Monday July 6, 2015
Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings
On Monday, July 6, 2015, a collection of music’s legendary outlaws and rising superstars will come together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert event at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, to honor Waylon Jennings, one of the most influential musicians of the Outlaw Country movement. The concert event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional and digital media.
OUTLAW: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WAYLON JENNINGS, produced by Blackbird Presents, will feature performances by: WILLIE NELSON, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, TOBY KEITH, ERIC CHURCH, ALISON KRAUSS, KACEY MUSGRAVES, RYAN BINGHAM, STURGILL SIMPSON, JAMEY JOHNSON, LEE ANN WOMACK, ROBERT EARL KEEN, CHRIS STAPLETON, SHOOTER JENNINGS, JESSI COLTER, and BILLY JOE SHAVER.
Grammy Award-winner DON WAS serves as co-music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this concert event. Legendary music producer BUDDY CANNON also serves as co-music director. “Waylon Jennings was my friend, brother, and musical soul mate”, said Willie Nelson. “Playing his songs with these incredible artists, is going to be one hell of a concert event.”
Keith Wortman, Mark Rothbaum, Freddy Fletcher, and Jessi Colter are the creators and executive producers of the project. Wortman and Was were the producers and music directors of the star-studded, legendary Austin concert event “We Walk The Line” that honored the music of Johnny Cash at ACL Live in 2012.
For all show details and the official show website go to: http://waylonoutlaw.com
Promotional hashtag: #waylonoutlaw
VIP TICKET BENEFITS
Attendees who purchase mezzanine level tickets will receive a limited edition OUTLAW: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WAYLON poster, as well as a commemorative cap and T-Shirt created especially for this once-in-a-lifetime concert event. Merchandise packages can be picked up by attendees at the merchandise booth on the music porch the night of the concert.
FLOOR SEATING ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
By overwhelming request, we have added a seating option on the floor level, also allowing us to discount standing floor tickets! If you had previously purchased standing floor tickets, you will receive an email from Ticketfly regarding your order. If you have questions about this email or did not receive a notice, please contact Ticketfly at (877) 435-9849 or shoot us an email.
JUST ANNOUNCED: THE OUTLAW AFTER-PARTY FOR TEXAS FLOOD RELIEF!
Enjoy bites and drinks in style in our backstage area, PLUS 100% of the proceeds for all tickets sold to this exclusive After-Party event go to United Way for Greater Austin to benefit those affected by the recent floods in Texas. You must be a ticket holder to the tribute concert in order to purchase after-party tickets—but hurry, tickets to the tribute are going very fast! For more information about ticket benefits or to donate now, please visit here. **SOLD OUT
ABOUT WAYLON JENNINGS
If any one performer personified the outlaw country movement of the ’70s, it was Waylon Jennings. Though he had been a professional musician since the late ’50s, it wasn’t until the ’70s that Waylon, with his imposing baritone and stripped-down, updated honky tonk, became a superstar. Jennings rejected the conventions of Nashville, refusing to record with the industry’s legions of studio musicians and insisting that his music never resemble the string-laden, pop-inflected sounds that were coming out of Nashville in the ’60s and ’70s.
ABOUT BLACKBIRD PRESENTS
Blackbird Presents is the worldwide leader in the creation and production of once-in-a-lifetime concert events, music releases, and broadcast specials honoring music icons such as Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples and Emmylou Harris amongst others. Keith Wortman is the CEO of Blackbird Presents. For more information, please visit: http://blackbirdmusicgroup.com/