Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid Gets New Home
Farm Aid is moving to New England. The annual star-studded concert, founded by Willie Nelson in 1985, will be held in Mansfield, Mass. for the first time this year.
"New England was built on the strength of independent family farmers," says Farm Aid board member John Mellencamp. "We can honor that independent spirit by joining Farm Aid to grow the movement that is changing the way all of America eats."
In addition to Nelson and Mellencamp, this year's bill includes Neil Young and Dave Matthews, among a host of other country, rock and pop acts. The concert will be September 20 at Mansfield's Comcast Center.
Since its inception, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to help American farmers.