In 2016, country musician Willie Nelson and production company Blackbird Presents hosted the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival in Pennsylvania. This year, it's going on the road and hitting six cities nationwide, including Dallas.
The Outlaw Music Festival comes through Starplex Pavilion on July 2, bringing with it tunes from Nelson's family band, Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers, Hayes Carll, Margo Price, and Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real. Tickets go on sale, Friday, April 21 via Live Nation. (Sunscreen and water to combat the summer heat not included.)
"We had such a blast launching and playing last year's Outlaw Music Festival in Scranton, we had to take it out on the road this summer," Willie Nelson said in a statement.
Nelson is widely known for keeping his set list to a solid, but predictable mix of songs. This concert, however, may be an exception. The Red Headed Stranger has a new album, entitled God's Problem Child, coming out in April and he's already been weaving tunes from it into his latest shows. (Preview several of the tracks here.)
The lineup for Outlaw Music Festival will change as it moves across the country. Bob Dylan joins the bill in Detroit and Milwaukee; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will perform in Detroit; and My Morning Jacket is slated for the closing tour date in Syracuse, New York. The festival also hits New Orleans.
For more information, visit BlackbirdPresents.com/Outlaw-Music-Festival.