Wed., Aug. 21, Willie Nelson
Sacramento Community Center Theater, 8 p.m., $49.50-$89.50
It's hard to write about legendary musician Willie Nelson in such a short amount of space. What fresh insight is there into the man known for helping turn outlaw country into a viable genre? Besides, who doesn't know that Nelson, 80, has written some of the greatest songs ever to grace radio airwaves (“On the Road Again,” “Pretty Paper” and“Hello Walls,” just for starters)? Most everyone's also familiar with his '80s country supergroup the Highwaymen with Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. And, of course, there's been endless ink on his activism—particularly when it comes to marijuana reform. Willie Nelson is a smart, supertalented liberal badass. 1301 L Street, www.willienelson.com.