Willie Nelson Reveals Date for 30th Annual Farm Aid Concert
Willie Nelson has announced the 2015 date for his 30th annual Farm Aid, which helps support family farmers and raises awareness of the importance of locally grown and organic foods.
Farm Aid is the longest-running benefit concert in America. The 2015 event, an all-day food and music festival, will take place on Sept. 19.
"The first Farm Aid concert featured more than 50 artists on one stage," Nelson said during the Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert on Feb. 5. "In the 29 years since, hundreds more artists have given their time and talent to support family farmers. This year, we would like to invite even more artists to join us onstage as we celebrate family farm agriculture."
Nelson performed at the Legacy Concert, and Farm Aid was also honored at the event, earning recognition for its live performances from more than 400 artists over 29 years.
Farm Aid also received a $15,000 preservation grant form the Grammy Foundation Grant Program. The grant will be used to develop a plan to digitize, preserve and archive the legendary Farm Aid performances, according to a press release.
"The legacy of Farm Aid is twofold: in the change we've made in our farm and food system, and in the rich musical record of concerts held since 1985," adds Farm Aid co-founder John Mellencamp. "The list of artists who have played on the Farm Aid stage is a who's who of the best artists of our time."
More details about 30th anniversary Farm Aid events will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can visit their website.
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