AUSTIN – Music legend Willie Nelson has never performed a free concert in support of a political candidate. Until now. He’s chosen to break his streak with a concert in support of socialist Texas senate candidate, Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke will face Senator Ted Cruz in November’s midterm election.
Nelson has performed at fundraisers for past political candidates like Wendy Davis and Dennis Kucinich, but this one will be free and open to the public. Willie will perform for all who come out to Lady Bird Lake and sit amongst the “grass” and “weeds” on Auditorium Shores later this month.
The country icon has released the set list for his Beto concert:
Beto and Lefty
Free Stuff On My Mind
Irish Ale For My Horses
Blue States Cryin’ In the Rain
On the Road Again (After My DWI)
Good Time Commie’s Got the Blues
To All the Yard Signs I’ve Placed Before
Help Me Make It Through Election Night
Mama’s Don’t Let Your Beto’s Grow Up to Be Conservatives
Luckenbought, Texas (Back to the Basics of Out-of-State Money)
A Whiter Shade of Brown (Ode to an Irishman’s Cultural Appropriation of Hispanics)