Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff and more to join Willie Nelson at this year’s Luck Reunion during SXSW

Following tour dates across the U.S as he returns to the road later this month, unimpeachable music legend Willie Nelson will circle back to Austin, Texas mid-March where he will headline his 6th annual Luck Reunion. The festival that happens in the midst of SXSW will once again be spread across Nelson’s Luck Ranch just outside of Spicewood in the Texas Hill Country, with a stacked line-up to make this a true bucketlist moment.

In partnership with presenting sponsor Southwest, the one-day festival will take over the ranch with live music, unique shopping pop-ups, specialty food vendors and renowned chefs, and various drinking dens including an official Tito’s Saloon from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, one of the numerous alcohol purveyors who will have a major presence on the day, alongside Jim Beam and California stalwarts Lagunitas Brewing Company.

The hill country property, which once served as the set for Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, will this year host more than 40 different live artists and bands, including big-ticket acts like Kurt Vile, Josh Ritter, Nikki Lane, Waxahatchee, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. It’ll be a true family affair for Nelson as well with the addition of Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and Particle Kid (Willie’s son Micah Nelson). Willie, of course, will be performing with his Family Band.

Other memorable moments should include the legendary Luck Chapel Sessions which feature live performances in Nelson’s recording studio from the likes of John Doe, Kelly Willis, and Cody Canada, and the traditional “Gents & Dames” jam session hosted by The Texas Gentlemen.

Luck Reunion is set for Thursday 15th March with the following lineup:

Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Kurt Vile
Nikki Lane
Hiss Golden Messenger & Paul Cook
Josh Ritter
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ezra Furman
John Paul White
Paul Cauthen
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Ray Wylie Hubbard
John Doe
Cody Canada
Kelly Willis
The Texas Gentlemen
Particle Kid
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Blank Range
Alta Mesa
Son Little
David Ramirez
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Joshua Hedley
Kevin Morby
Devon Gilfillian
Erika Wennerstrom
Lily Hiatt
Cut Worms
Night Moves
Hop Along
Buck Meek
Kevn Kinney
Caleb Caudle
Sam Lewis
Courtney Marie Andrews
Charley Whitten
Michael Nau
Sunny War

For more information and tickets (released on a rolling basis) head to luckreunion.com. Future ticket roll-outs will be announced on Luck Reunion’s social media channels.

Feature Image: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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