Willie Nelson & Family in Belton, TX (Mar. 11, 2017) (SOLD OUT)

by:  Melany Cox

ELTON —Willie Nelson and Family will perform Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center, the first concert in the much-anticipated 30th Anniversary Concert Series.

Willie Nelson’s career has spanned over six decades and includes more than just his musical prowess. The Texas icon is also an entrepreneur, author, actor and activist. He has released more than 200 albums and had numerous chart-topping hits.

Tickets for the Willie Nelson show went on sale Dec. 2, 2016. Jennifer Weir, director of sales and marketing, said tickets sold out within 12 days.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Weir said people can come early and enjoy a meal from one of the food trucks that will be on site.

“We normally don’t do that for a concert, but since it’s sold out we’re going to have some food trucks out in the plaza area so they can enjoy themselves a little bit,” she said.

Weir said the Expo Center staff is pumped up for the concert.

The concert series lineup was announced in November 2016 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bell County Expo Center. Tickets for every show cost $30 for every seat.

Christian group Casting Crowns will perform Saturday, April 22, and rock legends ZZ Top will perform May 20. In February, the Expo Center announced Bone Thugs-N-Harmony had also been added to the lineup. The hip-hop group will perform Friday, April 28.

Tickets for the three remaining shows in the series are on sale now. They can be purchased at www.bellcountyexpocenter.com or by calling 512-474-5664.

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