willie nelson

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Willie Nelson has postponed his concert tonight in Kalamazoo due to illness, according to a press release from Miller Auditorium. Miller Auditorium is advising all ticket holders to retain their tickets until the can be rescheduled for a later date. Once a new date is scheduled, ticket holders will be contacted and asked to exchange their tickets for new ones. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Mickey Raphael (right) with Willie Nelson (left)
stillisstillmoving.com

Willie Nelson and Family are in concert May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. Even if the name Mickey Raphael isn’t familiar to you, you have most likely heard his music. Raphael is the harmonica player in country music legend Willie Nelson’s band.

Just a small part of the Willie Nelson collection in Chris Nelsen's home.
Karen VandenBos

Kalamazoo resident Chris Nelsen is one of singer/songwriter Willie Nelson’s biggest fans. After following him and his music for over 30 years, the local man has an extensive collection of Willie Nelson memorabilia and stories of the times they’ve met.