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Willie Nelson Unveils Lineup For 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour

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Willie Nelson Unveils Lineup For 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour

Willie Nelson  has unveiled the lineup for his third annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The tour will make stops in Raleigh, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., Bristow, Va., Cincinnati, Ohio, Nobelsville, Ind., Detroit, Mich., Little Rock, Ark., Dallas, Texas and The Woodlands, Texas.

The tour will feature Willie Nelson & family at all of the shows, with each city having a slightly different lineup of artists like Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, Alison Krauss, JD McPherson, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wild Feathers and others. More artists and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Outlaw is North America’s biggest touring festival. The nine-city tour will begin in Raleigh on May 25 and end in The Woodlands on July 1. Each date will feature a unique range of attractions including local cuisine, craft beers and goods made by local artisans, ensuring a distinct and communal experience at each of the tour stops.

“Family. That’s what this touring group of artists, fans, and friends are when we come together for our annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents, in a statement. “I am thrilled to continue this journey with Willie, this extraordinary group of performers, and Live Nation.”

Last year’s Outlaw lineup featured the likes of Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, My Morning Jacket and others.

Nelson will release his new album, Last Man Standing on April 27, which you can preorder here.

Check out each of the lineups beneath a 1999 Nelson performance from the Paste Cloud. Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Friday, March 16 at 12 p.m. local time for each city—you can purchase tickets here.

2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour Dates:

05/25 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
Alison Krauss 
Delta Rae

05/26 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Brandi Carlile 
Old Crow Medicine Show 

05/27 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
Elvis Costello & The Imposters

06/22 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show 

06/23 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show 
JD McPherson

06/24 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Willie Nelson  & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show 

06/29 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Verizon Arena
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham 
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid

06/30 – Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
Ryan Bingham 
The Head and the Heart
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid

07/01 – The Woodlands, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Willie Nelson  & Family
Sturgill Simpson 
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham 
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid

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