Farm Aid's annual benefit concert will return to Pennsylvania in September, organizers announced today.
"We’ve built a strong family farm movement to grow our economy, ensure
our health and protect our environment. Farm Aid brings these Main
Street values to transform the Wall Street-controlled farm and food
system,” Farm Aid President Willie Nelson said in a statement.
The event, whose lineup include Nelson and Farm Aid board members Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, will be held at Hershey Park Stadium Sept. 22. The concert's concession stands will be stocked with locally-sourced organic food from family-run farms. It will also feature hands-on food and farming activities.
"The Farm Aid concert brings farmers and eaters together to grow
the kind of agriculture that builds stronger communities and a healthier
food system," executive director Carolyn Mugar said.
As always, the concert will support Farm Aid's work to support family-run farms and encouraging people to buy local. The organization has raised over $40 million since 1985.
Tickets, which cost between $33.75 and $99.75, go on sale this Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased through Live Nation or Ticketmaster's websites or box offices. Farm Aid members will be able to buy advance sale tickets starting tomorrow, July 10.