There’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than to attend Willie’s annual big bash with all of his talented friends. This year, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will feature headliners Sturgill Simpson, The Head and The Heart, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Margo Price and, of course, Willie Nelson & Family.
Starting around noon on July 4th (which falls on a Wednesday), fans will flock to the Austin360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) track out in East Austin to bask in the Texas heat while listening to country music favorites like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Asleep at the Wheel and Willie’s son’s band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
2018 will mark the fourth year that the event has been held at COTA. Since 1973, the July 4th celebration has mainly moved around Texas with a few out-of-state dates. Though for the most part, it’s stayed in Willie’s neck of the woods in Central Texas.
Tickets go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster on March 9 at 10:00 a.m. CST. A presale starts two days prior on the 7th. Those wanting to snag tickets ASAP should sign up for presale information on the COTA website here. Prices range from $799 for “Shotgun” VIP tickets to $42.50 for lawn access.