Willie Nile & His Band w/opener Brad Ray Duo
Saturday, Oct. 16 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)
Legendary singer-songwriter Willie Nile and his band make their Acorn debut. Opening the show is the Brad Ray Duo.
The unofficial poet laureate of New York City.” - UNCUT
“Better than most performers have to offer by far.” – ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
“The Clash/Social Distortion meets Pete Seeger, a true master songwriter!” – HITS
“Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!” -LITTLE STEVEN E STREET BAND
“Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” LUCINDA WILLIAMS
The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile "one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years." His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today.
His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”
His new studio album The Day The Earth Stood Still, which features a duet with Steve Earle on the song “Blood On Your Hands.” will be released on Aug 13, 2021.
Effective September 1, 2021, anyone entering the theater will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry. In addition, all who enter the theater will be required to wear masks. Click here to learn more about Acorn Covid-19 Policy.
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Box office opens at 4 PM ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm