Willie Nelson And Family Return To The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of Country music legend Willie Nelson & Family and special guest Los Lonely Boys on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Los Lonely Boys will go on sale this Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m.
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2015, Nelson added two more titles, It’s A Long Story: My Life, the unvarnished and complete story of Willie, hit bookshelves and landed him on the New York Times’ bestsellers list; and the new studio album with Merle Haggard titled Django And Jimmie, which debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart. In November 2015, the Library of Congress honored him with their Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his contributions to popular music. He is the first country artist to receive the distinguished award. And this year began with the release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,a collection of 11 newly recorded Gershwin classics. The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart.
Los Lonely Boys is the beloved, close-knit Texan brother trio featuring Jojo Garza (vocals, bass), Henry Garza (vocals, guitar) and Ringo Garza (drums, vocals). Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park. The story of how the Garza brothers rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. But the story of how they’ve persevered in the face of subsequent challenges is just as compelling. In 2013, they canceled 43 shows and paused work on their last album, Revelation, after Henry was seriously hurt when he fell from a stage in Los Angeles. A couple of years previously, vocal cord nodules had forced Jojo to stop singing for months. And in 2015, their mother passed away. That’s why they titled their 2014 release Revelation. Its songs were meant to serve as mirrors of sorts, reflecting aspects of our lives in ways that reveal new insights. Revelation maintains the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to their fiercely loyal fans. Flawless harmonies and soaring solos remain trademarks, but in these songs, they explore rhythms from conjunto (“Blame It On Love”) to reggae (“Give A Little More”), along with rustic acoustic textures (“It’s Just My Heart Talkin’”) and baroque pop shadings (“There’s Always Tomorrow”). “We’re always trying to broaden our horizons musically,” Jojo says. “We’re always looking for new ways to communicate, so we experimented with different sounds and production approaches.”
Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Los Lonely Boys go on sale this Friday, November 17 at 10am at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. The Amphitheatre Box Office will host a Willie Nelson On Sale Party featuring complimentary coffee and concert posters starting at 8:30am on Friday, November 17. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Office, walk around the venue to scout your potential seat and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Los Lonely Boys St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:30pm
$99.50 – Seated Pit
$89.50 – Level 100
$69.50 – Level 200
$49.50 – Level 300
$39.50 – Obstructed View
www.willienelson.com; www.loslonelyboys.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com