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Nelson July 4 picnic returns to Austin

Monday, April 1, 2019 – Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic is returning to Austin.

Nelson & Family, Luke Combs, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Hayes Carll, Colter Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gene Watson, Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Bush, Folk Uke, Raelyn Nelson Band and The Casey Kristofferson Band will be on the bill at the Circuit of The Americas, a Grand Prix racing track. This marks the fifth year that the event will be held there.

The show will feature two stages: the main Austin360 Amphitheater stage and a second stage located on the Grand Plaza.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. central time.


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