Farm Aid is set for this Saturday, September 24 in Raleigh, and the artist schedule has been released in anticipation of the day-long festival.
The lineup is stacked with names well known across the music industry, including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow and more. Note that Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats are a late scratch from the lineup due to COVID.
Tickets for the day-long event are extremely limited, and range from $75 to $315 and are available for purchase at www.farmaid.org/tickets.
Farm Aid began in 1985 after several artists recognized a need to celebrate America’s farmers, and the source of all our food. That first show in Champaign, Illinois included musical legends like Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and so many more.
The annual event came to Raleigh for Farm Aid 2014, and was held in Hartford, Connecticut in 2021.
“I’ve always said that family farmers strengthen us all,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Farmers in North Carolina, across the Southeast, and all over the country are growing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We’re bringing Farm Aid here to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers to help.”
The concert festival is more than just music, as there are also displays and showcases about farming in North Carolina and more.
“Everywhere we go, we hear from festivalgoers that there’s nothing quite like the Farm Aid experience,” said Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar. “Farmers and eaters are inspired and empowered at the intersection of music and family farm food to support the source of our food — family farmers — and to join farmers in fighting for our soil and water. We will celebrate the family farmers of the Southeast and amplify their voices on the Farm Aid stage in September.”
Your KML team will be out at Coastal Credit Union Music Park this Saturday, and here’s the lineup so you can plan your day at Farm Aid!