Outlaw Music Festival Adds 2018 Dates

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The second leg of Outlaw Music Festival Tour for summer 2018, with eight September dates, was announced today (April 3). (The first leg, with nine shows, was revealed on March 13.) The summer’s lineup of classic rock stars includes Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Van MorrisonElvis Costello & The Imposters, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more. (For artists performing in various cities, see the specific market lineups listed below.)

The first leg of the touring festival begins May 25 and ends on July 1. Each date also features a unique range of festival attractions including local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans.

Other acts on various dates include Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and more.

Tickets can be purchased here and here.

In the original announcement, Nelson said: “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.”

As we’ve noted, Nelson had to postpone several dates earlier this year, due to illness. The legend, who turns 85 on April 29, has since returned to the stage and has a busy 2018 concert calendar.

Watch Nelson perform during the 2017 festival tour

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, and others. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird Presents 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 and featured performances by Nelson, Bob Dylan and others. Outlaw Music Festival Tour 2018 is presented by Southern Comfort.

Outlaw Music Festival Tour Dates and 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
Brandi Carlile
Old Crow Medicine Show
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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Friday, September 7 – Burgettstown, PA – Keybank Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Sturgill Simpson
Brandi Carlile
The Commonheart
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Saturday, September 8 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sturgill Simpson
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Sunday, September 9 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stadium
Willie Nelson & Family
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sturgill Simpson
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Friday, September 14 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Saturday, September 15 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Van Morrison
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Greensky Bluegrass
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Sunday, September 16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Sturgill Simpson
Greensky Bluegrass
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Friday, September 21 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Margo Price
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

Sunday, September 23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
Willie Nelson & Family
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
Other Artists To Be Announced

 

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