It’s been 30 years since the first Farm Aid back in 1985 in Champaign, Illinois before a crowd of 80,000.
Still going 30 years later, Farm Aid 30 will be held September 19th, 2015 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion in Chicago.
Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson explains why the nonprofit was founded, and what this year’s event would celebrate:
“We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis. Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many of the people—farmers, eaters, advocates and activists—who have made the progress of the Good Food Movement possible. At Farm Aid 30, we’ll celebrate the impact we’ve had and rally our supporters for the work ahead.”
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This years lineup:
Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds
Old Crow Medicine Show
Insects vs Robots
Lukas Nelson & Promis of the Real