The tradition continues! Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks is returning this summer after going virtual in 2021. America's beloved icon Willie Nelson, who created this annual event in 1972, is bringing a star-studded lineup as the first concert at the new Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX, home of Austin FC of MLS, on Monday, July 4. The event will feature Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Tyler Childers, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Charley Crockett, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and Asleep at the Wheel.

“I’m so happy to be bringing back my annual 4th of July Picnic for the first time in two years,” said Willie Nelson. “Come on down. We missed you.”

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at

“Q2 Stadium is quickly becoming a host for the biggest parties in Austin, and there’s no one better to kick off our first ever concert than with the one and only living legend, and a local to Austinites, Willie Nelson,” said Austin FC Minister of Culture, Matthew McConaughey.

“We can’t think of a better first concert for Q2 Stadium than Willie Nelson & Family,” said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. “Willie is an iconic local artist and we look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July holiday at Q2 Stadium.” 

In addition to 10 hours of great live music, fans can expect delicious food, drinks, and fireworks
to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.