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More Artists Announced for Farm Aid 2013


Farm Aid Email Update

We’re thrilled to announce additions to the lineup for Farm Aid 2013, which will take place on Saturday, September 21, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York!

This year, the Farm Aid stage will feature returning favorites and artists joining us for the very first time who we’re sure you’ll love.

	* Willie Nelson 
	* John Mellencamp 
	* Jack Johnson 
	* Kacey Musgraves 
	* Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real 
	* JD & The Straight Shot 
	* Pegi Young & The Survivors    	
        * Neil Young 
	* Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds 
	* Amos Lee 
	* Toad the Wet Sprocket 
	* Bahamas 
	* Carlene Carter

Get Your Tickets Starting Friday

Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 will go on sale Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets are available at  SPAC’s Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $45 to $150.

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Farm Aid Pre-Sale

Thank you to all the Farm Aid members who participated in our ticket pre-sale. We completely sold out in record time!

Neil’s performance for Willie’s 80th Birthday

FarmAid takes place Sept. 21, preliminary line-up is annouced: Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, and Pegi Young & The Survivors and the Old Men 😀

Watch Willie Nelson’s 80th Birthday Concert With Jack White and Neil Young at Third Man Records

Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday by taping a “CMT Crossroads” special at Jack White’s Third Man Records, which aired last night. The concert featured several special guests, including Neil Young (who apparently spends more time at Third Man than we previously thought). Below, watch the entire episode, plus a series of videos featuring Jack and Willie in conversation.

Full episode @ Pitchfork:

Neil Young again heads Farm Aid line-up

4821909120_3d9fd937b4Farm Aid will return to New York for the first time since 2007 this September, when the  annual benefit concert takes place at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs,  NY on September 21.

This year’s line-up will feature Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp as well as  Farm Aid regulars Neil  Young and Dave  Matthews. More artists will be announced soon.

A pre-sale for tickets begins on Tuesday, June 18, at noon EDT. The general  onsale will take place Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. EDT. Farm Aid is the longest running  series of benefit concerts in America. Organizers have raised over $43 million to benefit  family farmers. The first Farm Aid concert took place on September 22, 1985 in Champaign,  IL. Last year’s concert was held at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.


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Willie Nelson turns 80

Willie Nelson is celebrating 80 years today!

Whether you’re a loyal fan of his music, a supporter of good food, or a family farmer — chances are good that your life has been touched by Willie. We all have a “Willie story” to tell. And for his birthday, we’ve collected more than 1,500 heartfelt wishes from all of you and the artists that have rocked the stage alongside him.”

They’re on display now at!

“Farm Aid is gathering up good wishes for Willie Nelson from America’s family farmers, artists and from all of us who eat.”

It has many video greetings to Willie, including one from Neil on the road.

2012-09-22 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA Farm Aid 2012

w/ Crazy Horse
1. Love Like Water (guests with Pegi Young & The Survivors on electric guitar )
2. Country Home
3. Ramada Inn
4. Mr. Soul
5. Homegrown        (accompanied by Willie Nelson on guitar and vocals)
6. Like A Hurricane
7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken     (guests with Willie Nelson)
8. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die     (guests with Willie Nelson)
Neil Young – vocals, electric guitar
Frank Sampedro – electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals
Set list thanks to Tom Hambleton at Sugar Mountain.

Random Quote

“But if crying and holding on
And flying on the ground is wrong
Then I\'m sorry to let you down,
But you\'re from my side of town
And I miss you. ”

by -- Neil Young

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