Farm Aid 2013 lineup to include both superstars and newcomers
Annual music and food festival set for Sept. 21 in Saratoga Springs, New York
By Phyllis Stark
Special to MSN Music
The lineup for Farm Aid 2013 has been set, with a mixture of veterans and new and developing acts joining a lineup that already included Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. The daylong music and food festival will be held Sept. 21 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Newly announced performers, all of whom are donating their time, are Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, and Pegi Young & The Survivors. In addition, Matthews will be joined by guitarist Tim Reynolds during his set.
Beyond the musical performances, Farm Aid will once again spotlight family farm food via its “Homegrown Concessions” area and will include activities that attempt to demonstrate to concertgoers why family farm agriculture is important. In Farm Aid’s Homegrown Village, attendees can meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching soil, protecting water and aiding the economy.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2013 go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. (ET) at ticketmaster.com, at the venue’s box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets range from $45-$150, while a limited number of premium seats range from $300-$1,500. More details can be found at www.farmaid.org and on Twitter and Facebook .
The annual Farm Aid raises money to support the charity’s work with family farmers and inspire people to choose family farm food. Since its inception in 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $43 million to support such programs.
Photo: Jacqueline Larma/AP
I was laid off after 18 years and I have almost gone through my savings....and I am only 59....I plan on obtaining any means of survival I can since I have paid in to it for over 35 years be it food stamps or whatever!!! Do not judge until you look in the mirror.....
Mr. Moore, there are more than 200 commercial family farms in Alaska alone and just over 1, 600,000, nation wide. Some family farms are cooperated to protect the family as they struggle with tight margins and competition from other countries with slack regulations and dirt cheap labor. Yes the nation's family farm is in deep do-do or manure as we call it and yes some farms do smell, but most cities smell worse to us. You demand cheap wholesome food, raised in a humane manner without offensive smell, without government control, under layers of regulations and without profit. Then you raise it. Because the day that 40 acres and a mule making a living for a family died in the 1800s. My family faming history goes back eight generations than came to the new world in the 1700s and I know for a fact the only time a famer made a buck was when he/she sold out, so you and folks like you could pave it over and plant houses.. As far as a farmer being paid to not farm and let the land recover, maybe a little trip to USDA is in order just to see how that actually works and why.
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