|Willie Nelson - Courtesy of FarmAid.org|
“I've always believed that the most important people on the planet are the ones who plant the seeds and care for the soil where they are grown.”
– Willie Nelson
This morning Willie Nelson and the fine folks with Farm Aid announced that Farm Aid 2014 will take place on September 13, 2014. It will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.
The Farm Aid 2014 Lineup includes several regulars, as well as newcomers to the concert series. Entertainers include Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Insects vs Robots.
Farm Aid will highlight independent family farmers as essential to the well-being of our country. All across the country, family farmers are rebuilding local and regional food systems, re-energizing the economy, taking care of our natural resources and growing the good food we need as healthy citizens. Through the dedicated hard work of its board of directors, the support of many thousands of donors and the nearly four hundred artists who have generously donated their time and performances, Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in America.
Since 1985, Farm Aid has helped grow the Good Food Movement. More and more people want to know where their food comes from, how it’s grown and who grows it. The success of this movement is why there’s a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, a national conversation about what our kids eat, and increasing political will to broaden access to fresh, healthy food and investigate the stranglehold that corporations have on our food system.
As farming once again becomes a viable career choice, more people are becoming farmers, replenishing our country with new ideas and innovations, growing local and regional economies, contributing to our national economic recovery, taking care of our natural resources and ensuring good food from family farms for everyone. This is Farm Aid’s hope and vision for a new American agriculture.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2014 will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets will be available at www.livenation.com, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets range in price from $49 to $175.