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Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Celebrates Country Music and Community

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With nine ticket options available, the upcoming 45th annual Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic is being held in the Austin 360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack. Fans won’t want to miss this amazing gathering of talent and wonderful celebration of Independence Day! Making its return to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) for its fourth year, Live Nation, C3 Presents, and COTA are producing the event which continues to be one of the most celebrated U.S. festivals.

This year’s headliners (including Nelson himself) include Sturgill Simpson, Edie Brickell, Margo Price, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Asleep at the Wheel, just to name a few, and it’s all happening in the Texas Hill Country! Arguably one of the most loved and celebrated country music singer/songwriters, Nelson wrote such hits as “Funny How Time Slips Away,” “Crazy,” and “Good Hearted Woman,” which was co-written with the late, great Waylon Jennings). These were only the start to what has become an amazingly epic career for this visionary. As a founding father of the outlaw genre in Texas in the 1970s, Nelson has also been recently recognized for his contributions to the industry in a unique exhibit now showing at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Celebrates Country Music and Community

Photo: Facebook/Austin 360 Amphitheater

The first Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic was held in 1973 and located in Dripping Springs in the Texas Hill Country. It has since moved to various Texas locations over the years, including Houston and Luckenbach, of famed country music singing legend. Prior to making the move to Circuit of the Americas, the event spent the lion’s share of the last decade in Fort Worth, at Billy Bob’s Texas, making the move to the track atmosphere and setting in 2015.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Celebrates Country Music and Community

Photo: Facebook/Willie Nelson Via Nadine Ford

Despite health concerns, or rumors thereof that the media has made note of throughout 2017 and ’18, Nelson has stayed his course, continuing to produce new music, play live shows, and do what he maintains he loves most. If you haven’t done so already, get your tickets to this unique festival in celebration of country music, community, Texas, and Independence Day! Lineup details, times, and standard event information can be found at the link provided here, and social media updates can be followed here.