Willie Nelson To Celebrate 90th Birthday With All-Star Event

By Kelly Fisher

January 24, 2023

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Willie Nelson is gearing up for a milestone birthday, and the country music legend is set to celebrate with a star-studded event.

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 will kick off on Nelson’s 90th birthday, Saturday, April 29. The two-day event, already described as “one of the biggest music events of the year,” will be held at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend my 90th birthday than being surrounded by family, friends, and of course the fans who made this all possible,” Nelson said in a statement. “It’s an honor to perform with such an incredible group of artists at such an iconic venue.”

Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 will be packed with performances by tons of fan-favorite artists, and others will be announced in the coming weeks. So far, the event’s lineup includes: Willie Nelson, Allison Russell, Beck, Billy Strings, Bobby Weir, Charley Crockett, Chris Stapleton, Edie Brickell, Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Chicks, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes, and Ziggy Marley.

Nelson is known for his legendary career, spanning several decades, which has established him as one of the most influential artists in music history. Hailed a “true living legend,” Nelson is getting ready to turn 90 “as vibrant, active, and dynamic as ever,” reads the website with all the info about the event:

“This year alone, as the definitive five-part documentary film on his extraordinary life and career is set to premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, Willie released several new albums (receiving four new nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards), authored his latest book, and continues to perform across the country while also headlining iconic festivals including Farm Aid, July 4th Picnic and his Outlaw Music Festival Tour.”

Find more details about Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 here.

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