Farm Aid 2020 On the Road, the 35th anniversary of the legendary music (plus) festival celebrating family farmers and ranchers, is happening on September 26, from 8:00PM-11:00PM EDT, with an impressive line-up of more than 20 artists performing in a free at-home festival experience.
Tune in to watch performances by Willie Nelson and The Boys, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Also in the 2020 lineup are Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateleff, Jamey Johnson, Jack Johnson, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton, Jon Batiste, Kelsey Waldon, The Record Company, Valerie June, Particle Kid (a/k/a J. Micah Nelson) and The War And Treaty, with more artists to be added. The performers, who all donate their time, deserve special praise and appreciation.
Farm Aid 2020 On the Road will stream live in HD at farmaid.org from 8pm – 11pm EDT on September 26. Watch the show on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you have a “smart TV,” Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, you can watch the webcast on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel. And AXS TV will also be broadcasting the festival from 8:00PM-11:00PM EDT.
You can listen now to a mix of all the line-up artists in the Farm Aid 2020 Mix Tape.
Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised $60 million to help family farmers all over the U.S.A. while inspiring Americans to take part in the Good Food movement. Farm Aid’s online Farmer Resource Network connects farmer to an extensive network of organizations across the United States that help farmers find resources to access new markets, transition to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and survive natural disasters.
The praiseworthy non-profit organization also promotes fair farm policies to defend and bolster family farm-centered agriculture and has worked side-by-side with farmers to protest factory farms and inform farmers and eaters about issues like genetically modified food and growth hormones. Willie Nelson has rightfully noted that in 2020 the pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet. The virtual festival this year, he adds, is going to give the whole country a chance to learn about the important work of farmers and how they’re contributing to our well-being, beyond bringing us good food.
Without receipts from ticket sales, Farm Aid asks supporters to consider making a donation to support its mission of building a vibrant, family-farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Donate $75 or more and get the official Farm Aid 2020 Logo Shirt.
The Wikipedia article on Farm Aid lists all of the concert venues and performers in Farm Aid’s illustrious concert history over the past 35 years.
(Frank W. Barrie, 9/3/20)