Announcing: The 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour

outlaw music festival 2018March 13, 2018 – (New York, NY) Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents, and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the lineup for the first leg of Outlaw Music Festival Tour for summer 2018. The incredible lineup of music stars includes Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wild Feathers, JD McPherson, Delta Rae, and Particle Kid. More artists and dates will be announced in the coming weeks. (For artists performing in various cities, please refer to the specific market lineups listed below.)

The first leg of North America’s biggest touring festival will stop in nine cities, beginning in Raleigh, NC, on May 25, 2018 and ending on July 1, 2018 in The Woodlands, TX (Houston). Artists performing on each date are listed below. Each festival tour date will feature a unique range of festival attractions including local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans to provide music fans in each city with an unforgettable concert experience.

Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, March 16 at 12PM (Local for each venue). VIP packages including great seats and exclusive festival merchandise will be available. Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour. As such, Citi® card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 13 at 10 AM (Local for each venue) until Thursday, March 15 at 10 PM (Local for each venue) Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com.

“We had so much fun on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour last year that we decided to do it again! See y’all out on the road this summer,” says Willie Nelson.

“Family. That’s what this touring group of artists, fans, and friends are when we come together for our annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour. I am thrilled to continue this journey with Willie, this extraordinary group of performers, and Live Nation,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

“This started out with a one-show storyboard two years ago. Now, you can hear, feel, smell and immerse locally in that joyous exuberance,” says Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Outlaw is really just a celebration of everything Willie, which the Picnic has been for decades.”

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival made its debut in 2016 in Scranton, PA featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Cabinet. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird and Nelson decided to take their band of outlaws on the road as a touring festival in 2017. Last year, the Outlaw Music Festival Tour hosted more than 100,000 fans in amphitheaters and arenas all over the country. From Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan to Eric Church to The Avett Brothers, fans shared unforgettable music memories and enjoyed unique vendor villages with local food, drinks, and shopping. VIP ticketholders got a front row experience and exclusive merchandise. Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2018 is presented by Southern Comfort.

INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR DATES & LINEUPS:

FRIDAY, MAY 25
RALEIGH, NC – COASTAL CREDIT UNION MUSIC PARK AT WALNUT CREEK
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Alison Krauss
Delta Rae
Other Artists To Be Announced

SATURDAY, MAY 26
CHARLOTTE, NC – PNC MUSIC PAVILION
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Brandi Carlile
Old Crow Medicine Show
Other Artists To Be Announced

SUNDAY, MAY 27
BRISTOW, VA – JIFFY LUBE LIVE
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Other Artists To Be Announced

FRIDAY, JUNE 22
CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
Other Artists To Be Announced

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
NOBLESVILLE, IN – RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE MUSIC CENTER
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
JD McPherson
Other Artists To Be Announced

SUNDAY, JUNE 24
DETROIT, MI – DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
Other Artists To Be Announced

FRIDAY, JUNE 29
LITTLE ROCK, AR – VERIZON ARENA
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

SATURDAY, JUNE 30
DALLAS, TX – STARPLEX PAVILION
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Ryan Bingham
The Head and the Heart
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

SUNDAY, JULY 1
THE WOODLANDS, TX – CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

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