Jamey Johnson to Join All-Star Lineup at Historic Farm Aid Benefit Concert

September 30, 2010

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Farm Aid today announced that Jamey Johnson will join the all-star lineup for its annual benefit concert, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park. Johnson will join Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, BoDeans, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Randy Rogers Band and The Blackwood Quartet. Doors for the event will open at 12:00 p.m. CDT. The music begins at approximately 1:00 p.m. CDT.

Tickets are still available and organizers also announced that limited seats on the field were recently released to the public. Tickets for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America can be purchased at the Miller Park box office, by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at www.tickets.com.

What concertgoers need to know about Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America:

  • Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village at Miller Park will feature hands-on activities that give concertgoers a chance to meet farmers, get their hands dirty, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water, and growing green energy in addition to bringing us good food.
  • Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will feature food with local or organic, family farm-sourced ingredients at concessions. HOMEGROWN Concessions include burgers, veggie burgers, pizza, hot dogs, veggie dogs, jalapeno corndogs, bratwursts and sausages, cheese curds and French fries, and a farmers market where concertgoers can buy fresh, local fruit and baked goods.
  • Farm Aid is calling on concertgoers to bring non-perishable food items with them to the concert for a food drive that will benefit Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force. Suggested donation items include canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, stew and soup, and peanut butter.

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $37 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. Join the Farm Aid conversation on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FarmAid. For more information about Farm Aid, visit www.farmaid.org.

Download the Farm Aid 25 public service announcement at http://the101ondirectv.com/video/FARM_AID_PSA_03_Final_WEB.mov.


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