Kenny Chesney performs “Young” live at Farm Aid 2005 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois on September 18, 2005. Get this concert on DVD at: http://FarmAid.org/2005DVD
Kenny Chesney adds a lot to a big music festival — he makes it bigger, with all his young, enthusiastic fans that come out to see him. This will be his third appearance at the annual fundraiser concert. His current tour with Tim McGraw was grossing $13 million a night, and his commitment to Farm Aid with his appearance is appreciated. The Farm Aid concert is great that it lets fans hear a wide range of music. I love that concert. Come if you can. I hope somebody broadcasts it on television for those who can’t make it. One year it was on pay per view, and that seemed to be a good fundraising idea. Historically, Sirius XM Radio has broadcast live from the concert, and I hope that’s the case again. Such amazing music! And the HomeGrown Village is packed with booths full of committed people talking and giving demonstrations about sustainable farming and fuel and living, wind and solar power, organic food, how to become a farmer, or how to join in a lawsuit against Monsanto. These are just a few of the booths I can think of off the top of my head. Farm Aid is such an experience, it builds up all week long with events in the host city, at local restaurants and farmers’ markets, culminating with a Farm Aid Eve Event with food and music, and a way to connect with others from around the country, and then the next day is the Farm Aid Concert. It’s quite an experience; you should make it a Family Vacation this September 22, 2012, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For more information: www.FarmAid.org.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp founded Farm Aid in 1985 and serve on the board of directors. The three agreed that family farmers were in dire need of assistance and decided to plan a concert for America.
Dave Matthews joined Farm Aid’s Board of Directors in 2001 to help further Farm Aid’s mission of keeping family farmers on their land.
For more, visit http://FarmAid.org/youtube