Willie Nelson returns to campus for May show

Contact: Cara Barnes
Willie Nelson show flier.

Tickets are now on sale for the May 20 show.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Country legend Willie Nelson is returning to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium. "Willie Nelson & Family: Live in Concert" is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.

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With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums, Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of "Crazy," "Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust." The musician, author, actor and activist has released multiple albums and published a book over the past few years..

Nelson's album "Heroes," released in 2012, showcased new songs as well as classics. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year his road journal, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die, was published, and landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times bestseller list.

2013 marked the release of "Let's Face The Music And Dance," an album of country standards performed by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble. Later that year he released "To All The Girls…," which features 18 duets with music's top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples and Alison Krauss.


"Willie Nelson & Family: Live in Concert" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and range from $48 to $68. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.

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