Willie Nelson booked for LaPorte County Fair

2013-04-08T19:15:00Z 2013-04-09T01:01:11Z Willie Nelson booked for LaPorte County FairStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 08, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

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."

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