Willie Nelson draws 50K fans to Wichita Riverfest

photo: Kansas.com

by: Erick Erickson

WICHITA, Kan. — Willie Nelson was on the road again, and the country music legend showed he could still draw a crowd.

Nelson, 89, took to the stage at the Wichita Riverfest on Saturday, KSNW-TV reported. Nelson and his band performed at Kennedy Plaza in the Kansas city, and Wichita police estimated more than 50,000 people were in attendance, The Wichita Eagle reported. Willie Nelson & Friends was joined by the singer’s three opening acts: Charley Crockett, Chapel Hart and Katie Jo, KSNW reported.

“Everybody was just excited for Willie,” Wichita Festivals Inc. President Nancy Duling told the newspaper. “You could just feel the energy.”

Festival officials say it’s the biggest concert turnout in at least 15 years.

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