Phone it a mini-Picnic.

The pandemic has pushed Willie Nelson’s traditional Fourth of July Picnic to the sidelines for the past two a long time, but when vaccines assisted sluggish the spread of COVID-19 this spring, Nelson’s crew received active receiving Willie back “on the highway again.” That led to the Outlaw New music Pageant, a touring present that produced its 1st prevent at Austin’s Germania Coverage Amphitheater on Sunday.

The fest is just not essentially new, though it is really new to Austin. Released a several several years in the past to assistance bring a scaled-down flavor of the Picnic expertise to other metropolitan areas, it options Nelson joined by a handful of Americana-oriented functions for a concert which is for a longer period than typical, but not really the marathon of his Picnic demonstrates.