Willie Nelson’s 1972 performance at the Armadillo World Headquarters in front of a crowd of rednecks and hippies is recognized as the starting point of today’s Austin music scene. So it’s only right that we pay homage to the man on his birthday every year.
Join us in our fifth annual Willie Nelson birthday celebration. We’ll kick the party off at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 24, with a special “My KUTX,” and then we’ll go big on his birthday, April 29, with wall-to-wall Willie.
6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24
The special Willie Nelson birthday edition of “My KUTX” features Texas Monthly’s John Spong and Joe Nick Patoski taking a deep dive on some of the more rare Willie recordings from early in his career.
6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday, April 29 (Willie’s birthday)
Celebrate the Red-Headed Stranger’s 88th birthday all day long with wall-to-wall Willie – from the classics you know and love, to deep cuts you’ve never heard.