News And Notes
Jul 7

Farm Aid 2013 Sells More Than 25,000 Tickets

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson photo by David McClister, courtesy of Lost Highway Records.

Farm Aid 2013 has sold out, moving more than 25,000 tickets for the September 21 show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews among others will perform.

“We are honored that upstate New York has embraced Farm Aid in this way,” Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid, said. “Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and across the Northeast value family farmers and the work they do to grow strong and healthy communities for all of us.”

Additional performers in the diverse lineup include Kacey Musgraves, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, and Pegi Young & The Survivors. Guitarist Tim Reynolds will be on hand to join Dave Matthews.

Mark your calendar for new episodes of Farm Kings, starting Thursday, July 11 at 9/8c! Check out the Farm Kings section HERE to see the full schedule, family photos and to watch sneak peeks and highlights from the second season.

Farm Aid’s all day music and food festival will spotlight farm food and include hands-on activities that will give concertgoers a true understanding of why family farm agriculture is so important. Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions brings family farm food center stage, showcasing local, organic, sustainable, humanely-raised family farm ingredients.

Additionally, in Farm Aid’s Homegrown Village, concertgoers will have the chance to meet farmers, take part in hands-on food and farm activities and learn about how family farmers are enriching soil, protecting water and growing the economy in addition to bringing food to tables across America.

 

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