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Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews lead Farm Aid 2023

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The annual music and food festival Farm Aid announced it will return to Noblesville, Ind.’s Ruoff Music Center on Sept. 23. Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid 2023 will feature artists including Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), Margo Price, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, and Particle Kid.

For more than 35 years, Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Margo Price host the annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Farm Aid has raised more than $70 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said in a statement: “Family farmers have the solutions to some of our toughest challenges. As we face a changing climate, farmers in Indiana, across the Midwest and all over the country are farming in ways that create more resilient farms to build healthy soils and protect our water.”

Adds Farm Aid co-founder John Mellencamp: “We are honored and excited to bring the Farm Aid experience back to Indiana. My home state holds deep meaning for me and for the generations of family farmers who have dedicated their lives to caring for the Earth and bringing us good food.”

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, July 15th at 10 am ET via Ticketmaster.

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