Outlaw Music Festival Announces Initial Summer 2018 Dates, Venues & Lineups

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In September of 2016, the Outlaw Music Festival was birthed as a one-day music festival in Scranton and the next summer headliner Willie Nelson and organizers Blackbird Presents took the show on the road for a traveling festival. Outlaw Music Festival will return this summer and the lineups, once again headlined at each stop by Willie Nelson, and the venues for the first batch of dates have been revealed.

The lineup varies by location with Willie Nelson & Family set to headline all nine Outlaw Music Festival ’18 stops confirmed thus far. Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart and Old Crow Medicine Show are among the acts set to join Willie for at least one stop of the 2018 traveling festival. The initial lineups are listed below. More artists and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Outlaw Music Festival 18′ is currently set to start with a series of three late May dates: the 25th in Raleigh, the 26th in Charlotte and the 27th in Bristow, Virginia. Then, the Outlaw Music Festival resumes in Cincinnati on June 22, Noblesville on June 23 and Detroit on June 24. As for now, the final weekend of this year’s festival will find the event visiting Little Rock on June 29, Dallas on June 30 and The Woodlands near Houston on July 1.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday March 16 at 12 p.m. local.

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Outlaw Music Festival 2018 Initial Dates, Venues & Lineups

5/25 Coastal Music Park – Raleigh, NC: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Alison Krauss, Delta Rae, More TBA

5/26 PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, More TBA

5/27 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, More TBA

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6/22 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, The Head And The Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, More TBA

6/23 Ruoff Home Mortage Music Center – Noblesville, IN: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, The Head And The Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, JD McPherson, More TBA

6/24 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI: Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head And The Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, More TBA

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6/29 Verizon Arena – Little Rock, AR: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, The Head And The Heart, Ryan Bingham, Lukas Nelson + Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid, More TBA

6/30 Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham, The Head And The Heart, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Wild Feathers, Lukas Nelson + Promise Of The Real , Particle Kid, More TBA

7/1 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX: Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, The Head And The Heart, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, The Wild Feathers, Lukas Nelson + Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid, More TBA

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