Today, July 2, 2024, Willie Nelson shared a touring update. The esteemed outlaw country musician confirmed his impending appearance at the Fourth of July Picnic at the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, N.J. The two-part message shared on the artist’s social media this afternoon also reminded fans and concert-goers that Nelson will not participate in tonight’s Mansfield, Mass. concert. 

The statement began, “Willie Nelson is looking forward to seeing everyone in Camden on July 4. He will not be performing in Mansfield today. Bob Dylan Robert Plant and Alison Kraus, and Celisse will perform as scheduled. In addition, Lukas Nelson and Family, along with some special guests, will once again play his own set that will include Willie’s classics and other songs.”

Spanning over 50 years, the first Fourth of July Picnic began in 1973 at Hurlbut Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. During its time, the event featured performances from Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell, and more lauded acts. In addition to The City of Brotherly Love, the event has occurred nationwide, arriving at various venues, including The Gorge in Quincy, Wash., Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and others. 

In a press release outlining the annual celebration of America’s birthday, Nelson previously said, “I am thrilled to bring the 4th of July Picnic to Philadelphia for the first time in our storied history.” The 90-year-old outlaw country troubadour continued, “It’s an honor to host such an extraordinary lineup of talent in the birthplace of our country. We can’t wait to celebrate Independence Day with you.”

Scroll down to view today’s update via Nelson’s official social media.

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