Farm Aid’s principals — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — have announced this year’s Farm Aid concert. The show will take place at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on September 22. All four principals are scheduled to play the concert (as always). Nelson and Mellencamp generally perform with their long-time touring bands. Neil Young is touring with Crazy Horse this year, so it’s expected that he’ll perform with them with him at the show. Dave Matthews will perform with frequent collaborator Tim Reynolds as an acoustic duo.
Also on the bill will be Willie’s son Lukas Nelson, Neil’s wife Pegi Young and surfer-turned-rock star Jack Johnson. More artists will likely be announced in the next few weeks: in recent years, artists including Kenny Chesney, The Allman Brothers Band, Norah Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Pretenders have all played Farm Aid.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on this Friday, July 13 at 10 am ET. For more information on Farm Aid and to get tickets, go to their website.
– Brian Ives, CBS Local