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Top Talent to be at Abilene’s 8th Annual Music Festival

Thursday 18th, January 2018 / 16:03 Written by
Top Talent to be at Abilene’s 8th Annual Music Festival

Top Talent Headlines Abilene Outlaws & Legends Music Festival this March

Two-time Grammy Award winner Dwight Yoakam will headline the 8th annual Outlaws & Legends Music Festival March 23-24 in Abilene along with other top talent. Reckless Kelly, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Mark Powell, Koe Wetzel and other top names and rising stars in country music will take the outdoor stage for a music-filled weekend among the mesquite at the Back Porch of Texas, just northwest of town.

With 15 Main Stage artists and seven Balcony artists, this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best Outlaws & Legends yet.  The award-winning event is produced by Backporch Productions, and past years have attracted more than 7,000 music fans from the United States and abroad. VIP packages are popular and sell out quickly, and more than 315 RV and 40 Tailgate spaces sold out last year.

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Top Talent headliners

New to the festival are several seating and package options: The Legends Loft features enclosed elevated two-story box suites; reserved first-row RV passes; four new Tailgate Packages; and two new Music Row Packages.

The festival kicks off at 2 p.m.March 23 with a performance by Abilene-native Jerrod Medulla, followed by wall-to-wall music until 11 p.m. when Reckless Kelly takes the Big Country Chevy Stage. The winner of the songwriter competition will open the show at11:45a.m. Saturday. Performances continue all day with headliner Dwight Yoakam rocking the crowds at 9:30 p.m.

The festival has raised more than $1 million for Abilene non-profits. Since 2013, a portion of festival proceeds has benefited the Ben Richey Boys Ranch, a nonprofit residential home for children.

 

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Top Talent Dwight Yoakam, Reckless Kelly, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Mark Powell, Koe Wetzel and more

Performers

Two-time Grammy-winner Dwight Yoakam will headline Outlaws & Legends. Yoakam has been nominated 21 times for Grammy Awards and sold 25 million albums worldwide.  He has had 14 hits in the Billboard Top 10 and received two ACM awards: CMT Artist of the Year in 1993 and American Music Artist of the Year in 2013.  Fans also might have seen him in 13 major motion pictures including “Sling Blade,” “The Panic Room,” and “Four Christmases.”

Reckless Kelly is an Austin-based alternative country rock band with a 20-year touring track record and a long string of critically acclaimed albums from 2003’s “Under the Table and Above the Sun” to 2013’s Grammy-winning “Long Night Moon,” all delivering a distinctive vision of Americana.

Other notable performers joining these two talented acts at Outlaws & Legends include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mark Powell, Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez of the Texas Tornadoes, Jason Boland, Flatland Cavalry, Gary P. Nunn, Josh Ward, Max Stalling, Phil Hamilton, Sarah Hobbs, and several other Coors Light Balcony guests.

For more information about the festival, including full lineup and schedule, please visit www.outlawsandlegends.com or call (325)280-6054. The Back Porch of Texas is located at 3350 N. Clack Street, Abilene 79601.

 

Ticket Information

(Note:  fees apply, for detailed information please visitwww.outlawsandlegends.com)

 

General Admission Ticket: $48.71 in advance plus fees/ $65 at the gate

  • Good for all weekend

 

VIP All Access Ticket: $378.88 plus fees (limit of 500)/ $500 at the gate

  • Good for all weekend
  • Includes drinks and finger foods both nights
  • Access to artists
  • VIP Parking Pass

 

Tailgate Party Package: $562.90 plus fees (limit of 34) / 9 Remaining Available

  • 15 general admission tickets
  • One 15 ft. X 20 ft. camp/ tailgate spot inside the event. You are allowed anything that fits within the 15ft. X 20 ft. spot.

*Tailgate Party pass holders must enter and be set up between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, March 31.

 

Music Row Tailgate Package: $974.25 plus fees (limit of 7) / SOLD OUT

  • 30 general admission tickets
  • One 20 ft. X 30 ft. camp/tailgate spot in the middle of the event. You are allowed anything that fits within the 15 ft. X 20ft. spot.

*Tailgate Party pass holders must enter and be set up between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, March 31.

 

Reserved 1st Row RV Pass:  $259.80 plus fees (limit 20) / 10 Remaining Available

  • One 15 ft. X 40 ft. spot
  • No hook-ups, electrical
  • Does not include general admission tickets

 

4-Day RV Parking: $129.90 plus fees (limit 180)

  • One 15 ft. X 40 ft. spot
  • No hook-ups, electrical
  • Does not include general admission tickets

 

3-Day RV Parking: $75.78 plus fees (limit 100 RV spots)

  • One 15 ft. X 40 ft. spot
  • No hook-ups, electrical
  • Does not include general admission tickets

 

Private Porta-John $173.20 plus fees (limit 30)

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