Country music icon Willie Nelson will reprise his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year at the Two River Canyon Amphitheatre in Spicewood, Texas.
Country music icon Willie Nelson will reprise his annual Fourth of July Picnic this year at the Two River Canyon Amphitheatre in Spicewood, Texas. The event, first held in 1972, will this year be expanded into a two-day festival featuring musical performances by the likes of Toby Keith, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Pat Green, Billy Bob Thornton, and, as previously reported, the Dead.
The event was last held in 2000 in Austin, Texas; it was planned last year for nearby Luckenbach, but a flood forced its cancellation. This year the picnic will kick off July 4 with performances by Nelson, the Dead, Green, and Keith. The following day will feature Thornton, Young & Crazy Horse, and another performance by Nelson. More acts will be added to each day's lineup.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday (April 19), but a presale is underway at startickets.com. Prices for a single-day pass range from $40-49, while two-day passes cost $80.
Nelson's 70th birthday was recently celebrated in New York as a large concert featuring Eric Clapton, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, and Elvis Costello. The show will be aired in edited form May 26 on USA.