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10/04/2010 -

Farm Aid 25 took place on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Miller Park in Milwaukee WI. John performed a powerful set and was joined on the bill by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and a dozen other artists. After the jump we have a collection of the video, photo, and press coverage of the event. Here are some highlights:

Of John's set USA Today said: "No set, start to finish, was better at Farm Aid." RollingStone.com reported: "Earlier in the day, at a press conference held at Miller Park's adjacent little league field, Mellencamp said, not for the first time, that Nelson should be honored with a Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless devotion to American farmers. After all, Farm Aid is the longest-running musical cause ever. Willie, standing to Mellencamp's right, responded, "How 'bout the No Bull prize?""
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10/04/2010 - While at Farm Aid 25 in Milwaukee John was interviewed by DJ Dallas Wayne of Willie Nelson's Sirius XM satellite radio channel Willie's Place. After the jump we have a clip of the interview where John talks about his desire for Willie to get the Nobel Peace Prize as well as the complete interview. Read More
08/23/2010 - On Monday, August 16th, during his interview on PBS' "Tavis Smiley" show, John, half joking and half assigning, told Tavis that he was the host of the October 2nd Farm Aid concert in Milwaukee. Tavis laughed after being put on the spot, but today it was announced that Tavis has accepted! Read More
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. Click "Read More" to read who will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Read More
08/08/2010 - SoundSpike.com took note of one of John's most interesting comments during this week's Farm Aid 2010 announcement press conference. They reported: In John's comments about this years event he said: "Whoever does this Nobel Peace Prize business should look at Willie Nelson," Mellencamp said from his home in Bloomington, IN. "He has helped millions and millions of people and entertained millions and millions of people. It's 25 years of commitment. Myself and Neil [Young] work from the neck down. Willie is the brains..." Read More
08/05/2010 - Our Mellencamp.com Farm Aid 2010 pre-sale has begun and a limited number of tickets are still available. Several tickets returned to the system after purchases were not completed. Visit the TOUR page for the link for the pre-sale. Read More
08/02/2010 - Farm Aid announced today that Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will be held Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will perform at the event with more acts to be announced! Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, August 6th... Read More
03/16/2010 - SOMERVILLE, Mass. “Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America” is the theme of the quarter-century anniversary of Farm Aid, the nonprofit organization led by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Farm Aid’s mission is to keep family farmers on the land and to create a family farm-centered food system in America.

Farm Aid representatives say planning for the 25th anniversary concert and the events leading up to it is in the works. Concert events will celebrate the contribution the organization has made to supporting family farmers and showcase the positive, sustainable future that family farmers are growing through their hard work every day. All across the country, family farmers are rebuilding local and regional food systems and re-energizing the economy.

“In 1985, we started out to save the family farmer. Now it looks like the family farmer is going to save us,” said Farm Aid president Willie Nelson. “As our nation continues to end Read More
 
   

 

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