Amid Farm Crisis, Farm Aid Is Returning to Wisconsin
Farm Aid is returning to Wisconsin on September 21 to lend a helping hand to farmers during a time of severe crisis.
Farm Aid's annual music and food festival will return to the heart of dairy country at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 12, at 10 am CDT. Ticket prices range from $54.50 to $249.50.
The lineup includes Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.
Other A-listers set to perform include Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid.
"We're bringing Farm Aid to the heartland because we need to show the country what's happening to the people who grow our food and take care of our soil and water," Mellencamp said in a statement.
He added, "We want family farmers to know that we won't let them go down without a fight. And neither should you-farmers need us, and we need farmers."
"With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America's family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold on to their farms. It's not right … family farmers are essential for all of us," Farm Aid President and Founder Nelson said.
"By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side by side with farmers," he added. "At Farm Aid 2019, we'll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers' contributions to our health, economy and environment."