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

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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Chance of a lifetime!  See these four amazing artists in concert!

Farm Aid 2014
September 13, 2014
Raleigh, NC

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Farm Aid 2014, September 13, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) (Tickets going fast!)

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Just one month until Farm Aid 2014! Are you ready, Raleigh?

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Farm Aid 2014 will take place on September 13, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Learn more and listen to the Farm Aid lineup below.

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New Artists added to Farm Aid 2014 Lineup

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Get ready to see Willie, Neil, John and Dave in Raleigh on September 13! Pre-sale tickets go on sale at noon EDT today!

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Gary Clark Jr., Todd Snider and the Raelyn Nelson Band will join Farm Aid at its annual benefit concert at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 13, the organization announced today.

“Over the past 29 years, hundreds of artists have stood with family farmers and electrified Farm Aid audiences,” said Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar. “Farm Aid is proud to welcome these talented performers to our stage for the first time.”

Gary Clark Jr., Todd Snider and the Raelyn Nelson Band join the already star-studded Farm Aid 2014 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie NelsonJohn MellencampNeil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina’s own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 are available at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. There are a limited number of tickets available.

The all-day music and food festival offers concert-goers family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its 2014FA_logo_v1
www.FarmAid.orgown HOMEGROWN Concessions and hands-on activities in Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village.

Farm Aid is partnering with eBay and Auction Cause to offer concertgoers a chance to bid on premier concert experiences and autographed memorabilia beginning this Thursday, Aug. 14. For more information, click here. Farm Aid is also teaming up with IfOnly to offer unique VIP Packages as well as autographed Gibson guitars to benefit Farm Aid. For more information, click here.

Concertgoers can enhance their Farm Aid experience with the official Farm Aid 2014 mobile app, which will be available soon for iPhone and Android.

For concert updates, visit www.farmaid.org/concert.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $45 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

Support Farm Aid

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

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Thank you to Mary Francis Andrews for sharing this beautiful poster she designed.

To show your support for family farmers, and Farm Aid, and for information about this year’s concert on September 13, 2014, in Raleigh, NC:
www.FarmAid.org

Win a chance to meet Willie Nelson on his bus at Farm Aid!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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This could be you! It’s not you, it’s Joe Nick Patoski, but Willie Nelson is offering a chance to meet him on his bus! (Willie, not Joe Nick)

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For more information: Meet Willie on his bus

“We’ve got a once in a lifetime experience that will help support a great organization! Make a bid to meet Willieon his bus during Farm Aid this year! Your bid supports The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, Farm Aid and REVERB! Access to his home on the road is usually reserved for Willie’s family, friends and the occasional superstar or luminary.

As Willie’s guest you will receive:

  • 2 Tickets to Farm Aid 2014 from Willie Nelson’s personal allotment
  • A private, escorted backstage tour of Farm Aid 2014
  • A visit with Willie Nelson on his legendary tour bus at the show
  • A photo on the bus with Willie
  • The opportunity to have one personal item autographed
  • An official Farm Aid 2014 “Artist’ laminate pass signed by Willie Nelson *laminate to be sent to winner after event for security purposes

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get personal access to an American legend and get a behind the scenes glimpse into his world. Farm Aid 2014 lineup includes Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack White, Jamey Johnson and more.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A BID!

Proceeds benefit Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, Farm Aid and Reverb.

Donated By: Willie Nelson

Gary Clark Jr added to Farm Aid Concert 2014 lineup! (9/13/14) (Raleigh, NC)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Gary Clark Jr is joining the #FarmAid2014 lineup on Sept 13 in #Raleigh, NC. Get all the details at farmaid.org/concert .

 

If you’ve always wanted to go to Farm Aid, this should be your year.  Trust me, you will never look back and think, “Gee, I wish I’d never gone to Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina, and saw all those amazing performers, and mingled and learned from farmers, and met the most innovative, forward thinking people gathered together in one place ever, full of ideas and optimism about a sustainable future in America” .  But not going would be regrettable.  Bring a friend!

For information about Farm Aid, their good works, and the 2014 concert:

www.FarmAid.org

And the hits just keep on coming! Raelyn Nelson Band added to Farm Aid 2014 Lineup (Sept. 13, 2014)

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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Tickets are now on sale to the Farm Aid 2014 concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 13, 2014, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Visit www.FarmAid.org to see the amazing lineup, which is growing every day:  Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White and more.  Today, the Raelyn Band was added, too.

Get Your Tickets

Farm Aid 2014 Ticket Sale

Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 went on sale on Friday, August 1, and are available atwww.livenation.com, 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 Ticket Presale

Thank you for making our presale such an amazing success!

Connect with Farm Aid

Stay connected with Farm Aid — sign up for our email list to receive concert updates, action alerts, and news about the issues you care most about.

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Check out their new album!

For All! Another reason to support Farm Aid

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Farm Aid Heroes

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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Since 1985, these two artists, along with John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, who joined the Board, have worked  hard in support of family farmers, through programs supported by Farm Aid:  disaster relief,Helping Farmers Thrive; Promoting Food from Family Farms;  Growing the Good Food Movement, providing resources for young farmers, and so much more.

This generous group has donated their time and energy and love , and brought their bands and families, and their families’ bands, and friends and their friends’ bands into their movement-that-wasn’t-supposed-to-turn-into-a- movement to support family farmers.  While they thought the Concert would be a one-off concert in ’85 to help raise funds to support the farmers and help raise consciousness of people and law-maker’s to their plight, it soon became apparent that need was so great, more help was needed. And sadly, our government was not ready to pass a fair farm bill or offer support to struggling farmers.

Many other hard working board members, staff members, blog writers, farmers and volunteers work hard every day for Farm Aid, in support of Family Farmers. The need is there more than ever, and they do appreciate your support. You really get a big bang for your buck when you donate to Farm Aid.

The annual Farm Aid concert is a major fund raiser to support Farm Aid, and the support they provide to farmers.  Their website is so great, worth the visit, full of information about the many programs supported through the funds raised by Farm Aid, stories about the farmers helped, how you can get involved, etc.

You can find out the amazing line-up of artists and how to purchase tickets to the Farm Aid Concert on September 13, 2014, in Raleigh, NC, and also make a donation, or buy yourself a souvenier:

www.FarmAid.org

Farm Aid Heroes

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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Willie Nelson, Carolyn Mulgar, Neil Young

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Tickets on Sale to Farm Aid 2014 Concert in Raleigh, NC (9/13/14)

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

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Tickets are now on sale to the Farm Aid 2014 concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 13, 2014.

Farm Aid is coming to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, on September 13! Theconcert lineup features Willie Nelson & Family

www.FarmAid.org Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White and more.

Get Your Tickets

Farm Aid 2014 Ticket Sale

Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 went on sale on Friday, August 1, and are available atwww.livenation.com, 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 Ticket Presale

Thank you for making our presale such an amazing success!

Connect with Farm Aid

Stay connected with Farm Aid — sign up for our email list to receive concert updates, action alerts, and news about the issues you care most about.

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Farm Aid Coming to North Carolina (9/13/14)

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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by:  John Wood

RALEIGH–Farm Aid has announced the philanthropic music festival, a day-long concert which produces proceeds that benefit family farmers nationwide, will take the stage at Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheater on Saturday, September 13. Tickets go on sale to the public August 1, and prices will range from $49 to $174.

“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. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system,” said Farm Aid president Willie Nelson in a released media statement. “On the Farm Aid stage [in September], we’ll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they’re growing for all of us.”

According to Rolling Stone, the first Farm Aid was inspired by offhand comments Bob Dylan made about struggling family farmers at Live Aid on September 22, 1985 at Champaign, Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. Since 1985, Nelson and Farm Aid have helped millions of farmers around the world.

Along with Nelson, the following artists will perform at this year’s festival:

  • John Mellencamp
  • Neil Young
  • Dave Matthews.
  • Jack White
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Delta Rae
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Carlene Carter
  • Pegi Young & The Survivors
  • Insects vs Robots

“I think North Carolina has always been an important part of small family farms dating back to the Civil War,” Mellencamp told the Raleigh News & Observer this week. “We come down there with respect for the hard work people have done there.”

Mellencamp has grown to love the Triangle area, ever since he developed a homegrown connection to North Carolina.

“John’s son, Hud, having come down [to Duke University], was definitely a pull for him,” Jennifer Fahy, Farm Aid’s communications director, told the Durham Herald-Sun. “John was interested in having us here. He has really come to know this area.”

Mellencamp’s son is a member of the Blue Devil football team.

Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center had the pleasure of hosting last year’s Farm Aid, and it was the last major public appearance by Pete Seeger.

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 10:00am EST. You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, and FarmAid.org.

Support Family Farmers! Get your Ticket to Farm Aid 2014

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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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 http://farmaid.tix.musictoday.com. 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 www.livenation.com, 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 kari@farmaid.org for more information.

Connect with Farm Aid

Stay connected with Farm Aid — sign up for our email list to receive concert updates, action alerts, and news about the issues you care most about.

Farm Aid, September 13, 2014 (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Get ready to see Willie, Neil, John and Dave in Raleigh on September 13! Pre-sale tickets go on sale at noon EDT today!

Willie Nelson and Farm Aid heading to North Carolina (9/13/14)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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RALEIGH, N.C. –

Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.

The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. It features performances by Nelson, who is Farm Aid president and co-founder, along with fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Durham-based Delta Rae will also perform.

Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $45 million through the festival to help family farmers keep their land and publicize locally grown food.

Those in attendance can eat food from vendors, meet local farmers and learn about cultivating land.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Aug. 1 and prices range from $49 to $175. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available Friday.