Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic will take place this year at the Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas.

Wilson Nelson’s first Fourth of July picnic took place in 1973 and was meant to be a country infused Woodstock. The event estimated 40,000 people and became an incredibly successful annual festival. Before the concert, the Texas Senate Resolution 687 proclaimed July 4, 1975 as “Willie Nelson Day.” In 1976, the planned three-day concert had roughly 80,000 people, which has been the largest in the history of the picnic. During the 1990s, the picnic was often held in Luckenback, Texas. In the 2000s, the recurrent location was Billy Bob’s Texas, at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

This year, the concert returns to Austin. The lineup includes Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Asleep At The Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, Leon Russell, Amber Digby, Pauline Reese and many more. The 42nd edition of the picnic takes places at the Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. In order to accommodate the 20 artists, the concert will have two stages. This year’s picnic will also incorporate a special fireworks display to commemorate the show and celebrate America’s birthday. SiriusXM will be broadcasting live on Nelson’s channel, Willie’s Roadhouse.

Tickets are priced at $75 for reserved seats, $55 for tickets in the general admission pit section in front of the stage, and starting at $35 for H-E-B general admission lawn. There are also special VIP packages available for sale. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10th and are available at Ticketmaster, Circuit of the Americas, or can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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