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Dylan and Nelson Headline Outlaw Music Festival Tour, Legends Unite for Summer Spectacle

Music lovers are in for a treat that crosses generations as the temperatures rise and the sun makes the summer skies.

The Outlaw Music Festival Tour is returning, and for the full 26-show run, the great Bob Dylan will be performing with Willie Nelson.

Beginning on June 21 in Alpharetta, Georgia, this musical festival promises to be a summer of life full of memorable performances.

Outlaws Come Together – An All-Star Cast

Willie Nelson’s yearly Outlaw Music Festival Tour has long been a highlight for fans of outlaw country and rock.

There’s never been more excitement for any of the 26 concerts this year than when Bob Dylan takes the stage. Also, during the first leg of the tour, the powerful team of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will take the stage, presenting their brand of rock and folk.

Heartland Rock is added to the second leg of the Outlaw caravan with the return of John Mellencamp.

The supporting cast, which is equally outstanding and includes talented people like Billy Strings, Brittney Spencer, Southern Avenue, and Celisse, each of whom brings a unique musical flair, is especially important.

This roster offers a musical trip lasting the many layers of American music, ranging from rock and blues to folk and country.

Returning to the Road – A Musical Family Unification

In the realm of country music, Willie Nelson is a real outlaw. He says he is eager to return. He comments in a statement, “With this lineup of legendary artists, this year’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour promises to be the biggest and best yet.” I can’t wait to tour once more with my loved ones, performing our favorite songs for their fans.

Dylan and Nelson
Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson

Dylan already took part in a few Outlaw Festival events in 2017, so this isn’t his first time with the group. That being said, this is the first time he has committed to the full tour.

Nelson and Dylan have been friends for many years; their 1993 song “Heartland” is proof of this. Nelson is praised by Dylan, who refers to him as a “philosopher-poet” and respects his amazing guitar prowess.

A Musical Chronicle – Dylan and Nelson Over Time

Dylan and Nelson’s musical friendship is not a fresh thing. They performed together for the first time on a Rolling Thunder Revue tour in Houston in 1976.

In 2004, they were sharing minor league baseball parks across the United States. When they brought John Mellencamp back for a second performance in 2009, the synergy lasted.

Famous for loving small-scale theater roles, Dylan sometimes splits to work with other actors. In 2013, he went on a summer amphitheater tour with My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

The creative atmosphere was very much alive, and dreams of unexpected covers and campfire collaborations were floating around.

The Great Partnership – A Musical Summer

This summer, fans may see a musical dream come true if all the stars align. The highlight of the tour might be Dylan, Nelson, Plant, and Krauss getting together for a couple of songs.

Plant, who has covered Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country” multiple times in the past, might take advantage of the chance to perform onstage beside the author of the beloved song.

As we prepare for the 2018 Outlaw Music Festival Tour, there is a great deal of excitement and expectation in the air. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these famous musicians perform in unison.

So mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready to embark on a summertime journey into the core of American music with Dylan, Nelson, and the Outlaw ensemble. There are notes in this famous song that you won’t want to miss.

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