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Willie Nile & His Band

Saturday, Oct. 16 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

Classic Rock

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.


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RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sight lines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Box office opens at 4 PM ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

Artistry, Up Close

The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

About The Acorn 

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.


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