For the second year in a row, Willie Nelson and pals will be heading back to Austin, Texas, for Willie’s 43rd annual Fourth of July Picnic. More than 20 acts will join Willie, including previous Picnic performers Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Leon Russell and Jamey Johnson. Also on the bill are Alison Krauss, Brantley Gilbert, Margo Price, Lee Ann Womack, Cody Johnson, Asleep at the Wheel and more.
The Independence Day event will take place at Austin’s Circuit of Americas racetrack, featuring music on two stages—the Austin 360 Amphitheater and the venue’s Grand Plaza. A fireworks display will cap the evening.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20, with prices ranging from $39.50 (general admission) to $500 (VIP packages).
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