Perhaps there is no singer and songwriter more beloved then Willie Nelson. Though predominantly a country and folk singer, his fan base is comprised of people of all ages and backgrounds. No one could be a more appropriate performer for an Independence Day celebration, which is why Willie Nelson’s Picnic and Fireworks is the perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July in Austin.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July takes place at the Austin 360 Amphitheater. The gates open at 11:00 am and the music starts at 11:30 am. Ticket prices range from $45 for general lawn seating to $399 for the Shotgun Hospitality Package.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Musical Acts
In addition to the iconic Mr. Nelson and family, musical acts include The Casey Kristofferson Band and the Night Sweats. Casey Kristofferson is a folk singer and the daughter of Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is a folk and R&B band out of Denver, Colorado. Nathaniel is a guitarist and singer whose music is heavily influenced by his gospel background.
Alison Krauss will also grace the festival. She has been playing and singing bluegrass music since she was 13 years old. She is the recipient of 27 Grammy awards. She has more Grammys than any other female artist in the history of the award. Johnny Bush will also take the stage. He is best known for his song, Whiskey River which Mr. Nelson has performed many times. Steve Earle & The Dukes will also perform at the festival. The band has fifteen albums to its credit and has received three Grammy awards.
Food and Drink
You won’t go hungry during our holidays in Austin. The event is sponsored by Budweiser and there will be plenty of beer and other libations to try. There will be a large picnic area with food from many vendors. You can feast on hamburgers and corn or have some classier fare, whatever suits your fancy.
Where to Stay
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