You better have your boots all set, because there will at long last be an outlaw country music festival!
Special thanks to one of the leaders of the outlaw movement, Willie Nelson, and production company Blackbird Presents, from Scranton, Pennsylvania. These fine folks are going to host the very first Outlaw Music Festival in September 2016.
As outlined by Blackbird Presents’ website, tickets have already started selling for Friday, July 29th, 10 am.
Willie Nelson and his family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack and Brothers Osbourne are all going to deliver intense performances. Blackbird Presents will announce the other musicians set to perform at this amazing event at a later time.
You can expect top quality country though, because Promise of the Real is actually Nelson’s son, Lukas’, band.
This really is a big move with regard to outlaw country and we’re very excited to find out who else will be included in the stunning lineup!
With the death of outlaw legend Merle Haggard a few months ago, we predict that there will be a couple of tributes on the roster. There might also be an appearance by his sons Ben and Noel, who have recently been performing in their father’s place for his remaining tour dates after his passing in April.
Who other than these incredible stars do you think will be added to the lineup? Maybe Hank Williams Jr.? Or ultimate outlaw pair, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter’s son, Shooter? Jessi Colter herself? Kris Kristofferson? The number of choices are never-ending! How about we ask them to show all of these amazing outlaw stars together!
In the meantime, enjoy this video of the ultimate outlaw group, The Highwaymen, playing their trademark song below.