Willie Nelson performs during the Outlaw Music Festival at the Starplex Pavilion in Dallas on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

Willie Nelson performs during the Outlaw Music Festival at the Starplex Pavilion in Dallas on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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Willie Nelson and some of his country music compatriots are on the road again this summer as part of the touring Outlaw Music Festival.

The event comes to Dallas' Starplex Pavilion on June 30, bringing with it performances by Willie Nelson and Family, Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham, the Head and the Heart, Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, the Wild Feathers, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid. More bands are expected to be announced.

Outlaw Music Festival: Willie Nelson / Sturgill Simpson / Ryan Bingham

Outlaw Music Festival started as a single event in Pennsylvania in 2016. Last year, the party made its inaugural tour, stopping in Dallas for what we called one of the Red Headed Stranger's best shows in recent memory.

"Nelson sounded ageless," wrote critic Thor Christensen. "His sweet, nasal whine was tough and tender during heartbreaking versions of 'Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground' and 'Georgia On My Mind.' His guitar solos, meanwhile, connected with renewed vigor."

Outlaw Music Festival is just one of Nelson's signature events. The legendary musician also throws an annual Fourth of July celebration called Willie Nelson's Picnic, which hits the Austin360 Amphitheater on the holiday, and Luck Reunion at his ranch in Luck, Texas. That event is slated for March 15.

And did have you heard? Willie Nelson is due to put out a new album, called Last Man Standing, on April 27, just a couple days before his 85th birthday

Tickets to the Outlaw Music Festival cost $35-$199.50 and go on sale Friday, March 16 at noon via LiveNation.

CORRECTION, 11:58 a.m., March 13, 2018: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the festival date as June 6.

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