Back Home to Austin: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
published on March 31, 2015
For the first time in five years, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will return to Austin, Texas. The 42nd edition of the all-day event will take place Saturday, July 4th at Circuit of The Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater. The picnic will include a fireworks display to celebrate America’s birthday.
“The first 4th of July picnic was outside Austin at Dripping Springs, Texas,” said Nelson. “I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together. I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea to, this year have it back in Austin, but at a more comfortable venue for the fans AND the pickers.”
The event will feature performances on two stages – the main Austin360 Amphitheater stage and a stage on the Grand Plaza. The event will host more than 20 artists:
Willie Nelson & Family, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Asleep At The Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell, Billie Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe, Chris Stapleton, Johnny Bush, Insects VS Robots, Folk Uke, Amber Digby, Raelyn Nelson Band, Pauline Reese, and more.
The Grand Plaza will have picnic tables for guests and a shopping area with Texas-based vendors.
The standard parking lots will open at 10:00 a.m., with the premium parking lots opening at 9:00 a.m. Gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater open at 11:00 a.m. Standard Parking is included in ticket prices.