Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers and longtime friends Willie Nelson and Neil Young will host
"Harvest The Hope" benefit concert on September 27 at a farm outside Neligh, NE to protest
the Keystone XL Pipeline.
[Photo by Adam McCullough]
All proceeds from the show will go towards Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental
Network and the Cowboy and Indian Alliance according to Rolling Stone. Tickets will
cost $50 and go on sale Wednesday, August 20 at Bold Nebraska's official site. Young and Nelson are both longtime
supporters and board members for Farm Aid and last performed together in Nebraska at the
1987 installment of the event.
10,000 attendees are expected at the benefit concert, which will be held along the
Keystone XL route. Energy company TransCanada has proposed the pipeline that protesters
say will impose on tribal lands and will have a big environmental impact leading some farm
owners to refuse to sell their land to TransCanada. "Farmers, ranchers and tribes that
have been standing up to TransCanada are rock stars in my eyes," Bold Nebraska director
Jane Kleeb said in a press release. "Now we will have the honor to have music legends Neil
Young and Willie Nelson stand with us against this risky pipeline that threatens our water
and our livelihoods. It is our hope that President Obama in the end stands with us over
Big Oil." The President needs to approve the project in order for it to happen.
[Published on: 8/19/14]