As Willie Nelson rings in his 90th year, the outlaw icon cements he has no plans of slowing down. His “Outlaw Music Festival Tour” returns this fall with 16 new dates across the South and East Coast.
“I am so thrilled to announce these additional dates for our 2023 ‘Outlaw Music Festival Tour,'” Nelson said via a statement. “I can’t wait to keep the celebration of my 90th birthday going into the fall with this great lineup of artists, my friends and family, and of course, the amazing fans.”
While the lineup will vary by city, fans can look forward to performances from Willie Nelson and Family, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. featuring The Wolfpack, The Avett Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, The String Cheese Incident, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, Los Lobos, Elizabeth Cook, and Particle Kid.
The newly announced shows begin on Sept. 8 at CCUMP at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. Stops include Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, New York, Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida, and more. The shows wrap up on Oct. 15 at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Alabama.
Wheatley Vodka will be joining as the official presenting sponsor throughout the duration of the tour. Tastings, giveaways, pop-up experiences and more will take place throughout the trek.
“Wheatley Vodka is thrilled to be hitting the road with ‘Outlaw Music Festival’ this year,” David Binder, brand director at Sazerac, said in a statement. “Our vodka is made in the heartland of the USA in Frankfort, Kentucky, and is crafted to be the smoothest, most sippable vodka on the market. It’s the perfect spirit to enjoy when rocking out to music from all the talented artists on tour with Outlaw this summer.”
Last year, Nelson hit the road for several solo shows in the midst of his “Outlaw Music Festival” tour dates. His one-off headlining shows included dates at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, California, on Oct. 9, grossing $213,008 and a show at Dignity Health Amphitheatre in Bakersfield, California, on Oct. 11, grossing $120,779, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice. The “Outlaw Music Festival” took place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountainview, California, Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California and more last fall.
Nelson graced the cover of Pollstar this week, where he shared his enthusiasm for his upcoming birthday and the “Outlaw Music Festival Tour,” sharing that “It’s gonna be a lot of fun, seeing all the gals and guys come out to help me celebrate the big 9-0.”
Tickets go on sale starting April 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi cardmembers will have access to tickets via presale starting April 25 at 10 a.m. local until April 27 at 10 p.m. local.
2023 “Outlaw Music Festival Tour” dates (lineup varies by city)
09/08 —CCUMP at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre — Raleigh, NC
09/09 — PNC Music Pavilion — Charlotte, NC
09/10 — FirstBank Amphitheater — Franklin, TN
09/12 — CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park — Simpsonville, SC
09/15 — SPAC — Saratoga Springs, NY
09/16 — Xfinity Center — Mansfield, MA
09/17 — Forest Hills Stadium — Forest Hills, NY
09/20 — Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater — Bridgeport, CT
09/22 — Pine Knob Music Theatre — Clarkston, MI
10/06 — iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre — West Palm Beach, FL
10/07 — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre — Tampa, FL
10/08 — The Wharf Amphitheater — Orange Beach, AL
10/11 — The Orion Amphitheater — Huntsville, AL
10/13 — The Brandon Amphitheater — Brandon, MS
10/14 — BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove — Southaven, MS
10/15 — Oak Mountain Amphitheatre — Pelham, AL