Long Story Short: Historic Concert for Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday
Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday is coming up, and you’ll have the chance to attend a show by one of the most recognizable, famous, inspirational, and legendary musicians and activists of our time. With an incredible, unique career spanning seven decades, there really isn’t anyone else alive like Wilie Nelson. To celebrate his life and career, the Hollywood Bowl is hosting Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, featuring some of the top artists in the world alongside him, like Snoop Dogg and Neil Young.
The event takes place from April 29-30, and is widely recognized as one of the most important, historic, and legendary musical events of the year. In a press release about the event, Nelson says, “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… It’s an honor to perform with such an incredible group of artists at such an iconic venue.”
What You Need to Know
Tickets for the event are still available but are expected to sell out extremely fast. If you’re looking to attend this event, it’s best to purchase them right away. They start at about $500 and go up from there, but the number of legendary artists you will get to see even besides Nelson make this a deal for the ages.
This concert, given Nelson’s advanced age of 90, is likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those lucky enough to attend. Nelson is a uniquely-loved and well-liked individual within the music industry, whose positive attitude, good vibes, and no-nonsense country music have earned him a loyal and devoted following both within the music industry and without.
Also featured will be some of Nelson’s family, such as his son Lukas Nelson. On stage will be friends, supporters, and people he has touched and influenced throughout his star-spangled career.
Some of the other smash-hit artists you can look forward to seeing at the famous Hollywood Bowl are:
- Sheryl Crow
- Bob Weir
- Allison Russell
- Billy Strings
- The Lumineers
- Chris Stapleton
- Kacey Muscgraves
- Lyle Lovett
- Miranda Lambert
There hasn’t been, and likely won’t be, a group of artists this accomplished, successful, and diverse playing together again for a long time. This concert is likely to be a star-studded event even in the crowd, with many of the Los Angeles big-hitters in attendance as well. When it comes to the Hollywood Bowl, they know how to attract a crowd and put on a show like no other.
With the tickets still at an extremely affordable price, now is the time to grab them. When else will you get a chance to see Snoop Dogg, Neil Young, and Beck onstage at the same time?
Willie Nelson: A Living Legend
Not many other artists can claim the authenticity that Willie Nelson can. He’s seen the world change in incredible ways since his birth in 1933, just out of the Great Depression. Indeed, for the youth today, it’s difficult to imagine the world that Willie Nelson grew up in.
Born to working-class parents in Texas and raised primarily by his grandparents, Nelson got his first guitar at age six and taught himself the unique, Southern, country-blues style that he is still famous for today. Nelson is famous for retaining the frugal, down-to-Earth attitude people widely held during the Great Depression, having played the same guitar (which he calls “Trigger”) since 1969.
Few other artists live, learn, and play in the same style as Nelson. Like him, his guitar shows signs of aging – notably, a large hole underneath the high-E string, due to decades of friction, but still puts out an amazing sound and performance. Nelson made his first recording in 1956 and found little success at first.
He almost gave up his musical career in the 60s but found success and fame in the 70s as an outlaw country star. Moving to Austin, Texas, Nelson truly lived the outlaw, rebellious lifestyle. Famous not only for his unique brand of country music, Nelson also made waves with his long-term, vocal, and outspoken support for marijuana and its legalization.
At a time when this was far more taboo than it is today, this earned him a reputation among fans and other artists as one of the only artists willing to put his money where his mouth is and not give in to pressure from the record labels and politicians to censor himself.
There’s no one else quite like Willie Nelson alive today. He brings a unique blend of activism, hippy sensibilities, and outlaw country music that inspires, rejuvenates, and enthralls listeners worldwide. With one of the top musical careers of any artist in our time, Nelson is a top-billing artist who commands a massive audience worldwide.
If you’re looking to book tickets for this show, it’s best to get on it right away. Ticketmaster is an excellent choice, but they will sell out fast, so make it quick! Long story short – Willie Nelson is a star like no other, and this concert will be one for the history books.