The outlaws are back and ready to take to the road. Following last year’s inaugural “Outlaw Music Festival,” Willie Nelson is turning the event into a tour. We’ve got info about the initial list of dates and artists, including Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, and Sheryl Crow.
The first leg of the outing runs from July 1 to July 16 with shows in six cities, starting with Metairie, La., just outside of New Orleans. The routing also includes a stop at Summerfest, marking the first time the Milwaukee event has hosted a “festival within a festival.”
Brought to you by Nelson and Blackbird Presents, the Outlaw Music Festival Tour will feature festival attractions including “local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans.”
“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,” Nelson said.
“After last year’s Outlaw Music Festival, we made it our mission to assemble an extraordinary lineup and bring this experience to music fans all over the country,” Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents said. “I’m looking forward to more unforgettable music moments and I’m honored to be working with these incredible musicians.”
Here’s the initial schedule and lineup:
July 1 – Metairie, La., Shrine on Airline
Willie Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and more artists yet to be announced
July 2 – Dallas, Texas, Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Hayes Carll, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 6 – Rogers, Ark., Walmart AMP
Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 8 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and His Band, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 9 – Milwaukee, Wis., American Family Insurance Amphitheatre (Summerfest)
Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan and His Band, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
July 16 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheatre
Willie Nelson & Family, My Morning Jacket, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price
Presales for select dates begin April 17. Tickets go on sale to the general public April21 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available, including premier parking passes and exclusive merchandise.
Stay tuned for more dates to be announced.
Head over to BlackbirdPresents.com/Outlaw-Music-Festival/ for more information.