Farm Aid 30 Set For Chicago, September 19th
July 28, 2015 at 1:36 PM (PT)
FARM AID will host its 30th anniversary music and food festival at FIRSTMENT BANK PAVILION at NORTHERLY ISLAND in downtown CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 19th. The all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by FARM AID board members NELSON, JOHN MELLENCAMP, NEIL YOUNG and DAVE MATTHEWS with TIM REYNOLDS as well as IMAGINE DRAGONS, JACK JOHNSON, KACEY MUSGRAVES, MAVIS STAPLES, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, HOLLY WILLIAMS, LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL, INSECTS VS. ROBOTS and BLACKWOOD QUARTET.
"We organized the first FARM AID concert in ILLINOIS in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis," said FARM AID President and Founder WILLIE NELSON. "Thirty years later, in CHICAGO, we'll bring together so many of the people — farmers, eaters, advocates and activists — who have made the progress of the GOOD FOOD MOVEMENT possible. At FARM AID 30, we'll celebrate the impact we've had and rally our supporters for the work ahead."
Festivalgoers will enjoy family farm-identified, local and organic foods at FARM AID's HOMEGROWN CONCESSION.. At the HOMEGROWN YOUTHMARKET, young people from GROWING POWER, the CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, and WINDY CITY HARVEST YOUTH FARM will be selling fresh apples, pears and baked goods.
In the HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers from ILLINOIS and across the country, with hands-on activities by local, regional and national farm and food organizations that engage festivalgoers in 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.
Tickets will go on sale MONDAY, AUGUST 3rd, at 10a (CDT). Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, the venue box office and by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000.
FARM AID 30 will be webcast live on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, at farmaid.org. The webcast, FARM AID 30 LIVE PRESENTED BY AMY'S KITCHEN, will feature artist performances and stories from family farmers and eaters across the country.
Festivalgoers can enhance their experience with the official FARM AID 30 mobile app, which will be available for iPHONE and ANDROID in mid-AUGUST.