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Willie Nelson has once again teamed with Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), and rounded up some of the best musicians in the land for the 32nd annual Farm Aid Concert, a live one-day festival that raises funds for family farmers and will be broadcast live on his exclusive SiriusXM channel.
This year’s broadcast, airing from Burgettstown, PA, on Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59), includes sets from the aforementioned Farm Aid board members as well as Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Valerie June, Insects Vs. Robots. Dallas Wayne will also be backstage hosting interviews with artists and farmers.
For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
Right now, Farm Aid is working in Texas and Louisiana, where farms are recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Devastated farmers and ranchers are facing terrible destruction including wiped out crops and fences, stranded livestock, fields submerged under feet of water, and damage to their homes.
The rapid recovery of family farms is essential to the health and vitality of rural communities. Their towns need them to grow the good food we all love to eat. Family farmers need our help now to support them on the long road ahead, in order to come back stronger than ever.
Willie’s Roadhouse will broadcast live from Farm Aid 2017, beginning at noon ET. See full schedule below.
Farm Aid 2017 Broadcast Times
10:25 p.m. ET – WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
9:25 p.m. ET – NEIL YOUNG
8:25 p.m. ET – JOHN MELLENCAMP
7:25 p.m. ET – DAVE MATTHEWS & TIM REYNOLDS
6:30 p.m. ET – SHERYL CROW
5:35 p.m. ET – JACK JOHNSON
4:45 p.m. ET – AVETT BROTHERS
4 p.m. ET – NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
3:23 p.m. ET – MARGO PRICE
2:43 p.m. ET – JAMEY JOHNSON
2:08 p.m. ET – BLACKBERRY SMOKE
1:38 p.m. ET – LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL
1:10 p.m. ET – VALERIE JUNE
12:50 p.m. ET – INSECTS VS. ROBOTS
12:30 p.m. ET – WILLIE’S WELCOME + BLACKWOOD QUARTET
Farm Aid, the annual benefit concert for America’s family farmers, will be staged for its 32nd year on Sept. 16 at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., outside Pittsburgh, with performances by the organization’s guiding foursome—Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews—along with Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Margo Price and more.
The concert, quite simply, is quite unlike any other musical festival in the nation today. Created by Willie Nelson in 1985 as a one-off event to respond to that era’s farm foreclosure crisis, Farm Aid has become music’s longest-running concert for a cause and has since raised $50 million for family farmers—including those whose livelihoods are threatened by this year’s hurricanes.
What fans may not realize is that Farm Aid, as an organization, runs year-round, not only in planning for each year’s show, but in carrying out its mission of building a vibrant, family-farm-centered system of agriculture in America. With festival attendees using the hashtags #FarmAid2017 and #Road2FarmAid on social media in advance of this year’s concert, Billboard invited Farm Aid communications director Jennifer Fahy, who has been with the organization since 2002, to describe the months that followed Nelson’s final song onstage the 31st annual Farm Aid in Bristow, Va. in September 2016: