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February 19, 2024

Fascinating Photos of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic in the 1970s

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic is an annual concert hosted by country music singer Willie Nelson. Nelson was inspired to create the annual concert after his participation in the 1972 Dripping Springs Reunion, that was hosted at Hurlbut Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. As part of the lineup, Nelson performed on the third day. The event failed to meet the expected attendance due to the concert being poorly promoted.

Interested in the concept, Nelson decided to host the inaugural Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic in the same place, as it was already prepared to host a concert. The success of the event led to other concerts.

During the late 1970s, the bad reputation of the concert for recurrent problems with safety of the audience made it difficult to find venues. During the 1980s the security improved, and the event recovered the trust of the potential venues.

Here below is a set of fascinating photos from buffalowillie that shows Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic in the 1970s.


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