Willie Nelson & Family play to sold out crowd in Modesto (5/8/2019)

photo: Andy Alfaro

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Country icon Willie Nelson kicked off the first full season Wednesday evening for Modesto’s new amphitheater, bringing along other musicians to join him on stage.

son kicked off the first full season Wednesday evening for Modesto’s new amphitheater, bringing along other musicians to join him on stage.

Nelson, who turned 86 last week, played to a sell-out crowd as he brought his “Willie Nelson & Family” tour into the Fruit Yard Basi Insurance Nationwide Amphitheater.

Its marked the third time Nelson has visited the valley — but it’s been a while. He played at California State University, Stanislaus, in 1993 and at the State Theatre in 2003.

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