Music Icon Waylon Jennings To Be Honored At Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert Event In Austin, TX
On Monday, July 6, 2015, a collection of music’s legendary outlaws and rising superstars will come together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event at The Moody Theater (ACL Live) in Austin, TX, to honor Waylon Jennings, one of the most influential musicians of the Outlaw Country movement. The concert event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional and digital media.
OUTLAW: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WAYLON JENNINGS, produced by Blackbird Presents, will feature performances by: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Billy Joe Shaver. Additional performers to be announced.
Tickets go on sale this Monday, June 15, at 10am CDT at http://waylonoutlaw.com/tickets, by phone at (877) 987-6487, or at the ACL Live Box Office, open Mon-Fri from 10am-3pm CDT. The concert takes place on Monday, July 6; doors open at 6pm CDT with the show beginning at 7pm CDT.
Grammy Award-winner Don Was serves as co-music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this concert event. Legendary music producer Buddy Cannon also serves as co-music director. “Waylon Jennings was my friend, brother, and musical soul mate”, said Willie Nelson. “Playing his songs with these incredible artists, is going to be one hell of a concert event.”
Keith Wortman, Mark Rothbaum, Freddy Fletcher, and Jessi Colter are the creators and executive producers of the project. Wortman and Was were the producers and music directors of the star-studded, legendary Austin concert event “We Walk The Line” that honored the music of Johnny Cash at ACL Live in 2012.
Ticket purchasers will also have the chance to purchase tickets to the exclusive concert event after-party. 100% of the proceeds from the after-party event will be donated to the United Way and earmarked to help Central Texas residents most affected by the recent Memorial Day floods. More info about the after-party here.