Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and More to Play Farm Aid 2017
Willie Nelson and friends will be joined by Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers and many more for the 32nd annual Farm Aid food and music festival on Sept. 16, 2017, at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. It is the third time in 32 years that Farm Aid will be held in Pennsylvania, a state where agriculture is the foremost economic enterprise.
“Family farm agriculture is the heart of Pennsylvania,” Nelson says. “What’s happening in western Pennsylvania and the region shows us that we can count on family farmers to strengthen our communities and connect people. Whether we live in rural or urban places, food — and music — brings us all together.”
Crow, Johnson and the Avett Brothers are all long-time supporters of Farm Aid and local farming organizations in their hometowns. Farm Aid founders Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, as well as a more recent addition to the host group, Dave Matthews, are also bringing Jamey Johnson, Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June and more to the stage with them this September. Additional performers will be added to the lineup as the event draws closer.
Farm Aid began in 1985 and has showcased some of the biggest acts in the world in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the struggling rural farm systems in America. Throughout its 32 years, the event has raised $50 million to provide relief for family farms across the nation.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2017 are on sale now at via Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
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