- One ticket to see Merle Haggard
- When: Tuesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Kingsbury Hall
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $21 for the back balcony (up to $43.50 value)
- $27 for the front balcony (up to $53.50 value)
- $35 for the back orchestra (up to $63.50 value)
- $45 for the orchestra (up to $73.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Outlaw country: a term some country artists use when they throw a little rock into their sound or cut their cheek while shaving
- Real outlaw country: Merle Haggard
- 21: the birthday Merle famously celebrated in prison after trying to rob a roadhouse, despite how “Mama Tried”
- What inspired him to join San Quentin’s country band: being in the audience when Johnny Cash played there
- Then: he created his twangy Bakersfield sound, got released from prison, formed The Strangers, knocked out 38 number-one hits, earned three Grammys and a Kennedy Center Honor, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
- Where his untethered Telecaster Thinline solos belong: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Why Merle has been called “the poet of the common man”: he writes what he knows, striking a chord with anyone who’s ever been beat, broke, busted, or broken-hearted
- First number-one hit that showed Merle’s tough, yet somber side: “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive”
- Number-one hit that punched his somber side in the face: “The Fightin’ Side of Me”
- Other Merle classics you might hear live: “Silver Wings,” “Ramblin’ Fever,” and the country song to end all country songs, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink”