Willie Nelson and company have once again planned a riveting Farm Aid Festival to be held virtually this year.
The 35th-anniversary edition of Nelson’s yearly Farm Aid concert is scheduled to take place between 8 and 11 pm on Saturday, September 26.
In addition to performances by the founding fathers of the event, namely Nelson himself, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, the lineup for the benefit also includes artists of the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Particle Kid, and The Record Company, among others.
This year’s event will be focused around the most pressing challenges that the world is facing today, including the COVID-19 pandemic as well as issues such as climate change, racial injustice, and one of the longstanding main themes of the benefit, sustainable agriculture.
“This pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet,” shared Neslon.
He added,”Farm Aid 2020 is going to give the whole country a chance to learn about the important work of farmers and how they’re contributing to our well-being, beyond bringing us good food.”