Farm Aid: First New York City Concert Event

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Setting the stage for a unique concert experience, Farm Aid has announced additional artists to round out the concert lineup at Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival, set for Sunday, Sept. 9, at Randall’s Island in New York City.


Joining the already stellar lineup of Willie Nelson (right), Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops and Montgomery Gentry will be Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Danielle Evin, Jesse Lenat, Jimmy Sturr, Pauline Reese, Billy Joe Shaver and Paula Nelson.

In addition to featuring a full day of music, Farm Aid 2007 will showcase, for the first time at a major concert event, an abundance of family farm food vendors who will serve local, organic, humanely raised and family-farmed food. There will also be hands-on, interactive exhibits that showcase farmers and activists who inspire living a homegrown life.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2007 are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online or by calling (212) 307-7171, (631) 888-9000 or (203) 624-0033. Ticket prices are $52 for general admission, $102 for reserved seats and $302 for VIP reserved seats. The VIP package includes catering in an exclusive area and other amenities.

Farm Aid fans also have the chance to win front row seats, airfare and hotel accommodations by clicking here.

Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson will also perform at the Hard Rock International’s Ambassadors of Rock event at the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on Monday, Sept. 10, to promote sustainable biodiesel practices, including harvesting, production and distribution of biodiesel fuels.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant family-farm–centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the current system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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