Willie Nelson to play Poughkeepsie

Is there a more universally beloved figure in American music? Everyone wants to ride in Willie Nelson’s bus. One of the originators of Outlaw Country, Nelson has long since moved on into the echelons of American National Treasure; but, unlike most of his fellow treasures, he has never lost his autonomy, his edge or his sense of musical adventure. Legendary writer, natural performer, a formidable interpreter and kickass guitarist on a guitar that has truly had its ass kicked, Willie Nelson returns to Poughkeepsie. For this Bardavon-produced show, Willie forgoes the high theatrical setting of the Bardavon in favor of the more capacious Mid-Hudson Civic Center.

Nelson swings through the Civic Center on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $98, $78 and $58 and are available at the Civic Center; at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; or via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit www.bardavon.org. The Mid-Hudson Civic Center is located at 14 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie.