Willie Nelson to Headline 2016 Luck Banquet
The 2016 event will feature 20 acts across two stages, with Nelson headlining, as well as pop-up shops from local artisans and chefs, all on the grounds where the movie Red Headed Stranger was filmed. One of the stages will be situated in a revival-style tent next to the town's chapel (where the event kicks off), and the main stage will overlook Nelson's private "World Headquarters."
Performers will include a roster of country, rock, folk and soul artists, with each performer's contribution to "outlaw" music heavily considered. The full lineup will be announced at a later date.
"We believe that the best way to honor the true Americana story is by embracing the spirit of the movement and harboring a community that pushes boundaries -- celebrating the wild, gritty and ultimately beautiful work of artists we love," event founders Luck Productions state in a press release. "The support of Willie, and the opportunity to revive Luck as an artistic gathering place, is a gift."
The 2016 Luck Banquet is set for March 18, 2016; tickets and additional information are available on the event's official website.
Additionally, a separate Chef’s Pot Luck dinner is set for March 17, benefiting Wholesome Wave, an organization that makes fresh, locally grown food available for low-income families. The dinner, prepared by a lineup of all-star chefs, will be followed up by an intimate starlit performance by Nelson.
Country icon Nelson recently had the honor of singing "Imagine" at a concert in honor of what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday. Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow and more were also on hand to perform at the festivities.
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