Farm Aid To Hold Concert In Kansas City
May 12, 2011 at 6:19 AM (PT)
FARM AID has announced that it will bring its annual benefit concert to KANSAS CITY on SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th, marking the first time that the organization will stage the event in KANSAS. FARM AID 2011 will be the first concert event at the new LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK, which opens JUNE 9th.
"I'm looking forward to bringing my friends together in KANSAS for the first time to honor family farmers" said FARM AID President WILLIE NELSON. "FARM AID celebrates the independent family farmers and ranchers who make this country strong, and we know we can only fix the challenges our country faces with the know-how of family farmers."
FARM AID 2011 will feature FARM AID board members NELSON, NEIL YOUNG, JOHN MELLENCAMP and DAVE MATTHEWS, with other artists will soon be announced. The concert benefits FARM AID’s mission to “keep family farmers on the land to guarantee an agricultural system that ensures farmers a fair living, strengthens our communities, protects our natural resources and delivers good food for all.”
Tickets for FARM AID 2011 will go on sale FRIDAY, MAY 20th at 10a (CT) and will be available at 1 (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $29 for general admission; $39, $69 and $99 for reserved seats; and $149 for a limited number of premium seats. Ticket prices include a $4 facility fee and parking is free. More information can be found at www.livestrongsportingpark.com and www.farmaid.org.