Last year’s Farm Aid took place virtually due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but this year ‘Farm Aid 2021’ will be held live on Sept. 25 at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.
Country music icon Willie Nelson leads the lineup, along with the legendary Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews. The lineup also includes Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Margo Price (who is also a Farm Aid board member), Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Bettye Lavette, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, and Ian Mellencamp.
Nelson, Young, Mellencamp, and Matthews are the driving forces behind the benefit concert, according to the organization’s website. Farm Aid was first held in 1985, and since then the organization has collected $60 million to help farmers in the United States of America. In addition to raising funds for farmers, the organization assists them in other ways, including highlighting the foods raised on family farms, establishing new food markets, helping farm families in dire need, and battling for policies that help family farms.
The general public may purchase tickets for “Farm Aid 2021” at LiveNation.com.
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