Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic Lineup Is Loaded This Year
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic returns for the 45th year in 2018, boasting a diverse lineup of performers.
Nelson & Co. will return to the Circuit of the Americas' Austin360 Amphitheater for a packed day of music on two stages. In addition to the legend himself, the lineup includes Sturgill Simpson, the Head and the Heart, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Margo Price, Jamestown Revival, the Wild Feathers, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Asleep at the Wheel, Particle Kid, Johnny Bush, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Folk Uke, and Raelyn Nelson Band.
The event will conclude with a fireworks display. The main Austin360 Amphitheater stage will offer many of the sets from bigger acts, and smaller names will play a second stage, located on the Grand Plaza. The Grand Plaza area will have picnic tables where fans can eat, drink, and watch their favorite artists. Tickets range from $42.50 - $99.50 and go on sale beginning March 9 at 10AM CT via Ticketmaster.
Nelson shows no signs of slowing down after a flu diagnosis earlier this year. Ahead of his 4th of July event, the country legend will be releasing a new album, Last Man Standing, on April 27. The 11-track project arrives days before Nelson's 85th birthday and features 11 new songs he wrote with longtime collaborator/producer Buddy Cannon. The two friends have worked together since 2008, and Cannon has produced more than a dozen of Nelson's albums.
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