Thanks to Rachel Fowler for sharing this great photo of these Farm Aid heroes.
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“We are so blessed to have had Pete Seeger’s presence on the Farm Aid 2013 stage. Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. Thank you for your tireless fight for peace, justice and the planet, and for your music.”
– Farm Aid
More great photos taken by Mary Francis Andrews at Farm Aid, in Saratoga Springs, NY on September 21, 2013. These are from the press conference before the show.
John Mellancamp always puts on a great show, always, but on Saturday night, somehow, he took it up a few notches and rocked that SPAC venue. Fans love him, too, he got a ten-minute standing ovation before he ever started playing. He had to beg the audience to stop. What a talented band and a talented man.
The official #FarmAid2013 app is now available in the App and Google Play stores for Apple and Android devices. Download it now and use it for all the info you need on
Farm Aid 2013 will be held this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, NY. Farm Aid 2013, which quickly sold out of all 25,000 available tickets, will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sasha Dobson, Carlene Carter, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Jesse Lenat, Insects vs Robots, The Blackwood Quartet, Will Dailey and The Parlor. Click HERE to learn more about the days events, including details on the HOMEGROWN village and other events.
Watch & Listen: For those who can’t make the concert, there will be a live concert webcast on farmaid.org from 5 to 11pm EDT and live audio broadcast on Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel, Willie’s Roadhouse (56), beginning at 2pm EDT.
Official Farm Aid App: The official #FarmAid2013 app is now available in the Apple App and Google Play stores for Apple and Android devices! Download it now and use it for all the info you need on your #Road2FarmAid! iPhone app: http://farmaid.org/iphone Android app: http://farmaid.org/android View the entire lineup, and add artists and HOMEGROWN 101 workshops to your personal schedule. Take a look at the festival map, check out the HOMEGROWN Concessions menu, and learn about the interactive exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village and our Farmer Heroes.
Food Drive at the Concert: Farm Aid is partnering with Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to help meet the needs of the hungry across the region by collecting non-perishable food items at the main entrances to Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Concertgoers can bring non-perishable food and non-food items that are in boxes, cans or plastic bottles (no glass). Suggested donation items include canned tuna and protein, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, hearty cold weather meals like stew and soup and peanut butter.
It’s that time of year again! A big thank you goes out to John for taking the time and autographing a bunch of items for us! Auction begins Sept 9th at 10AM with bidding ending on Sept 12th at 4PM ET giving us 4 days of bidding.
A huge thank you goes out to all of the fans, that donate items, and bid on these great items. We could not accomplish this without YOU. John and the staff at Farm Aid are always amazed how the Mellencamp fans pull together to help support the family farmer year after year!
All funds raised, including anyone that would like to donate will be credited to “The members of Mellencamp.com Community.
Head to the COMMUNITY BOARD to view all of the items up for bid.
Farm Aid Board Member John Mellencamp and his band entertained the sold-out crowd at Hershey Stadium with hit after hit after rock and roll hit.
John Mellencamp’s career in music ahs spanned more than 35 years, during which time he transitioned from pop idol to one of the most highly regarded mature songwriters of a generation.
Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and was fronting a sound band in his native Indiana by the time he was 14. He would go on to release 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units. He has amassed 22 To- 40 hits and holds the record for the most traks by a solo artist to hit #1 on the Hot Maainstreem Rock Tracks Chart. The unique instrumentation of his band adn overall approach is widely credited with being the forebear of the Americana/ No Depression genre of rural inflected music.
He is an accomplished painter whose work was the focus of a vast exhibition earlier this year at the tennessee state Museum in Nashville entitled “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp.”
Ghost Brothres of Darland County,” a southern gothic musical on which he collaborated with Stephen King, had it’s world premier this spring at the Alliance Theater in Atlatna.Mellencamp continues to make his home in Bloomington, IN.
Kenny Chesney came out and sang with John Mellencamp on, “Small Town”
by: Robyn L. Minor
The general public now has a chance to get free tickets for the John Mellencamp concert Saturday at Houchens-Smith Stadium.
About 800 of the 22,000 tickets remained late Wednesday, according to Brad Howard, Warren County president for concert sponsor Independence Bank.
People who want to attend the concert can visit Independence’s new location on Scottsville Road and get their IDs and a ticket, according to Howard.
To get into the concert, people have to present a ticket and an Independence ID.
“And we want to stress that even though this is a free concert, we would really like for people to bring canned goods so we can send them to local food banks,” he said.
Howard said gates for the concert open at 4:30 p.m., with the opening act Court Yard Hounds beginning about 6:30 p.m.
“We anticipate Mellencamp taking the stage at about 8 p.m.,” Howard said. “We will make our check presentation to Farm Aid in between performances.”
That check will include a $50,000 donation from the bank and $19,000 it raised in an auction to sell VIP seats, autographed guitars and a meet and greet with Mellencamp. Farm Aid was co-founded by Mellencamp.
T-shirts also will be sold for $15, with all the proceeds benefiting Farm Aid. The shirts were donated through Farm Aid by Anvil, and Blue Cotton of Bowling Green is doing the screen printing.
“So we could potentially be donating almost $100,000 to Farm Aid,” Howard said.
Western Kentucky University will sell refreshments at the concert, the proceeds of which will go to the university. The university also will charge for parking in the two nearby parking structures and the Creason lot. All the other lots will be free.
Howard said he expects there will be some tailgating going on in the Creason lot, where some radio stations are expected to set up camp.
[And thanks to Jen Bronkenant, my Farm Aid friend/professional photographer for sending me this article. See you at Farm Aid!
See her art at www.]