Farm Aid 2012 is coming to Hershey, Pa. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the HersheyPark Stadium. Tickets go on sale today (Friday, July 13), at 10 a.m. EDT.
The festival features performances by Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews plus Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
The 27th annual music and food festival aims to raise awareness about family farms and good food. "We've built a strong family farm movement to grow our economy, ensure our health and protect our environment," says Nelson. "This concert is our chance to shine a spotlight on the independent family farmers who are essential to the wellbeing of our country."
Farm Aid's official website, www.farmaid.org , expands on its outreach by explaining four major goals of the festival: promoting food from family farms, growing the Good Food Movement, helping local farmers thrive, and taking action to change the system.
Since its first concert, the cause has raised over $40 million in a grassroots effort to benefit the American economy and environment, and the health and education of its people. Nelson and company remain optimistic about farming's future, though. "There's a new food movement sweeping the country and Farm Aid is doing all we can to promote that movement," he adds.
Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, Giant Center Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $35.75 to $99.75. But hustle! They sell out quickly.
Catch the Youtube video of Dave Matthews talking about this unique music festival at Farmaid_2012.