Willie Nelson Announces Lineup for 2019 Outlaw Music Festival

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 Willie Nelson performs at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton at Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 8, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival tour has announced Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, The Revivalists and more for the summer leg of the tour.

Produced by Blackbird Presents, the touring festival will kick off in Bangor, Maine on June 14 and include additional performances from Nelson’s sons Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real and Particle Kid.

"We had so much fun on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour last year that we couldn't wait to get back out on the road with everyone," said Willie Nelson in a release.

The lineup varies by each tour date and certain fans will also have the chance to see Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Counting Crows, Dawes, Matt Mays, Colter Wall, Casey Donahew, Hayes Carll and more to be announced.

"The fans told us what they wanted on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour in 2019, and I am thrilled to have delivered this to them. This summer's lineup with Willie Nelson and our caravan of artists continues to take the Outlaw Music Festival experience to a whole new level," said CEO of Blackbird Presents Keith Wortman in a release.

The tour will hit New York, Connecticut, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and close out on July 3 in Dallas, Texas.

Each festival tour date will feature a unique range of festival attractions including local cuisine, craft beers, and crafts by local artisans to provide music fans in each city with an unforgettable concert experience.

The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival made its debut in 2016 in Scranton, Pa. featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and others. The sold-out show was so well received that Blackbird and Nelson decided to take their band of outlaws on the road as a touring festival in both 2017 and 2018. Last year, the Outlaw Tour hosted more than 200,000 fans in amphitheaters and arenas all over the country.

Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday (March 8) at 10am local time. On sale dates vary in some locations, see http://outlawmusicfestival.com for details.