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:
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
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.”
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