2018 Outlaw Fest Tour Features Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson + More

The Outlaw Fest Tour curated by Blackbird Presents has announced its 2018 dates, locations, and participants. The nine separate dates this summer will include stops in Dallas, Detroit, Bristow, Cincinnati, Noblesville in Indiana, the Woodlands, TX just outside of Houston, and two shows in North Carolina.

Primary headliner Willie Nelson will be joined by Sturgill Simpson on all dates except for one, with select dates also featuring Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, The Head and the Heart, Delta Rae, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell, JD McPherson, and others, including some additions not yet announced on certain dates. Just like with the inaugural Outlaw Fest, the lineups offer fair discussion points on just what “Outlaw” means, but most of the acts are considered subsnative, even if they’re not Outlaw, or even country. See the full lineups below.

Just like last year, the lineup works well with Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, which will happen right after the last Outlaw Fest date, and don’t be surprised if we see an announcement on the 2018 Farm Aid lineup soon that will also have a similar feel.

Many fans are just happy to see the 85-year-old Willie Nelson out on the road again after having to cancel some dates recently due to coming down with the flu. Willie will also be releasing his latest album Last Man Standing on April 27th, right before the Outlaw Fest tour dates commence.

Most tickets will go on sale March 16th.

Outlaw Fest Dates and Locations:

May 25 — Raleigh @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Alison Krauss
Delta Rae
More TBA

May 26 — Charlotte @ PNC Music Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Brandi Carlile
Old Crow Medicine Show
More TBA

May 27 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
More TBA

June 22 — Cincinnati @ Riverbend Music Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
More TBA

June 23 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
JD McPhersonMore TB

June 24 — Detroit @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
The Head and the Heart
Old Crow Medicine Show
More TBA

June 29 — Little Rock @ Verizon Arena
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle KidMore TBA

June 30 — Dallas @ Starplex Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
Ryan Bingham
The Head and the Heart
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
More TBA

July 1 — The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Willie Nelson & Family
Sturgill Simpson
The Head and the Heart
Ryan Bingham
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
The Wild Feathers
Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real
Particle Kid
More TBA

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