Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and many more will be celebrating Farm Aid’s 35th anniversary with a special virtual livestream concert taking place on Saturday September 26th.
Farm Aid will help bring awareness to farmers around the U.S. and the struggles they face during the current pandemic.
In a statement Farm Aid founder Willie Neson said:
“This pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet.”
“Farm Aid 2020 is going to give the whole country a chance to learn about the important work of farmers and how they’re contributing to our well-being, beyond bringing us good food.”
Speaking to Good Morning America, Dave Matthews said:
“Now is the time when farm workers and farmers are struggling in ways more than anybody again because of the crisis. But I think what made me want to be part of it was the idea that we could give a voice to the struggles of the working family farmers and what they go through and shine a light on what greatness they bring us, the food they bring us. But also that they struggle, and they don’t often get heard.”