Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews to Perform at Farm Aid 2013

See also

Farm Aid 2013 will be held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21. Farm Aid, a non-profit organization, brings a wide variety of musicians, farmers and fans together to help farmers remain on their land. Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the family farm system of agriculture.

“The Farm Aid benefit concert takes place each year thanks to the generosity of artists who donate their talent to raise awareness about the crucial need we have for family farmers on the land,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “We are thrilled to have an eclectic lineup this year that includes returning artists, as well as artists new to the Farm Aid stage. Together, Farm Aid concertgoers and artists are changing our food system!”

Farm Aid's all-star lineup this year includes Dave Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Amos Lee, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and many more. Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, June 28 and range in price from $45 to $150.

Funds raised from the music and food festival will go toward helping farmers remain on their lands. Farm Aid seeks to give concertgoers a true understanding of why family farm agriculture is so important. There will be hands-on activities, music, and a focus on homegrown concessions that showcase local, organic, sustainable and humanely-raised family-farm food.

Comments

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Headlines
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    The first 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer has been released, leaving fans wanting more
    Video
    Movies Buzz
  • Music festivals
    150 years of major American music festivals are rooted in Rhode Island
    Camera
    17 Photos
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan receives Vanguard Awards at AMPAs in Cleveland
    Camera
    13 Photos
  • Celebrity tattoos
    We're not sure what some of these celebrities were thinking when they decided to get inked
    Camera
    23 Photos
  • John Stamos
    John Stamos talks about love, life and being tired of Uncle Jesse
    Video
    Today's Buzz