LAPORTE | Country music legend Willie Nelson is booked to perform at this year's LaPorte County Fair.
''Willie is coming to town,'' said LaPorte County Fair Manager Gene Shurte.
The 79-year-old Nelson, who will 80 on April 30 is scheduled to perform the night of July 10, which is a Wednesday.
Shurte said the mid-week performance allowed the fair to be able to afford Nelson's asking price.
"If it was a Friday or Saturday night it would be a lot more money," Shurte said.
Tickets for the concerts by Nelson will go on sale Saturday.
Shurte said premiere seats are $50 each, while box seats are $40 and general admission seats in the grandstands are $30.
Nelson is known for hits such as "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "On the Road Again."