Willie Nelson, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, more part of Smith Center summer lineup

The man. The legend. Willie.
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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has revealed its lineup for the 2013 summer season, featuring a diverse slate of artists ranging from country icons to jazz performers to comedy acts.

Pop culture parody king “Weird Al” Yankovic kicks off the season in Reynolds Hall on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.

Saleswoman turned storyteller Dixie Longate, better known as the “Tupperware Lady,” will bring Dixie’s Tupperware Party to the Smith Center’s Troesh Studio Theater from Thursday, Aug. 1 through Sunday Aug. 4. Ticket prices start at $33—Tupperware not included.

Willie Nelson returns to Reynolds Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 13 for “An Evening with Willie Nelson and Family,” a night filled with the Grammy winner’s selection of songs from his six-decade career. Tickets start at $39.

Nelson’s Americana peers Lyle Lovett & His Large Band will also stop by Reynolds Hall with a performance on Friday, Aug. 16, touring behind Lovett’s latest album Release Me. Tickets start at $29.

Blues legend Buddy Guy will play Reynolds Hall on Thursday, Aug. 22, treating crowds to a night of his pioneering electric guitar work. Tickets start at $29.

Finally, tennis icon and author Jimmy Connors will give a talk and take questions as part of What It Takes To Win, an Audi-sponsored speaker series at Reynolds Hall on Friday, Aug. 23. Tickets start at $32.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 3 at the Smith Center Box Office in Symphony Park or online at

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