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Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and Sheryl Crow play at first-ever Outlaw Music Festival in Scranton Sept. 18

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and Sheryl Crow play at first-ever Outlaw Music Festival in Scranton Sept. 18
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From a press release:

Just when you thought the summer concert season at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton was coming to an end soon, one more major show was announced this morning.

Willie Nelson and Blackbird Presents are proud to announce the first-ever Outlaw Music Festival, taking place Sunday, Sept. 18 at Montage Mountain. This year’s festival will feature performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Willie Nelson and Blackbird Presents are thrilled to bring the Outlaw Music Festival’s top tier talent to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The picturesque setting and wide variety of festival attractions (including local cuisine, beer, and crafts by local artisans) will provide music fans in the region with an unforgettable festival experience.

Artist fan clubs and Citi card member pre-sales begin this Wednesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. and run through Thursday, July 28 at 10 p.m. For complete Citi card member pre-sale details through Citi’s Private Pass Program, visit

Tickets for the general public go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at and all Ticketmaster outlets, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain box office (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton), and by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP packages include great seats, premier parking pass, VIP club access, and exclusive festival merchandise.

Overnight RV parking will open on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. Festival day parking opens Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. Festival gates open at noon and music performances begin at 1 p.m. Visit for more details.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Geoff Gordon and the entire Live Nation team to bring this incredible musical experience to fans in Scranton and its surrounding communities,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

Outlaw Music Festival lineup:

Willie Nelson & Family
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Sheryl Crow
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Lee Ann Womack
Brothers Osborne

Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies, including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics. Blackbird’s productions center on the celebration of music legends and feature performances by today’s music stars, creating unforgettable content.

Blackbird’s other recent concerts, broadcast specials, and releases include “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynryd Skynrd: One More for the Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

See photos of Willie Nelson performing at the Peach Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain last year here.

Photo by Jason Riedmiller Photography