The 2016 edition of the annual Farm Aid festival will take place on September 17 at the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Bristow, Virginia. As usual, the event will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews.
This year’s lineup also features a variety of other rock and country acts, including Alabama Shakes, Carlene Carter, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price and Nelson’s son Lukas and his group, Promise of the Real. Matthews will perform with his longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds, while Young is expected to be joined by Promise of the Real, who have been serving as the folk-rock legend’s backing group since last year.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2016 will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. ET, and will be available at LiveNation.com, the Jiffy Lube Live box office and by calling 800-745-3000. Some pre-sale tickets also will be sold starting Wednesday, June 22, at noon EDT at FarmAid.org.
“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown — they’re hungry for the truth,” says Farm Aid president and co-founder Willie Nelson in a statement. “Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.”
In addition to the many musical performances, Farm Aid will feature family farm-produced local and organic foods. The event also will offer attendees the chance to take part in various agricultural activities.
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