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Willie Nelson to Host 4th of July Picnic as Livestream Concert This Year

Willie Nelson and family perform to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at the Four Seasons Restaurant on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/IInvision for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund/AP Images)

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic Concert has been a summer concert staple for the better part the last five decades. This year will look a little different. The country's legend's 2020 Fourth of July Picnic will be held online as a livestream concert due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert special will also include archival footage of memorable moments throughout the history of the Picnic and interviews with the artists who've been a part of the iconic celebration.

Nelson and his Family Band will perform from Pedernales Studio's, located near his Luck Ranch in Spicewood, Texas. Other artists will perform from home. Performing artists include Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Margo Price, Steve Earle and Kurt Vile, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid.

The concert will stream on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 3:30 pm CST.

Tickets are $35 ahead of the event and $45 day-of-show and can be purchased here.

One dollar from each ticket sold will support The Luck Reunion Fund, managed by the Austin Community Foundation, directly benefiting five designated organizations: All Together ATX, Six Square, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, SIMS Foundation, and Central Texas FoodbankBudweiser, Michelob Ultra and Karbach Love Street will also be matching donations.

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Nelson will release his next album, First Rose of Spring, on July 3. He'll also release a new memoir, Me and Sister Bobbie, co-written with this sister and bandmate Bobbie Nelson, in September.

Willie's 4th of July Picnic Lineup:

Asleep At The Wheel
Charley Crockett
Devon Gilfillian
John Doe
Johnny Bush
Kinky Friedman
Kurt Vile
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Lyle Lovett
Margo Price
Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent)
The McCrary Sisters
Particle Kid
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Robert Earl Keen
Shakey Graves
Sheryl Crow
Steve Earle
The Peterson Brothers
Vincent Neil Emerson
Ziggy Marley

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