31st Annual Farm Aid Announces Date and Acts

Farm Aid will take place on September 17th at the Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater in Bristow, Virginia.

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds (acoustic), and Neil Young will headline the 31st Annual Farm Aid.

Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs. Robots are also performing.

Farm Aid started as a benefit concert held September 22, 1985, in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the United States. The concert was organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

The first concert was at University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign before a crowd of 80,000 people. Performers included Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Roy Orbison, among others, and raised over $9 million for America’s family farmers.

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