Willie Nelson Announces New Concert Film, ‘Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90’

Relive the unforgettable moments and collaborations from Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday celebration in the theater.

Matt Simeone
May 16, 2023

Willie Nelson with Keith Richards during Willie’s 90th birthday celebration on April 30, 2023. (Credit: Willie Nelson)

Willie Nelson recently celebrated his 90th birthday with a string of performances featuring some of the biggest stars in the world. And now, the music event – Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 – is coming to theaters!

From Blackbird Presents in collaboration with Mark Rothbaum and Joe Hand Promotions, the limited-theatrical release will give fans the opportunity to experience a selection of the most unforgettable moments and collaborations from the star-studded two-day concert celebration honoring Willie’s 90th birthday.

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Recorded live on April 29 and 30, 2023, before a sold-out crowd at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, this historic concert film features once-in-a-lifetime performances by Willie Nelson himself, as well as an incredible lineup of music icons including Keith Richards, Snoop Dogg, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, The Lumineers, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Billy Strings, and many more. Prepare to be captivated by this legendary gathering of musical talent.

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The highly anticipated film will premiere in theaters on Sunday, June 11, with a special encore presentation on June 13 and 14, ensuring that fans around the globe have the opportunity to join in the celebration of Willie Nelson’s extraordinary career and his milestone 90th birthday.

The two-hour-plus film will provide fans with an immersive experience, featuring state-of-the-art cinematic presentation and pristine 5.1 stereo surround sound. USA Today describes this epic event as “headed for the concert history books,” and the Associated Press noted that “Willie brings people together” through the incredible lineup of artists and the power of his music.

The concert at the Hollywood Bowl showcased an array of performing artists, including surprise guest Keith Richards, Allison Russell, Billy Strings, Bobby Weir, Booker T. Jones, Buddy Cannon, Charley Crockett, Charlie Sexton, Chris Stapleton, Daniel Lanois, Dave Matthews, Dwight Yoakam, Edie Brickell, Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Jack Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Leon Bridges, Lily Meola, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff, Neil Young, Orville Peck, Particle Kid, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Shooter Jennings, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Stills, Sturgill Simpson, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Tom Jones, Tyler Childers, Warren Haynes, Waylon Payne, Ziggy Marley, and many more. Additionally, special tributes and presentations by Chelsea Handler, Ethan Hawke, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Owen Wilson, and Woody Harrelson added to the star-studded celebration. The house band, led by GRAMMY Award-winning Music Director Don Was, featured Audley Freed, Benmont Tench, Gabe Witcher, Greg Leisz, Mickey Raphael, Terence Higgins, Tom Bukovac, Alfreda McCrary, Ann McCrary, and Regina McCrary.

The concert film will feature highlights from both nights of the shows, showcasing full performances and special guest presentations. Whether reliving the magical moments or experiencing them for the first time, fans will have the chance to witness this celebrated event honoring a living legend as if they were in the front row.