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Farm Aid is coming to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 13! The concert lineup features Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jack White and more. See the full list at the Farm Aid site.

Farm Aid 2014 is an all-day music and food festival, and will feature a unique lineup of artists and genres and will offer concert-goers family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health.

“In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system. On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13, we’ll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they’re growing for all of us.” — Willie Nelson

Ticket Presale

Farm Aid ticket presale starts at on Friday, July 25 at noon EDT. Learn how you can get your tickets early on the Farm Aid Ticket Information page.

Farm Aid 2014 Ticket Sale

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.

“There is a fair-like feeling when you go to Farm Aid. All day long, people are performing onstage and food from family farmers is being served. It’s a great occasion for families to come listen to great music and teach their children about where their food comes from. We’re proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all of us.” — John Mellencamp

Two Kids From Abbott

 —  July 20, 2014 — 62 Comments

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God Bless our American Veterans

 —  July 19, 2014 — 16 Comments

Dad recently did a PSA for the homeless veterans in America. Production crews set up cameras on the bus before the concert, and the Redheaded Stranger asked that everyone open their hearts to our many homeless vets. A highly decorated Viet Nam veteran, who was also a fan, had given Dad this well worn, heavy medal hat to wear in honor of all those who have served our country with honor and pride. God Bless our American veterans and please support them when you can. They have already supported you.

Veterans PSA

Same Trailer Different Park

 —  July 17, 2014 — 16 Comments

Have you seen these photos? We thought you might enjoy them.

 

Kacey Musgraves, on tour with us last month, getting friendly with Willie’s famous mascot.

Kacey Musgraves, on tour with us last month, getting friendly with Willie's famous mascot.

Kacey Musgraves, on tour with us last month, getting friendly with Willie’s famous mascot.

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Two of our fierce, heavily armed drivers guard the equipment truck during the concert.

Two of our fierce, heavily armed drivers guard the equipment truck during the concert.

 

Lana, Amy and Micah celebrate Fathers Day with Dad in Simsbury, CT.

Lana, Amy and Micah celebrate Fathers Day with Dad in Simsbury, CT.

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45 Slug

 —  July 16, 2014 — 29 Comments

Milton Carroll dropped by to see Dad during our recent concert in Memphis, Tennessee. Milton has been a friend for years, since the early days in Austin. He was one of the first artists signed to be on our old Lone Star record label. Milton has a great voice. In the 1970’s his song, Falling in Love is Like a 45 Slug in the Head, could be heard every night somewhere at a club in Austin. Milton left Austin, married and divorced singer Barbara Fairchild, married again and became a preacher; a calling he still answers. We love you Milton, come back to see us.41Fc2288JqL._SY300_milton_e