Willie Nelson Plays Sellout Crowd At Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center At COC
Picture courtesy of Stephen K Peeples
Country music legend Willie Nelson played a sold-out crowd at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC on Saturday, with a more than two-hour set that included all of his classic hits.
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The show was a family affair for Willie Nelson, with his son Lukas's band, Promise Of The Real, featuring Lukas's brother, Micah, and an appearance by Willie's sister, Bobbie, all helping to make for a great show and leaving fans on their feet.
The show welcomed a crowd to the PAC at College of the Canyons, with bolo ties and cowboy hats coming two weeks earlier than normal in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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Nelson's set list included hits such as "On The Road Again," "Crazy" and a few fan-favorite covers, such as "Texas Flood,'" the Stevie Ray Vaughan classic.
Also known as the "Red Headed Stranger," the name of a 1975 album he recorded for Columbia Records, the 80-year-old musician has been a mainstay in the country music scene for about six decades, and he still maintains a busy touring schedule.
Nelson played in Riverside on Friday night, and he's playing in Turlock on Sunday.
The one-night only show at College of the Canyons drew more than 900 fans, and quickly sold out after tickets went on sale back in January.
The show was preceded by a 6 p.m. reception at the PAC.
The event was an apt precursor to the 2014 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, which takes place in April.
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The 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is less than a month away. This decades-long tradition in the SCV will be hosted once again by Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27
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