Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson performs in 2017 in Nashville. He performed in Florence in 2013 and 2016.

FLORENCE, S.C. – For the third time in the past six years, legendary musician, author and songwriter Willie Nelson is coming to Florence to perform.

The Florence Center will present Willie Nelson & Family and Allison Krauss Together Live on Aug. 12.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Wilson, 85, is an outlaw country star who performed in 2013 and 2016 in Florence.

Krauss is a 27-time Grammy Award-winning artist.

Ticket prices range from $26 to $246. They will be available at the Florence Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums, Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” The iconic Texan has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. In 2012 he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Nelson was scheduled to kick off a national tour with Merle Haggard on Oct. 15, 2015 in Florence. The day before the show, the performance was postponed because Nelson had a medical issue.

The show was rescheduled for May 2016, but six weeks before then, Haggard died of pneumonia. Kris Kristofferson and a group that included two of Haggard’s sons stepped in, and the show went on.

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