The Missoula Osprey and Play Ball Missoula, in conjunction with the Knitting Factory, announced today that Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform live in concert at Ogren Park Allegiance Field on Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m.
The event is entirely General Admission and tickets are $49.50. This price does not include ticket surcharges that will apply. Tickets will be for sale at the new MSO Hub box office located at 140 N Higgins, by phone at (406) 543-3300, and online at MissoulaOsprey.com.
Nelson is a prolific songwriter and entertainer, and one country’s most notorious “outlaws.” He began writing songs for others while his own career stalled in a morass of suits, whose attempt to turn him into a crooner failed. While living in Texas, Nelson found the underground music scene and an audience for his brand of country-blues-jazz-folk. He signed with Atlantic and released Shotgun Willie but it wasn’t until 1975 and the release of the breakout Red Headed Stranger that Willie was finally catapulted to superstardom. Nelson recorded numerous duets with pal Waylon Jennings, acted in several movies and in later years got together with Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash to form “The Highwaymen.”
These days, Nelson has recorded dozens of albums, charted hundreds of songs, and seems to be just about everywhere, including duets with Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack. He has fans from every walk of life and appeals to all ages. Nelson remains one of the most recognizable faces and voices in country music.
Four-time Grammy Award winner Lyle Lovett has created his own style of Americana music in a career that spans 14 albums and more than four million records sold. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, the Texas-based Lovett defies convention by fusing an array of genres with a unique gift for storytelling, as evidenced by such well-known songs as “If I Had a Boat,” “She’s No Lady,” and “My Baby Don’t Tolerate.”
Tickets can also be purchased trough Ticketfly.com and Rockin’ Rudy’s starting at 10 a.m. June 3.
For more information, please call the Osprey office at 543-3300 or log on to MissoulaOsprey.com