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Farm Aid slated for Sept. 13 in Raleigh, NC

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Farm Aid will be staged in Raleigh, NC on Sept. 13, with board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, with Jack White, headliningg at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. This marks the benefit festival's first foray in the state. Other featured artists include Tim Reynolds, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina's own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Ro, bots.

Tickets, $49-$175, go on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 1 at at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone (800-745-3000). A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 25, at www.farmaid.org.

"We'll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they're growing for all of us," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "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. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system."

"We're proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all of us," added Mellencamp.

During the past 29 years, Farm Aid has made grants of more than $3.6 million in the Southeast region -- more than half a million in North Carolina alone -- supporting programs that help farmers thrive, grow new markets for farmers and create much-needed change in the food system so that everyone benefits.

The official Farm Aid 2014 mobile app will be available in mid-August for iPhone and Android for an enhanced concert experience.

Concert updates can be found on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/farmaid), as well as its website, www.farmaid.org/concert.

Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $45 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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