Country music will blend with the night sounds at Silver Springs State Park when Willie Nelson kicks off his 2014 U.S. tour at the Twin Oaks Amphitheater on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Sasha Dobson will open the show at 6:45 p.m. and Willie Nelson and Family will perform at 8:00 p.m. Doors to the concert will be at 6:00 p.m.
The wildlife in the surrounding forest of the spring will be serenaded by Nelson's classic ballads including "To All the Girls...", "Always on My Mind", "On the Road Again", "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys" and an introduction to 30 new songs.
Silver Springs State Park is one of Florida's newest state parks and combined with Silver River State Park on October 1, 2013. Visitors will find two entrances to the park, one providing access to the river side of the park and another where the spring boil is located.
The river side of the park offers:
- Nature trails
- Pioneer cracker village
- Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center
- Picnic areas
The spring side of the park offers:
- Paved trails
- Glass bottom boat rides
- Canoe and kayak rentals
- Ornamental gardens
The spring side of the park will close on the day of the concert at 5:00 p.m. and all day use visitors will need to exit. Visitors who plan to attend the event will need to re-enter and pay event fees. The river side of the park will remain open until sunset.
Tickets to see Willie Nelson in concert at the park range in price from $35.00 to $75.00 per person (plus fees and taxes) and are available through Ticket Master.
For more information about Silver Spring State Park visit the website.