PARRY SOUND – With more than a half-century in the music business, having legendary artist Willie Nelson come to Parry Sound is indeed wow-worthy news, said Parry Sound Mayor Jamie McGarvey Tuesday.
Willie Nelson plays at the Bobby Orr Community Centre June 18.
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“When I heard that he was coming my initial reaction was ‘wow.’ To have such a well-known international entertainer in our town is fantastic. I have certainly enjoyed his music for many, many years,” said McGarvey.
As part of the Haljoe Coach Get Off the Bus concert series, Nelson will be performing at the Bobby Orr Community Centre on Tuesday, June 18, marking his first appearance here.
Joe Bamford, with the Haljoe concert series, said Nelson is thrilled to be a part of this community event, and can’t wait to play here.
The Haljoe concert series will donate net proceeds from the concert to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation. Last year Bamford brought more than 10 concerts to Parry Sound, including legendary Canadian singer/song writer Kim Mitchell, and more than $35,000 was donated to the health centre.
Nelson has released close to 100 singles over his 50-year music career.
Thirty-three of those singles reached number one on the Billboard charts.
Tickets go on sale Friday.