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Farm Aid 2016, Sept. 17, 2016 (Bristow, Virginia) Tickets on Sale Now!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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Dear Family Farm Supporter

Do you have your Farm Aid 2016 tickets yet? The public sale starts tomorrow, Monday June 27th at 10:00 am EDT.

This year’s Farm Aid concert will be in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17th, featuring Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many more artists.

Farm Aid 2016 is not just a concert, it’s a full day of incredible music, HOMEGROWN Concessions® featuring family farm food, hands-on activities in Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village and, of course, family farmers.

FARM AID 2016 LINEUP

WILLIE NELSON
NEIL YOUNG
JOHN MELLENCAMP
DAVE MATTHEWS & TIM REYNOLDS
ALABAMA SHAKES
STURGILL SIMPSON
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
JAMEY JOHNSON
MARGO PRICE
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
CARLENE CARTER
INSECTS VS ROBOTS

Jamey Johnson, Mickey Raphael (Farm Aid 2015)

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
 
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Next up on our Farm Aid 2016 artist preview is Jamey Johnson. He’s graced the Farm Aid stage a few times in the past, and we’re excited to have him back this year in Bristow, VA.

Here Jamey performs “In Color” live at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago. Are you excited to see him this year? What songs do you hope make his setlist?

Come see Jamey live this year in Virginia!

Buy tickets now:https://www.farmaid.org/concert/tickets/

Willie Nelson and Family and Friends, “I’ll Fly Away” (Farm Aid 2008)

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

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Bid on a Dream-Come-True Farm Aid Experience; Support Family Farmers @Ifonly #Road2FarmAid2016

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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Billy English, Farm Aid 2016 (Chicago, IL)

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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photo:  Janis Tillerson

Imagine Dragons, “Roots” (Farm Aid 2015, Chicago)

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Farm Aid Eve 2016 (Friday, September 16, 2016)

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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www.FarmAid.org

Join us for the Farm Aid family reunion!

Farm Aid Eve will take place at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, September 16, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm. We will enjoy incredible food from local family farmers and soul-shaking music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats! In addition, we are excited to announce the evening’s events will include the presentation of the first annual Farm Aid Awards.

Hylton Performing Center
6:30 PM
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20109

Get your ticket here:
https://give.farmaid.org/manassas/events/farm-aid-eve/e82531

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Join us for the Farm Aid family reunion!

Farm Aid Eve will take place at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, September 16, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm. We will enjoy incredible food from local family farmers and soul-shaking music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats! In addition, we are excited to announce the evening’s events will include the presentation of the first annual Farm Aid Awards.

 

Hylton Performing Center

6:30 PM

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20109

Buy Local, Grow Local

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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Farm Aid 2016 Tickets on Sale Now

Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Dear Family Farm Supporter

Do you have your Farm Aid 2016 tickets yet? The public sale starts tomorrow, Monday June 27th at 10:00 am EDT.

This year’s Farm Aid concert will be in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17th, featuring Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many more artists.

Farm Aid 2016 is not just a concert, it’s a full day of incredible music, HOMEGROWN Concessions® featuring family farm food, hands-on activities in Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village and, of course, family farmers.

FARM AID 2016 LINEUP

WILLIE NELSON
NEIL YOUNG
JOHN MELLENCAMP
DAVE MATTHEWS & TIM REYNOLDS
ALABAMA SHAKES
STURGILL SIMPSON
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
JAMEY JOHNSON
MARGO PRICE
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
CARLENE CARTER
INSECTS VS ROBOTS

Tickets on Sale to Farm Aid 2016 in Bristol, Virginia (Sept. 17, 2016)

Friday, June 24th, 2016

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www.FarmAid.org

It’s time to roll up a few of your friends and grab tickets in the Farm Aid 2016 presale!

Visit: http://farmaid.shop.ticketstoday.com

 

The Farm Aid Presale began on Wednesday, June 22, and will end Sunday, June 26 at 11:59 PM EDT, or when tickets sell out. The Presale is being administered by Ticketstoday.

CLICK HERE TO BUY FARM AID PRESALE TICKETS.

As a thank you to Farm Aid supporters, every year we hold a ticket presale to give you access to some of the best seats at all ticket levels. Prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and you can buy up to 4 tickets.

  • A service fee is added to each ticket purchase to cover Farm Aid’s ticket expenses. In addition, before checkout, you’ll see a $50 processing fee for your order: this is your “Farm Aid Presale Pass” allowing you access to the best seats before they go on sale to the public. Individuals wishing to purchase more than 4 tickets must do so in separate transactions and will need to purchase Presale Passes for each ticket transaction.

If you buy tickets in the presale and have questions about your order, please contact customerservice@ticketstoday.com.


FARM AID 2016 GENERAL TICKETING

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 27 at 10:00 am EST, and can be purchased atwww.livenation.com.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50.


VIP TICKETS

A very limited number of VIP Tickets are available directly through Farm Aid’s Development Director Kari Williams atkari@farmaid.org.

VIP tickets include access to VIP lounge and viewing area with HOMEGROWN food, beverages, private restrooms and seats in the first 11 rows of section 1, 2 or 3. VIP ticket prices range from $400 – $2,000 each. 


EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES

Concert packages are available from If Only on June 27th. Learn more on the 27th at www.IfOnly.com/farmaid


FARM AID 2016 INFORMATION

Willie Nelson & Family, “Whiskey River” (Farm Aid 1986)

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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If you ate today — thank a Farmer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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Farm Aid 2016 set for Bristow, Virginia (September 17, 2016)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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Ticket Presale Starts Tomorrow!

“Our ticket presale gives you access to the best seats in the house – before the tickets go on sale to the public. The Farm Aid presale starts tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22 at noon EDT – visit https://farmaid.org/tickets for all the information you need!

Public Ticket Sale

Tickets for Farm Aid 2016 go on sale on Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. EDT. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and will be available for purchase atLiveNation.com, the venue box office and by phone at (800) 745-3000.”

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by: Andy Greene

Farm Aid is coming to Bristow, Virginia’s Jiffy Lube Live on September 17th, with Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson and Jamey Johnson joining Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews on the bill.  Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Carlene Carter will also be performing at the annual event. Tickets – which range in price from $49.50 to $189.50 – will go on sale Monday, July 27th at 10 a.m EDT.

“We’ve been fighting for family farmers for a long time, and that fight isn’t over,” said John Mellencamp in a statement. “At Farm Aid 2016, we’ll come together to stand up to the handful of corporations that control our food system. If you want a better world, it starts with you.”

Organizers first staged Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois in September 1985 and have held the event nearly every year since, with everyone from Bob Dylan to Jack White to Guns N’ Roses donating their time to help struggling family farmers. This year’s event will mark the third time it’s been held at the amphitheater in Bristow, Virginia. (It was staged there in 1999 and 2000 when the venue was known as the Nissan Pavilion.)

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown — they’re hungry for the truth,” Nelson says 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.”

Matthews will perform an acoustic set with guitarist Tim Reynolds, while Young will be backed by Promise of the Real, a collaboration that began at Farm Aid in 2014 when he invited Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah to join him on “Rockin’ In The Free World.”

North Dakota rejects law allowing Corporate Farms

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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www.reuters.com

North Dakotans on Tuesday soundly rejected a law enacted last year that changed decades of family-farming rules in the state by allowing corporations to own and operate dairy and hog farms.

Some 75 percent of North Dakotans who went to the ballot box voted to repeal Senate Bill 2351, according to preliminary results posted on a state website.

The law, signed into law in March 2015 by Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple, exempted dairy and swine production from the state’s Depression-era corporate farming prohibition.

The North Dakota Farmers Union and other groups that collected signatures to put the referendum on the ballot said family farmers cannot compete with large agricultural firms with no ties to the communities where they operate.

“Thank you, North Dakota,” the farmers union said on Twitter.

Supporters of the bill argued that dairy and pork operations are on the decline in the state and cannot survive without corporations that can finance expensive equipment and compete regionally, according to the Yes for Dairies & Pork Producers website.

Corporate and foreign control of U.S. farmland has been a hot-button issue in several major agricultural states in recent years as a multi-year commodities boom that began in 2007 has attracted non-farm investors.

State laws prohibiting corporations and foreign entities from owning U.S. farmland complicated a $4.7 billion acquisition in 2013 of U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods by China’s Shuanghui International. The deal ultimately closed.

This February, a U.S. district judge issued an injunction barring Nebraska officials from enforcing the state’s ban on farmland ownership by corporations.

The referendum was the only measure on the state’s primary ballot, which was dominated by a Republican fight for the governor’s office. In the Republican primary for governor, Doug Burgum defeated North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, results on the state’s election website showed.

North Dakota, with about 740,000 residents, has a heavily agricultural economy, producing cereal grains and oilseeds.

It is one of nine states that have laws limiting corporate farming, according to the National Agricultural Law Center. The North Dakota law says farming or ranching companies must have no more than 15 shareholders or members who must belong to the same family, to a distance of first cousins.

(Reporting by Fiona Ortiz and Karl Plume in Chicago; Editing by Dan Grebler)

Get your Raelynn Nelson Band-ana wrapped Guitar Strings in Nashville at “Two Old Hippies” (or her website)

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

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One of the coolest stores in #Nashville **Two Old Hippies**@twooldhippies will now carry Raelyn Nelson Band-Ana Wrapped Guitar String Bracelets!!! A portion of each bracelet sold will be given to the Save the Tongass Rainforest Campaign in honor of Molly and Sheila of 2 Old Hippies !!!

Or you can get yours at her website:
www.RaelynNelsonBand.com

Everybody’s wearing them.

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