Photos: Willie Nelson – Live @ Lockn Festival 2014

Willie Nelson - Lockn Festival - Arrington VA - 2014 - Oak Stage - Concert Photo

I will not go on about it in future posts, but I will state here for the record that the Lockn Festival in Arrington, VA is one of the best festivals in the country. Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountatins, the festival site is settled on a patch of hundreds of acres of land, with festival camping sites all around it.

Willie Nelson - Lockn Festival - Concert Photography - Scott Dudelson - Festival

The festival features two main stages right next to each other, and a third in the campgrounds (for after show festivities). There is no waiting between sets, when one stage ends, another will begin. And each artists performs AT LEAST a 90 minute set.

The 2014 line-up was jam packed, and in the coming days and weeks i’ll be posting more of these concert photographs on this blog. One of the most anticipated sets among both festival goers and photographers at the festival was Willie Nelson’s 3:30pm Sunday day time set. I’ve shot Willie Nelson two or three times now (at the Outside Lands Festival, and his own Country Throwdown Festival), and know the routine (Willie standing still most of the time, pointing up to the sky or crowd on occasion), but its always special to see an artist of Willie Nelson’s stature up close and personal.

Willie Nelson - Lockn Festival - Lockn - 2014 - Concert Photo

As with any Willie Nelson performance the show is hit and miss. Sometimes he’s on with the band (which includes long time collaborator Mickey Raphael), and sometimes he is playing a completely different song than his group. But for 90 minutes, and nearly 30 songs, Willie had the crowd in rapt and drew the largest audience of the day. Below is a complete set list from Willie Nelson’s 2014 performance at the Lockn Festival in Arrington, VA.

Whiskey River
Still Is Still Moving to Me
Beer for My Horses (Toby Keith cover)
Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings cover)
Shoeshine Man (Tom T. Hall cover)
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Ed Bruce cover)
Funny How Time Slips Away (Billy Walker cover)
Crazy (>)
Nightlife (Ain’t No Good Life)
Down Yonder
Me and Paul
If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time (Lefty Frizzell cover)
Georgia
I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train (Billy Joe Shaver cover)
He Can’t Tell Me What To Do
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
On the Road Again
You Were Always On My Mind
On the Bayou (Hank Williams cover)
Hey Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams cover)
Move It on Over (Hank Williams cover)
(Unknown)
Bring it On
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Roy Acuff cover)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (The Carter Family cover) (Willie solo)
I’ll Fly Away
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
I Never Cared
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams cover)

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