Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid Headed to New York
Willie Nelson is headed to New York. The 80-year-old will take his annual Farm Aid concert to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.on Saturday, September 21, to help raise money for farmers and agricultural workers all across the United States.
The Texan launched Farm Aid in 1985, along with Neil Young and John Mellencamp, to raise money for farmers to help pay off their hefty mortgages and keep their farms in the family. The longest-running benefit concert in the nation, the all-day event has raised more than $43 million so far.
"There's a whole lot of small family farmers in upstate New York," Willie states (quote via Billboard magazine). "I think this is a great place to try to reach some family farmers."
This year's event will feature a Homegrown Village, promoting organic foods grown by local farmers and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to mass-produced foods.
Nelson will once again perform, along with Young, Mellencamp and board member Dave Matthews. More artists are expected to be announced shortly.
Farm Aid will be held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. For ticket information and artist announcements, click here.