Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Last of Breed Show in Vermont


Tickets go on sale Friday for the Last of the Breed Show at the Champlain Valley Fair.

ESSEX JUNCTION — Willie Nelson is returning to Vermont, and this time he’s bringing a couple of his famous friends.

The country-music veteran, who performed a sold-out show last summer at the Shelburne Museum, is playing Sept. 2 on the second-to-last day of the Champlain Valley Fair. He’ll be joined by Merle Haggard and Ray Price, fellow country legends with whom Nelson recorded the recent two-CD set “Last of the Breed.”

The three are expected to perform as a trio and also individually. Tickets cost $39.50-$46.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Flynn Center box office in Burlington; online at www.flynntix.org; or by phone at 863-5966.

The fair’s schedule is still filling out, but shows booked so far include Trace Adkins and Terri Clark on Aug. 25; the “Bad Boys of Rock” tour featuring Hinder, Buckcherry and Papa Roach on Aug. 26; and Brad Paisley headlining a country-music show Aug. 31.

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