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`Outlaw Music Festival Tour` tour poster courtesy of Live Nation // Richman Communications
"Outlaw Music Festival Tour" tour poster courtesy of Live Nation // Richman Communications

Willie Nelson's 'Outlaw Music Festival Tour' announces date at Darien Lake on July 30


Tue, Mar 14th 2023 08:55 am

Iconic music festival back on road again in 2023; largest-ever ‘Outlaw Tour’ to date continues celebration of true living legend as Willie turns a milestone 90 years old

√ Darien Lake show to feature Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gov't Mule, Kathleen Edwards, Particle Kid

√ Tickets on sale Friday via OutlawMusicFestival.com

Live Nation Press Release

Willie Nelson, Mark Rothbaum, Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the first 16 shows for the 2023 “Outlaw Music Festival Tour.” The 2023 “Outlaw Tour” continues the celebration of Willie’s legendary life and legacy in his milestone 90th birthday year.

For the largest-ever “Outlaw Tour” to date, Willie’s bringing his family and friends on the road for a can’t-miss lineup of summer shows featuring artists including Willie Nelson & Family, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Whiskey Myers, Gov’t Mule, Marcus King, Margo Price, Trampled By Turtles, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Kathleen Edwards, Flatland Cavalry, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Brittney Spencer and Particle Kid, with additional shows still to be announced.

The 2023 “Outlaw Music Festival Tour” will make a stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien on Sunday, July 30, featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gov't Mule, Kathleen Edwards and Particle Kid.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, via OutlawMusicFestival.com. VIP packages including great seats and exclusive festival merchandise will be available. Citi is the official card of the “Outlaw Music Festival Tour.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, until 10 p.m. Thursday, March 16, through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

“I can’t wait to be on the road with the amazing group of artists joining us on this year’s ‘Outlaw Music Festival Tour,’ ” Nelson said. “It is always a great day of music and fun with family, friends and the incredible fans, and even more special this year in celebration of my 90th birthday.”

The inaugural “Outlaw Music Festival” made its debut in 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird and Nelson have developed it into one of North America’s biggest annual touring franchises. Musicians such as Robert Plant, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Eric Church, Bonnie Raitt, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers and many more have been a part of the “Outlaw Tour,” sharing unforgettable music memories and unique vendor villages with local food, drinks and shopping in Live Nation amphitheaters across the country.

With a career spanning an incredible seven decades, Willie Nelson is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential artists in the history of popular music. A true living legend who has built a globally celebrated career as a musician, author, actor and activist, Willie turns 90 years young, as vibrant, active and dynamic as ever.

This year alone, Willie won two Grammy Awards, is set to celebrate his 90th birthday with a star-studded, sold-out, two-day event at the Hollywood Bowl, premiered the definitive five-part documentary film on his extraordinary life and career at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, released a new album (“I Don’t Know A Thing About Love”), is nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has a new book available, and continues to perform across the country while also headlining iconic festivals including “Outlaw Music Festival Tour,” Farm Aid, and his annual July 4 picnic.

For complete “Outlaw Music Festival Tour” details, visit outlawmusicfestival.com. #outlawmusicfestival

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