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Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, NC (Sept. 13, 2014)

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Farm Aid is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina’s Walnut Creek Ampitheater on September 13th, and this year Jack White will be joining board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews on the bill. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots are also playing. Tickets go on sale August 1st at 10:00 am EST.

Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson Triumph At Soggy Farm Aid

“In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability,” Farm Aid president Willie Nelson said in a statement. “This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system. On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13, we’ll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they’re growing for all of us.”

The first Farm Aid, which was inspired by offhand comments Bob Dylan made about struggling family farmers at Live Aid, was held September 22nd, 1985 at Champaign, Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. With the exception of 1988 and 1991, it’s been held every year since, attracting everyone from Guns N’ Roses to Phish to Lou Reed.

“There is a fair-like feeling when you go to Farm Aid,” John Mellencamp said in a statement. “All day long, people are performing onstage and food from family farmers is being served. It’s a great occasion for families to come listen to great music and teach their children about where their food comes from. We’re proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all of us.”

Last year’s Farm Aid was held at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, and featured the last major public appearance by Pete Seeger.

Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, NC (September 13, 2014) (Tickets on sale July 25!)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014


Farm Aid is coming to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 13! The concert lineup features Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White and more.

Get Your Tickets

Farm Aid 2014 Ticket Presale

Our ticket presale starts at noon EDT on Friday, July 25 at A $50 Farm Aid Presale Pass (replacing our membership program*) gets you access to buy the best seats in the house a week before they go on sale to the public.

Farm Aid 2014 Ticket Sale

Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets will be available at, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets range in price from $49 to $175.

Farm Aid 2014 VIP Tickets

A very limited number of VIP tickets for the first ten rows will be available starting July 25 at noon EDT. Please contact for more information.

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Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow, “CMT Crossroads”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Don’t Miss Another Farm Aid! (September 13, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014


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Mark your calendars! Farm Aid — September 13, 2014

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Less than two months until these guys rock Farm Aid 2014! Get ready!

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid 1986 (“Whiskey River”

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson, Farm Aid

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

photo by: Alan Henrichsmeyer

Farm Aid September 13, 2014 (Somewhere, USA)

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

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Farm Aid announcd the date, but not the location, of the 2014 Farm Aid Concert.

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Willie Nelson meets with farmers in Maine

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Last night in Bangor, Maine, Willie met with Maine farmers who are members of Farm Aid's partner #MOFGA.

“Last night in Bangor, Maine, Willie met with Maine farmers who are members of Farm Aid’s partner #MOFGA.”

Mark your Calendars! 2014 Farm Aid Concert: Saturday, Sept. 13th!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


We’re excited to announce the date of Farm Aid 2014: Saturday, September 13!

Unfortunately, that’s all we can share with you right now, but we wanted to let you—our most loyal fans—be the first to know the date.

Stay tuned, we’ll make the full announcement soon, including the complete lineup. Thanks for your support, and your patience—there’s an awesome Farm Aid 2014 in the works!”


Monday, June 16th, 2014


Farm activist David Senter brought his granddaughter to tonights show in Columbia, Md.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson, ‘Long May You Run’ (Farm Aid 1997)

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Neil Young performs “Long May You Run” with Willie Nelson live at the Farm Aid concert in Tinley Park, Illinois on October 4, 1997. Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001.

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Farm Aid’s performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They’ve raised their voices to help — what can you do?

Lukas Nelson, Farm Aid 2013

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Lukas Nelson gets air at Farm Aid 2013. #tbt

Photo thanks to Farm Aid

Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, “Just Breathe” (Farm Aid 2012)

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Farm Aid Board Members talk about Farm Aid

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Farm Aid board members Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson talk about Farm Aid and its 25 years of inspired music, taking action and total commitment to making a difference.