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Willie Nelson to perform at Musikfest

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    Willie Nelson will perform at Musikfest on Aug. 5. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DAVID MCCLISTER

Published January 23. 2020 12:26PM

Country music icon and 12-time Grammy winner Willie Nelson will bring his decades of hits to Musikfest when he performs on the Wind Creek Steel Stage at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5.

With a six-decade career in music and 200 plus albums, Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger,” “Stardust” and more.

The iconic Texan has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force, having delivered more than a dozen new albums in recent years while releasing a Top 10 New York Times’ best-sellers book and being honored by the Library of Congress with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Nelson has earned numerous CMA, Grammy and ACM awards and in 1993 was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2019, he released “Ride Me Back Home,” a new studio album that captures a reflective upbeat journey through life, love and time’s inescapable rhythms viewed from his inimitable perspective.

Named the top Music Festival in North America by USA TODAY’s 10Best, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 17 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days.

Dates for the 37th edition of the festival are July 31-Aug. 9.

For more information, visit www.musikfest.org.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.

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