Willie Nelson to play Ferguson Center May 18, tickets on sale March 2

Country music legend Willie Nelson will bring his honeyed voice and battered guitar to Newport News in May, promoters announced Friday.

Nelson will play the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News on May 18. Tickets -- which range in price from $57 to $97 -- go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, through fergusoncenter.org or by calling 855-FERG-TIX or (757) 594-8752.

Here's the press release about the show.





Willie Nelson and Family

Friday, May 18, 2012  at 8 p.m.


Tickets on sale Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m.

Ferguson Center for the Arts



Newport News, VA – Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts is proud to announce it has just scheduled Willie Nelson and Family to perform on Friday, May 18, 2012. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are: $97/$82/$72/$57.


With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.  In 2010 he released Willie Nelson's Country Music, produced by GRAMMY and Oscar winning T Bone Burnett, on Rounder Records and it received a GRAMMY Nomination for Best Americana Album.  In 2011 Willie's album releases included, Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles, a 12 tune song cycle about the ups and downs of love with Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones as well as Remember Me Vol. 1, his hand-picked 14 song collection of country music's most definitive songs. Willie’s new CD, Heroes, is scheduled for release on Legacy in April.


Tickets will be on sale at fergusoncenter.org or by calling 855-FERG-TIX or (757) 594-8752. Ticket Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.





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