Farm Aid Announces Additions to 25th Anniversary Concert Lineup
08.11.2010 - MILWAUKEE—Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for
its 25th anniversary music and food festival on Saturday, October 2, at Miller
Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans,
Amos Lee and Robert Francis will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil
Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for
America. The show will be broadcast live on DirecTV.
The all-day festival will be a celebration of music, family farmers and good
food and will again feature HOMEGROWN concessions—family farm-identified, local
and organic foods. Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village will showcase hands-on
activities that give concertgoers a chance to meet farmers, get their hands
dirty and learn how family farmers are protecting our land and water and
connecting us to our roots.
Advanced ticket sales have been extended through noon CDT, Thursday, August 12,
and are available to Farm Aid members. To become a Farm Aid member, visit
www.farmaid.org. Tickets for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will go on
sale Saturday, August 14, at 9 a.m. CDT and are available at the Brewers box
office, by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at www.tickets.com. Ticket prices
range from $39.50 to $97.50, including facility fee.
Farm Aid is teaming up with Auction Cause to auction off unique Farm Aid
memorabilia and Farm Aid 25 concert experiences. Beginning September 7, visit
http://3.ly/farmaid to bid on concert experiences; visit again beginning October
2 to get your hands on priceless Farm Aid memorabilia from the past 25 years.
All auction proceeds benefit Farm Aid.
Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America sponsors include Horizon Organic, Silk
Soymilk, DirecTV and Organic Valley. Prospective sponsors may contact Dennis
Gorg at email@example.com for more information.
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 $37 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.