Wed, July 20


7.20.11- All-American Country Legend Coming to Dpac October 20th. Tickets On Sale Friday, July 29th at 10am.


(Durham, NC) — Grammy® Award winner Willie Nelson to return to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 29th at 10am:
• Online at
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Tickets start at $48.50*. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, July 27th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

"If there were ever a home for great American musical talent, DPAC is certainly the place to find it." said Bob Klaus GM of DPAC. "The Triangle loves country music and no one spans the generations quite like Willie Nelson."

As a Nashville artist in the ‘60s, Nelson himself penned more than a few tunes that have arguably become American classics themselves, including“Crazy,” “Night Life” and the sublime “Funny How Time Slips Away.” But that was just the prologue for the iconoclastic singer-songwriter, who would redraw the borders of country music in the ‘70s after moving back to Texas and settling in the musical melting pot of Austin. Along with fellow traveler Waylon Jennings, Nelson was labeled the outlaw of the genre, but he was more visionary than rebel, especially with the way he attracted rock fans to take a closer look at country. He was celebrated for his work with buddies like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, but scaled even greater chart heights by singing, improbably enough, with Julio Iglesias (“To All the Girls I Loved Before”). Recent cohorts have included Wynton Marsalis (Two Men With the Blues, a spirited live set that debuted at #20 on the Billboard pop chart, Nelson’s highest charting since "Always On My Mind" hit #2 in 1982),Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel and reggae icon Ziggy Marley.

Nelson along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in1985 to help the plight of American farmers- throughout their 25 years they have raised more than 39 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.

DPAC’s upcoming lineup includes Dolly Parton (Aug 2) and Steely Dan (Aug 4). For more information about these and all DPAC shows please visit

*(plus added convenience and handling charges depending on place of purchase).


About DPAC
The Durham Performing Arts Center is a 2,700 capacity multi-use theatre that features the hottest Broadway and family shows, high-profile concerts and incredible special events. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s Top Theater Venues, and currently ranked #2 in US Theaters. DPAC has become a beacon of energy in the Triangle and the region’s award-winning home for superstar entertainment. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and PFM, DPAC is also home of the SunTrust Broadway at DPAC with over 10,000 season ticket holders and show stopping Broadway engagements of Wicked and Radio City Christmas spectacular starring The Rockettes and much, much more. For more information please go to