Mellencamp, Nelson, Young & Matthews Come To Farms’ Aid

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the one and only agricultural supported music fest, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson have announced the date for the 2010 Farm Aid along with a couple of firsts in the fest’s history.

And for all of us unable to travel on site in order to support our local farmers of America, there’s a way we can still catch the whole concert experience from the comfort of our own couch.

For the past 25 years, artists have been banding together to help “Keep America Growing” through the seedlings of music to raise awareness for local farmers in America.

The longtime fest’s organizers [lastfm]John Mellencamp[/lastfm], [lastfm]Willie Nelson [/lastfm] along with [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Dave Matthews [/lastfm] announced the 2010 Farm Aid’s date on October 2 at Milwaukee’s Miller Park.  This year’s fest is making history, marking the first time the Aid is held in Wisconsin as well as being in a major baseball stadium.

The four organizers will continue to headline the night’s festivities with special guests – announced in the coming weeks – joining in the fight. Nelson said in a statement:

“This anniversary concert is a chance for everyone to join with Farm Aid to support the family farmers who are growing hope for America, through the good food they produce, the economies they build, and their care for the soil and water. Family farmers are the backbone of our country, and right now we need them more than ever.”

Right on, Willie! You can help out Willie and friends by joining Farm Aid and for all us DirecTV subscribers, you can catch all the home-grown action from your home during the live broadcast of the entire concert. Watch Mellencamp and Nelson announce all the details of the 25th anniversary spectacular in their live Ustream broadcast.

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Farm Aid 2009:

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[Source: Rolling Stone]


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