Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2009, with Dallas Wayne, of Outlaw Country and Willie’s Place, on Sirius/XM Radio.
Photo: Rachel Fowler, www.WillieNelson.com
Willie Nelson’s SIRIUS XM music channel, Willie’s Place, will be home to the 25th annual Farm Aid concert, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, broadcasting the historic show live from Miller Park in Milwaukee on Saturday, October 2, with backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage hosted by SIRIUS XM’s Dallas Wayne.
Willie’s Place listeners will hear the concert live, including performances by Farm Aid President, Willie Nelson, and board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Norah Jones, Jamey Johnson, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Jason Mraz, Randy Rogers Band, The BoDeans, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, The Blackwood Quartet and the Promise of the Real, featuring Willie’s son, Lukas. The concert will be hosted by Tavis Smiley.
“Farm Aid 25 Live on Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Place” will air on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 2:00 pm ET on Willie’s Place, SIRIUS channel 64 and XM channel 13.
Each year, the Farm Aid concert shines a spotlight on the important work of family farmers and raises money for Farm Aid’s work to guarantee good food from family farms. The Farm Aid concert features a full day of music, farm-fresh food, farmers, and fun for the whole family.
Willie’s Place is the SIRIUS XM channel devoted to authentic Texas honky tonk music and western swing. Listeners will hear Willie Nelson, Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubb, and Hank Thompson, as well as a new generation carrying the torch for traditional country music
For more information about Farm Aid, please visit www.farmaid.org