Willie Nelson Announces 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour With Nathaniel Rateliff, Elvis Costello, & More

first_imgToday, outlaw country legend Willie Nelson has announced the first leg of his 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour, featuring nine stops with an incredible rotating lineup featuring Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head & The Heart, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Bingham, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Wild Feathers, JD McPherson, Delta Rae, and Particle Kid.The tour’s first leg will make stops at amphitheaters in Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Noblesville, IN, Detroit, MI, Little Rock, AR, Dallas, TX, and The Woodlands, TX between late May and early July. More artists and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.“We had so much fun on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour last year that we decided to do it again! See y’all out on the road this summer,” says Willie Nelson in a press release.“Family. That’s what this touring group of artists, fans, and friends are when we come together for our annual Outlaw Music Festival Tour. I am thrilled to continue this journey with Willie, this extraordinary group of performers, and Live Nation,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of promoters Blackbird Presents.“This started out with a one-show storyboard two years ago. Now, you can hear, feel, smell and immerse locally in that joyous exuberance,” says Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Outlaw is really just a celebration of everything Willie, which the Picnic has been for decades.”Willie Nelson was forced to cancel several tour dates earlier this year, so the news of the coming large-scale tour is encouraging in regard to his health.Tickets for the Outlaw Music Festival Tour go on sale this Friday, March 16th at 12 p.m. local time. For tickets and more information, head to the event website. For a full list of artists slated to perform at each of the first nine stops on the festival tour, see below:last_img read more

American Actress Lucy Liu Launches UNICEF Campaign in Peru

first_imgBy Dialogo August 31, 2009 LIMA, 27 August 2009 (AFP) – American actress Lucy Liu, a star of the film Charlie’s Angels, launched a social-mobilization and fundraising campaign for Peruvian children in Lima on Thursday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced. “It’s very important for me to do something useful here. I only want to be sure that the media who are here will pay attention to what’s happening with children,” the actress said to the press after sharing her experiences as a UNICEF good-will ambassador. The actress, known for her roles in the films Charlie’s Angels and Kill Bill, was designated to open the humanitarian campaign named ‘En Buena Onda’ (‘Feeling Good’). The New York actress, who took advantage of her brief trip to Peru to visit Machu Picchu on Wednesday, affirmed that she was amazed by the citadel and above all by the warmth of the Peruvian people. Actors, singers, entertainment-industry figures, and members of civil society are behind the campaign, the goal of which is “to collect funds in support of poor children who also have the right to a better future,” UNICEF indicated.last_img read more

Speedway Motors to host third annual Racer Appreciation Day

first_imgBy Damon LeeLINCOLN, Neb. – Building on the success of previous events, Speedway Motors will host its third annual Racer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1-6 p.m.Racers from around the region are expected to swarm Speedway’s Lincoln, Neb., headquarters for this fantastic pre-season open house and sale.Speedway Motors’ Racer Appreciation Day will showcase hundreds of new and exclusive race parts featured in unique displays. It will provide racers with a fantastic opportunity to try on new safety gear and take advantage of free shock and torsion bar dyno services. Special pricing will be available on all parts counter purchases.This year Speedway will be giving racers an inside look into its state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing center, as well as the all new Speedway Racing Engines facility.“Speedway is very excited for this opportunity to give our local race customers a first look at our brand new engine facility,” said Clay Smith, president of Speedway Motors. “As we prepare for the upcoming race season, this Racer Appreciation Day is the perfect time to get feedback on this new endeavor as well as show how much local customer support has meant to us for the past 63 years.”Seasoned Speedway tech experts will be on site to share their knowledge and answer questions. Tours of Speedway’s massive warehouse will be available and the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed will be open with free admission throughout the event.Guests can also expect free food and refreshments, plus many chances to win great raffle prizes and other giveaways.For details on the 2015 Speedway Motors Racer Appreciation Day and directions to Speedway’s campus, visit www.Speedwaymotors.com/RacerAppreciation.dlp.Speedway Motors is America’s Oldest Speed Shop® and has made racing safe, fun and affordable for 63 years. Call today toll free at 800 979-0122 for more information or to pre-order discounted parts for quick and easy pick-up at the event.last_img read more