Farm Aid Music And Food Festival Head To North Carolina This Saturday!
Farm Aid is this Saturday in Raleigh, NC! Watch FarmAid.org for updates about
the concert. Here are some ways you can watch or listen live!
TV: If you can't join us in Raleigh, celebrate with us at home by watching
the concert live! Starting at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT, tune into AXS TV to watch the
show live in HD.
Webcast: We'll also be streaming the concert live in HD on farmaid.org
starting at 7pm EDT with our webcast, "Farm Aid 2014 Presented by Amy’s
SiriusXM: And you can start listening live on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM
channel, Willie's Roadhouse (56), beginning at noon EDT. SiriusXM's Dallas Wayne
will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.
As you get ready for Farm Aid 2014, we invite you and your friends to use the
#Road2FarmAid hashtag to share photos, videos and experiences. Visit Farm Aid's
#Road2FarmAid page to download official digital swag like social media
banners, cover images, web badges and more. You'll also find a link to the Farm
Aid 2014 concert app for iPhone and Android, with built-in easy ways to share
Farrm Aid announced today that its annual benefit concert will head to
Raleigh, NC on Saturday, Sept. 13, taking place at the
Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raliegh, North Carolina
Farm Aid 2014 will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina’s own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, and Insects vs Robots. Tickets will go on sale Friday August 1st at 10 AM EDT via
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will be holding a pre-sale starting Saturday, July 26th at 10am ET. Please watch our TOUR page for
FARM AID MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL HEADS TO NORTH CAROLINA ON SAT. SEPT. 13
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews
and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Raleigh, N.C. — Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival
will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh,
N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 1.
“In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to
stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic
sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing
opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system,” said Farm
Aid President Willie Nelson. “On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13,
we’ll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they’re growing for
all of us.”
Farm Aid 2014 will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John
Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Jack
White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina’s own Delta
Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, and Insects vs Robots.
Farm Aid 2014, an all-day music and food festival, will feature a unique
lineup of artists and genres and will offer concert-goers family
farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In
Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers,
engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family
farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in
addition to bringing us good food for good health.
“There is a fair-like feeling when you go to Farm Aid. All day long, people
are performing onstage and food from family farmers is being served,” said Farm
Aid board member John Mellencamp. “It’s a great occasion for families to come
listen to great music and teach their children about where their food comes
from. We’re proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to
feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all
Farm Aid has long collaborated with and supported organizations and
organizers in the Southeast who are keeping family farmers on the land and
growing the Good Food Movement. Many of the region’s farmers have been served by
Farm Aid’s Resource Network and hotline. Over the past 29 years, Farm Aid has
made grants of more than $3.6 million in the Southeast region — more than half a
million in North Carolina alone — supporting programs that help farmers thrive,
grow new markets for farmers and create much-needed change in the food system so
that everyone benefits.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 will go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. EDT.
Tickets will be available at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. A limited
number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, July
Farm Aid is teaming up with IfOnly to offer special VIP packages with premium
center stage tickets with exclusive backstage access, in addition to signed
Gibson guitars. Proceeds from auction items benefit Farm Aid and bidding opens
Friday, July 25 at www.ifonly.com.
Farm Aid is partnering with eBay and Auction Cause to offer concertgoers a
chance to bid on premier concert experiences and autographed memorabilia
beginning Thursday, Aug. 14. For more information, go to http://is.gd/farmaid.
Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the local business community and
offers corporate sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda
Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors include Amy’s Kitchen, Rudi’s Bakery,
Horizon Organic, Greener Fields Together, Organic Valley, Chipotle Mexican
Grill, PLOTSAVER and EcoScraps.
Concertgoers can enhance their Farm Aid experience with the official Farm Aid
2014 mobile app, which will be available in mid-August for iPhone and Android.
For concert updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/farmaid), and visit www.farmaid.org/concert.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of
agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil
Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds
to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose
family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who
contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $45 million to
support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food
Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture
and promote food from family farms.