Redefining conventional country for over 40 years now, Willie Nelson has become one of America’s most beloved performers. Known as the main influence of “Outlaw Country,” his sound is a product of the hippie movement that occurred in Austin, Texas during the early ’70s. During this time Nelson had retired from music, but revived himself soon after with his hit record Shotgun Willie. His sound has since transformed into the great American country we’re familiar with today, and with his new music came a new band that replaced Nelson’s original band, The Record Men. Nelson’s all-new replacement ensemble, which is called Family, has helped him record and perform his amazing music. It has consisted of members from The Record Men, and has changed members many times, even featuring Willie’s sister as a piano player. With the inauguration of the Old Farts and Jack Ass Tour in January, Nelson and the band have toured all across North America and are now making a stop in Temecula. With an up-beat country sound, Willie Nelson and Family will have you twirling your partner and dosey- doeing with songs like “Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Whisky River.” As one of the Inland Empire’s Best casino resorts, Pechanga is the perfect place to gear up and have fun before a memorable night with one of country music’s true revolutionaries. (Victoria Banegas)
Pechanga Resort and Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (951) 693-1819;
www.pechanga.com. 7pm. $60-$100.