It’s a tradition for thousands of people each year to attend Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and coordinators are not letting COVID-19 stop the show. They are bringing the gigantic picnic to the public virtually this year.
There is an entry fee to see it — $35 prior to $45 on event day. The show features live streamed performances, a barbecue cook-along with Chef Scott Roberts of The Salt Lick, and a special 90-minute concert film-style segment. The film features beloved acts and exclusive interviews with the characters that made the picnic a one-of-a-kind celebration during its 47-year legacy.
Luck Reunion is producing the event. The organization began as an exclusive event on Willie’s Luck, Texas, ranch. Their mission is to cultivate and celebrate American roots and those legacies still living and new talents cropping up.
Willie performs a set with his Family Band at Pedernales Studios, outside of Austin, while other artists deliver songs from home. Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are among those performing. Others include Asleep At The Wheel, Charley Crockett, Devon Gilfillian, John Doe, Johnny Bush, Kinky Friedman, Kurt Vile, Matthew Houck, The McCrary Sisters, Particle Kid, Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, Shakey Graves, The Peterson Brothers, Vincent Neil Emerson, and Ziggy Marley.