Farm Aid 2016 to Be Held in Bristow, VA

by VVN Music

Farm Aid, the annual charity concert for the family farmer started by Willie Nelson in the 80's, will bring its 2016 edition to Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA on September 17.

As always, the four main board members of Farm Aid, Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, will be performing along with a number of other artists:
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Margo Price
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Carlene Carter
  • Insects vs Robots
  • Tim Reynolds (with Matthews)
Nelson said about the annual event "Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown. They’re hungry for the truth. Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers."

Farm Aid 2016 festival goers will also be able to experience family farm agriculture firsthand and will enjoy family farm-identified, local and organic foods at Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Village, festival goers will experience the culture of agriculture with hands-on activities about soil, water, food and farming. Farm Aid 2016 will feature composting, including compostable serviceware, throughout the venue, with a goal of zero waste.

Farm Aid executive director Carolyn Mugar added "Music and food have an incredible power to bring people together. Farm Aid is a day that illustrates the diversity and strength of the Good Food Movement. At Farm Aid 2016, we'll join forces and raise our voices for a farm and food system that is good for people and communities, not just for the profits of a few."

Tickets for Farm Aid 2016 will go on sale Monday, June 27, at 10 AM EDT. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, the venue box office and by phone at (800) 745-3000. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 12 PM EDT on Wednesday, June 22, at www.farmaid.org.

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