This year's Farm Aid benefit concert
will take place at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC on September 13. Farm Aid
members Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John
Mellencamp will each perform at the benefit. Jack White, Tim Reynolds
will perform with Matthews), Jamey Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band,
Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young and
Insects vs Robots are also set to perform at the event.
The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held in 1985 and there has been a total of 26 Farm
Aids over the years. Last year's concert was held at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. The
Aid organization has raised over $45 million to help family farmers keep their land.
“In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the
land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability," Farm Aid
Willie Nelson said in a statement announcing this year's event. "This region knows the
of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong
regional food system. On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13, we’ll celebrate family
farmers and the healthy communities they’re growing for all of us.”
Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 go on sale August 1 at 10 a.m. ET.
[Published on: 7/24/14]