April 21st at 10:00 a.m. local time.

July 1 – New Orleans @ Shrine on Airline
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Sheryl Crow
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
More TBA

July 2 – Dallas @ Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sheryl Crow
The Avett Brothers
Hayes Carll
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 6 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Sheryl Crow
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 8 – Detroit @ Joe Louis Arena
Willie Nelson & Family
Bob Dylan and His Band
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Sheryl Crow
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 9 – Milwaukee @ Summerfest
Willie Nelson & Family
Bob Dylan and His Band
Sheryl Crow
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 16 – Syracuse, New York @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Willie Nelson & Family
My Morning Jacket
Sheryl Crow
Margo Price

Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow & More for Outlaw Music Festival Tour in Georgia

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

www.Billboard.com
by:  Gil Kaufman

When Willie Nelson calls to say he’s putting together a little summer tour, the only answer is “yes, where do I need to be and when?” That’s clearly the case with the country icon’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour, which will kick off on July 1 at New Orleans’ Shrine on Airline with an A-list group of pals including The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, plus other performers.

Other shows on the six-city outing that puts a premium on craft beers, local eats and crafts — a sequel of sorts to September’s one-off Outlaw Music Festival in Scranton, Penn., — will feature sets from Hayes Carll, Margo Price, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Bob Dylan, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and My Morning Jacket.

The first leg of announced shows will run through a July 16 gig in Syracuse, N.Y.  “We had such a blast launching and playing last year’s Outlaw Music Festival in Scranton, we had to take it out on the road this summer,” Nelson said a statement announcing the festival. “After last year’s Outlaw Music Festival, we made it our mission to assemble an extraordinary lineup and bring this experience to music fans all over the country,” added Blackbird Presents CEO Keith Wortman. “I’m looking forward to more unforgettable music moments and I’m honored to be working with these incredible musicians.”

Tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. local time. Nelson, 83, will release his latest album, God’s Problem Child, on April 28, and he’s slated to take the stage at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, the next day.

Lineups and dates for the Outlaw Music Festival (more artists to be added later):

July 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Shrine on Airline
Willie Nelson & Family
The Avett Brothers
Sheryl Crow
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
More TBA

July 2 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sheryl Crow
The Avett Brothers
Hayes Carll
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 6 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Sheryl Crow
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 8 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Willie Nelson & Family
Bob Dylan and His Band
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Sheryl Crow
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Willie Nelson & Family
Bob Dylan and His Band
Sheryl Crow
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

July 16 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Willie Nelson & Family
My Morning Jacket
Sheryl Crow
Margo Price

 

Willie Nelson & Family at Outlaw Music Festival (Summerfest 50) (Sunday, July 9th)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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Summerfest 50 is closing with a festival within the festival.  The American Family Insurance Amphitheater, formerly the Marcus Amphitheater, will close with the Outlaw Music Festival on July 9. The eye-popping lineup of legendary, acclaimed and up-and-coming Americana acts includes Willie Nelson & Family; recent Nobel Prize recipient Bob Dylan & His Band; Sheryl Crow; Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit; Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats; Margo Price; and Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson’s band Promise of the Real.

The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson began as a one-off event in Scranton, Pa. last September. It’s returning as a six-date tour this July, with additional stops in New Orleans; Dallas; Rogers, Ark.; Detroit; and Syracuse, NY.  The Summerfest lineup is the fullest, one of only two shows featuring Dylan, and the only tour stop with rollicking live act Rateliff.

Tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. April 21 at the Summerfest box office (200 N. Harbor Drive); Ticketmaster retail outlets; Wal-Mart stores in southeastern Wisconsin; at ticketmaster.com; or by calling (800) 745-3000, (866) 448-7849 or (414) 273-2600. Prices have yet to be announced but will include Summerfest general admission on July 9.

The amp lineup also includes: the Red Hot Chili Peppers June 28; Luke Bryan with the Brothers Osborne June 29; Zac Brown Band July 1; Pink July 2; the Chainsmokers July 4; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Chris Stapleton July 5 and 6; Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi July 7; and Future, Big Sean and Migos July 8.

The grounds stage headliners announcement is expected this month. One act confirmed for the grounds is the Steve Miller Band. The Milwaukee native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will headline the BMO Harris Pavilion on a date to be announced. Summerfest will also unveil a revamped Miller Lite Oasis stage this year.

Summerfest runs June 28 to July 2 and July 4 to 9.