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If you attended the Outlaws & Legends Music Festival at Mark Powell's Back Porch of Texas Ranch, then you are responsible for helping raise the amount of money donated to the Ben Ritchey Boys Ranch by over 30%. During the Outlaws & Legends Wrap-Up Party and check presentation, Outlaws & Legends founder Mark Powell expressed his gratitude and deep appreciation to all the volunteers, sponsors, and festival attendees.

While Powell looked excited and somewhat emotional he said quote "I do believe that Willie Nelson fans made a difference and that there are a lot of Willie fans here in West Texas. Furthermore, I cannot say thank you enough to each and every sponsor and volunteer for putting forth the effort to come together to help out the Ben Richie Boys Ranch and Family Program.

LOOK: What Went On at the Outlaws & Legends Wrap-Up Party

This year's Festival was the 12th annual and beat capacity on all fronts from over 32,000 admissions, 465 RV/campers, and 46 tailgates. How big a difference did those numbers make? Mark Powell presented Kerry Fortune, President of Ben Richey Boys Ranch a check for $115,000.00.

That amount represents an amazing 30% increase from last year's check of $80,000. The success of this year's Music Festival comes just after Mark and Meredith Powell accepted the "Festival of the Year" award from the Texas Regional Radio and Music Awards in the Dallas metroplex last month. Outlaws and Legends was a finalist for the award along with JAB Fest, KOKE Fest, Steamboat Music Fest, LJT Music Fest, and Texas Music Festival.

With a sheepish grin and a twinkle in his eye Mark Powell couldn't keep a secret he revealed that the 13th Annual Outlaws & Legends Music Festival for 2024 will be on March 29th and 30th. Powell went on to say, "Willie Nelson was great but stay tuned because I have got a huge surprise for you for next year."

The other good news he revealed is that early tickets for next year's Outlaws & Legends will go on sale May 1st, 2023, and will start at 50% of the actual advanced ticket price. So get your tickets early because it's promising to be bigger and better than ever before.

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