Willie Nelson's annual Farm Aid charity concert is coming back this fall and bringing along music legends' and fellow board members' Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Farm Aid is a charity event that has raised over $50 million since its 1985 debut and is set to take place September 16 at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania's KeyBank Pavilion.
Farm Aid began as an organization that works to help increase awareness of family owned farms and raises money with their annual concerts that incorporates a variety of country, blues and rock music. Other famous names making an appearance at the musical event include Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs. Robots.
Artists: Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson. Photo: Ebet Roberts
“Family farm agriculture is the heart of Pennsylvania," Farm Aid President and Founder Nelson said in a statement via the Post-Gazette. “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."