Willie Nelson’s OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR Returns Bigger than Ever for 2023

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Willie Nelson, Mark Rothbaum, Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the first 16 shows for the 2023 Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The 2023 Outlaw Tour continues the celebration of Willie’s legendary life and legacy in his milestone 90th birthday year. For the largest-ever Outlaw Tour to date, Willie’s bringing his family and friends on the road for a can’t-miss lineup of summer shows featuring artists including Willie Nelson & FamilyRobert Plant & Alison KraussThe Avett BrothersJohn FogertyNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsWhiskey MyersGov’t MuleMarcus KingMargo PriceTrampled By TurtlesMolly Tuttle & Golden HighwayKathleen EdwardsFlatland CavalryKurt Vile And The ViolatorsBrittney Spencer and Particle Kid, with additional shows still to be announced. For artists performing in various cities, please refer to the specific market lineups listed below. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. local time via OutlawMusicFestival.com. VIP packages including great seats and exclusive festival merchandise will be availableCiti is the official card of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, March 16, at 10 p.m. local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. “I can’t wait to be on the road with the amazing group of artists joining us on this year’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour,” says Nelson. “It is always a great day of music and fun with family, friends and the incredible fans, and even more special this year in celebration of my 90th birthday.” The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival made its debut in 2016 in Scranton, Pa. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird and Nelson have developed it into one of North America’s biggest annual touring franchises. Musicians such as Robert Plant, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Eric Church, Bonnie Raitt, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers and many more have been a part of the Outlaw Tour, sharing unforgettable music memories and unique vendor villages with local food, drinks and shopping in Live Nation amphitheaters across the country.   With a career spanning an incredible seven decades, Willie Nelson is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most influential artists in the history of popular music. A true living legend who has built a globally celebrated career as a musician, author, actor, and activist, Willie turns 90 years young, as vibrant, active, and dynamic as ever. This year alone, Willie won two Grammy Awards, is set to celebrate his 90th birthday with a star-studded, sold-out, two-day event at the Hollywood Bowl, premiered the definitive five-part documentary film on his extraordinary life and career at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, released a new album I Don’t Know A Thing About Love, is nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has a new book available and continues to perform across the country while also headlining iconic festivals including Outlaw Music Festival Tour, Farm Aid, and his annual July 4th Picnic. OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL TOUR DATES & LINEUPS: Friday, June 23, 2023Somerset, WI – Somerset AmphitheaterWillie Nelson & FamilyRobert Plant & Alison KraussTrampled By TurtlesMolly Tuttle & Golden HighwayParticle Kid Saturday, June 24, 2023East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music TheatreWillie Nelson & FamilyRobert Plant & Alison Krauss                             Trampled By TurtlesMolly Tuttle & Golden HighwayParticle Kid Sunday, June 25, 2023St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreWillie Nelson & FamilyRobert Plant & Alison KraussTrampled By TurtlesMolly Tuttle & Golden HighwayParticle Kid Thursday, June 29, 2023Rogers, AR – Walmart AMPWillie Nelson & FamilyMargo PriceFlatland CavalryParticle Kid Friday, June 30, 2023                                         Dallas, TX – Dos Equis PavilionWillie Nelson & FamilyWhiskey MyersFlatland CavalryBrittney SpencerParticle Kid Sunday, July 2, 2023The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionWillie Nelson & FamilyWhiskey MyersBrittney SpencerParticle KidMore To Be Announced Friday, July 28, 2023Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post PavilionWillie Nelson & FamilyNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsKurt Vile and The ViolatorsKathleen EdwardsParticle Kid Saturday, July 29, 2023Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsWillie Nelson & FamilyNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsGov’t MuleKathleen EdwardsParticle Kid Sunday, July 30, 2023Darien, NY – Darien Lake AmphitheaterWillie Nelson & FamilyNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsGov’t MuleKathleen EdwardsParticle Kid Wednesday, August 2, 2023Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire PavilionWillie Nelson & FamilyThe Avett BrothersKathleen EdwardsFlatland CavalryParticle Kid Friday, August 4, 2023Hershey, PA – Hersheypark StadiumWillie Nelson & FamilyThe Avett BrothersMarcus KingFlatland CavalryKathleen EdwardsParticle Kid Saturday, August 5, 2023Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The MannWillie Nelson & FamilyThe Avett BrothersMarcus KingKathleen EdwardsFlatland CavalryParticle Kid Sunday, August 6, 2023Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts CenterWillie Nelson & FamilyThe Avett BrothersMarcus KingKathleen EdwardsFlatland CavalryParticle Kid Friday, August 11, 2023Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music CenterWillie Nelson & FamilyJohn FogertyKathleen EdwardsFlatland CavalryParticle Kid Saturday, August 12, 2023Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star LakeWillie Nelson & FamilyJohn FogertyFlatland CavalryKathleen EdwardsParticle Kid Sunday, August 13, 2023Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music CenterWillie Nelson & FamilyJohn FogertyGov’t MuleKathleen EdwardsParticle Kid For complete Outlaw Music Festival Tour details, please visit: outlawmusicfestival.com#outlawmusicfestivalAbout Blackbird Presents:Blackbird Presents is an award-winning creator and producer of premium music-driven content via a range of strategies including all-star concert events, tours, festivals, broadcast specials and films. Its projects feature the biggest music stars in the world (including Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, George Strait, Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews, Jimmy Buffett, The Roots, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brandi Carlile, Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire, John Mayer, Kacey Musgraves, Darius Rucker, Jack Johnson, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Juanes, Van Morrison, Sturgill Simpson, Lady A, Little Big Town, Ringo Starr, Idina Menzel, Becky G, Nathaniel Rateliff, and many others), produced for a portfolio of studio and network partners including CBS, Viacom, A&E, AMC, CMT, Live Nation, AEG, Nederlander, Facebook, PBS and more. Recent music, film, and television projects include Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, Biography: Kenny Rogers, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Peace Through Music: A Global Event For Social Justice, Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings, I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, which earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of Statesboro Blues. Blackbird Presents is the creator and producer of The Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; The American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour in partnership with Robbie Robertson.http://blackbirdpresents.com About Live Nation Entertainment:Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.