Farm Aid's Annual Benefit Concert

Food System
Sep 19th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

The sold-out Farm Aid Music and Food Festival returns to Hersheypark Stadium in Hersey, Pennsylvania on September 22, 2012. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in America, raising more than $39 million to help family farmers all over the country thrive.

Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, and John Mellencamp headline the concert, along with a wide variety of musicians.

Here’s this year’s line-up:

+ Willie Nelson
+ John Mellencamp
+ Neil Young and Crazy Horse
+ Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds
+ Kenny Chesney
+ Jack Johnson
+ Pegi Young & The Survivors
+ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
+ Jamey Johnson
+ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Aside from the music, Farm Aid 2012 will showcase HOMEGROWN concessions, featuring local, organic or family farm-sourced ingredients.

Because the show is sold out, Farm Aid is airing a webcast, Farm Aid 2012: A Backstage Pass, on their website from 8-11 pm ET that anyone can view. Anyone interested in attending the concert can also keep checking LiveNation and TicketMaster, as more tickets may become available as the date nears. Click here for ticketing information.

See how Farm Aid helps family farmers here, and get more information about their Growing Good Food Movement here.

Sustainable America stands with Farm Aid in its support of family farmers and local food. We know it is particularly important to support American farmers during this year of intense drought and hardship. Working together, we can help family farmers survive to farm another year.

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