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Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival 2018 Sets Los Angeles Finale
The Outlaw Music Festival 2018 tour presents changing lineups led by Willie Nelson & Family. The festival began in 2016 and first went cross-country in 2017 and has extended its second leg through an Oct. 21 finale at the Hollywood Bowl. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real have been along for the ride and will be there with Particle Kid, Margo Price and Sturgill Simpson. Appearing at Outlaw for the first time, Phil Lesh of Grateful Dead fame will be headlining for a unique presentation of old masters along with the young journeymen and women rising in stature.
"Willie is so American, you know, in the finest sense. Classic," said Lesh. "I've hoped to get back on the stage with him again for a long time now."
"I'm excited to play the Bowl with my old pal, Phil Lesh," said Nelson. "I'm sure there will be some magical music moments for all the fans."
In our exclusive Newport Folk Fest interview with Lukas Nelson, Willie's son spoke of the energy cycle connecting the younger generation with greats such as Neil Young who are able to teach them so much. "It's like as we learn more and we grow, then we give him energy at the same time," said Lukas. "People in the audience can feel that too I think, and they get caught up in the cycle."
In addition to meaningful musical moments, every stop on the Outlaw tour features local cuisine, beers and crafts, celebrating regional culture. In Southern California, some new artisanal discoveries are bound to add to this one-of-a-kind event.
Tickets go on sale on Aug. 4 for the chance to catch the traveling fest in Los Angeles.