Nelson, Mellencamp, Matthews and Young celebrate Farm Aid’s 25th Anniversary
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp are gathering their musical friends to mark the 25th anniversary of the music festival, October 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with headliners including the organization's board members, the Dave Matthews Band and Neil Young.
Other acts joining the line-up include Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee and Robert Francis.
The all-day concert benefits family farms and local, organic foods in an effort to support an alternative to an industrialized agriculture-centered economy.
An auction of 25 years of Farm Aid Festival memorabilia occurs September 7 with bidding taking place at http://3.ly/farmaid. Also visit on October 2 to obtain the items from over the past 25 years with proceeds benefiting Farm Aid.
Tickets for Farm Aid 25 are on sale online at www.tickets.com. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $97.50. The show will be telecast live on DirecTV satellite service.
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