From FarmAid’s Music Monday:
Watch John’s complete set from Farm Aid 2014 live in Raleigh North Carolina.
Here is your chance to see this legendary rock and roller, and champion of family farmers and the middle class, in a city near you! John Mellencamp is giving his fans in 80 cities a chance to see his show. His new material from new album is amazing, and of course he has so many great hits that he can’t play them all in one show, but he sure tries. They are coming to Red Rocks in July and I can’t wait.
Also, every ticket purchased for the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour includes a download of John’s new album Plain Spoken.
Tickets are available for all 80 shows on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour. Visit the Mellencamp.com TOUR page for further details. http://www.mellencamp.com/tourdates.html
“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.