The charity event Farm Aid is back this year, after being canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. The concert was founded by Willie Nelson himself, is known for collecting money and donating it to American farmers. This year’s lineup now has been released, on the bill is Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Margo Price, Dave Matthews and more. The event is scheduled for September 25th at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. The tickets will be on sale Friday, July 23th.
According to Rolling Stone, the concert made it’s debut in 1985, and has become an annual event since 1992. The organization also raised around $60 Million for American farmers in need.
The board of directorsincludes most of the concert lineup, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp. Price became the first female artists to join the board of Farm Aid and she has also been the second new artist that was voted in since Nelson, Young and Mellencamp founded the organization. Dave Matthews was the first new artist to join in 2001. It is worth pointing out, that Price is not the only female board member. Nelson’s wife Annie Nelson is also part of the board and his daughter Lana Nelson is the secretary of the board.
Price is also very active besides her duties as board member. The musician will be part of other festivals like the 2021 MerleFest, the Railbird Festival where she shares the stage with artists like My Morning Jacket, and the Stagecoach festival in 2022, along with Brandi Carlile and The Black Crowes. She also recently shared her song “Long Live The King” and her cover of Roky Erickson’s “Two-headed Dog.”
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