Fans of the famous Willie Nelson have plenty to look forward to, as he will be playing at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, just a short drive from Allentown. His concert is coming up in the middle of September, but there are still tickets available so you can enjoy this icon performing live.
Where, When, and Tickets
The Sands is a Bethlehem event center that Allentown residents can get to in a very reasonable drive. Willie Nelson will be there on Tuesday, September 12, and his show starts at 7 p.m. The doors open two hours earlier than this so you have time to get settled. Tickets are still on sale. They cost $69.50, $84, or $94 each, a true bargain to see this legend perform live. Don’t worry about getting a bad seat since the farthest seat from the stage is just 137 feet away.
Willie Nelson’s Music
Willie Nelson is one of the best-known performers and songwriters thanks to his vital role in the world of country music following rock and roll. Nelson’s career began during the 1960s when he wrote songs that topped the charts, including “Crazy” performed by Patsy Cline, “Night Life” by Ray Prince, “Funny How Time Slips Away” by Billy Walker, and “Hello Walls” by Faron Young. During this time, he also released some records that led to the beginning of his dedicated cult following.
It was during the early 1970s that Nelson began working with Waylon Jennings and entered the outlaw country movement that would lead him to become a household name. Hits like “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “Red Headed Stranger” ensured he became famous and was even recognized by those who preferred pop.
Throughout his career, Nelson never played it safe. His country music has clear inspiration and samplings from rock and roll, honky tonk, cowboy songs, jazz, Western swing, traditional pop, blues, and other genres.
Active in His 80s
Willie Nelson turned 80 back in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped him from touring or writing new music. During his concert in Bethlehem, you can expect to hear music from his 2014 album, “Band of Brothers,” along with more recent collaborations with other artists and the 2017 album “God’s Problem Child.”
You can’t bring food or beverages into the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. However, there are concession stands where you can buy both snacks and drinks. If you don’t want to drive home to Allentown following the concert, you can spend the night at the Sands Bethlehem Hotel that is right there.
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