Farm Aid II All Star Lineup (1986)

The music at Farm Aid II will run from dawn until well past dusk.  What follows is a tenative lineup of performers and emcees, in order of appearance.

From 7 until 10 a.m.

Cherokee Rose (with Willie Nelson), Jerry Max Lane, Jubal Clark, Danny Cooksey, Lee Clayton, Boxcar Willie.  Johnny Bush, Gary P. Nunn, Rusty Wier, the Geezinsalw Brothers, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steven Fromholz, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Willie and Waylon Jennings, Alex Harvey, Willie and David Lynn Jones, the Beach Boys, Johnny Paycheck, J.D. Souther with the Nelsons, B.W. Stevenson, David Allen Coe, Dusty Rhodes, War, Roy Head, Minnie Mouse and the Disney characters.

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Judy Collins, Patty Lovelace, Vern Gosdin, Charlie Haid, Little Joe y La Familia, Exile, the Blasters, Judy Rodman, Don Johnson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rob Lowe, David Lindley and El Rayo-X, Sawyer Brown, the Rock and Roll All-Stars (Willie Nelson, John Bon Jovi, Vince Neil, Dickey Betts, Joe Walsh).

From 1 until 4 p.m.

George Jones, Gary Morris, Robert Guillaume, Nils Lofgren, Billy Joe Shaver, Playboy Girls of Rock n Roll, David Soul, Dave Mason, Dwight Yoakum, John Anderson, Bobbie Raitt, Roger McGuinn, Taj Mahal.

From 4 until 7 p.m.

William Lee Golden, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Prine, Roger Miller, the Nelsons, X, John Schneider, Asleep at the Wheel, Doug Kershaw, the Unforgiven, Joe Ely

From 7 until 10 p.m.

The Bellamy Brothers, Alabama, Green on Red, Christopher Hewitt, Los Lobos, Jack Wagner, John Couger Mellancamp with Maria McKee, Arlo Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, Jason and the Scorchers.

From 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Rick James, Neil Young, Rita Coolidge, Steppenwolf, John Conlee, Delbert McClinton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Kip Addotta, Leslie Phillips, Felix Cavaliere, Willie Nelson and Family, All Star Finale.

10 Responses to “Farm Aid II All Star Lineup (1986)”

  1. Leslie says:

    I went to this concert when I was stationed in Texas, it was a lot of fun and now I realize I had been to an awesome concert but at the time I was enjoying a day off from the army. I was just a kid lol

  2. Bill says:

    Wow Leslie, me too!! Ft.Hood, 2nd Armored “Hell on Wheels” M1 Tanker 83-87

  3. Patricia says:

    I went and met up with my brothers. They drove all night, and got there at 2 am. We were going to meet them but it took 3 hours to drive from Austin to Manor Downs. We finally drove to the next town and circled back on the east entrance. Got there, saw a bunch of sunburned happy intoxicated bros, joined them, and rocked till 2 am. The hotel bed felt so good after that long day. Stevie Ray Vaughn and Mellencamp were great. Awesome experience. My version of “Woodstock”….

  4. Colin says:

    It was so hot out there that day, 108 if I remember correctly. They were spraying the crowd with fire hoses. A day I’ll never forget!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    awsome day! drove from houston and got to Manor downs at 2am stayed up all night and crashed the gate at sunrise. got a space very close to the stage and spent the whole time there. what a day LOL

  6. Brian says:

    Lucky enough to live in Austin at that time. One of my favorite s.Crashed gate 2. As awesome. Great weekend.

  7. Al Velasco says:

    I’d never thought that a concert could be that good. I’ve seen bands that are one hit wonders, that day we all saw legends.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was there .. Flew from Denver to Dallas/FT Worth, rented a car and drove all night…Ah… The memories!!

  9. Dave Hedrick says:

    Worked back stage security. What a day!

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