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July 21, 2009

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Farm Aid Announces More Artists to Join Festival Lineup on Oct. 4

Jason Mraz, Wilco, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent to perform at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic

Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its all-day music and food festival on Sunday, October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo.

Jason Mraz, Wilco, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, who will perform with Tim Reynolds, at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Jason Mraz and Phosphorescent to the Farm Aid family and having Wilco and Jamey Johnson back to Farm Aid this year,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “Every year, artists and bands donate their time to perform on the Farm Aid stage, raising funds and awareness about the critical contributions family farmers make to our country.”

The concert event celebrate music, family farmers and good food, and will again feature HOMEGROWN concessions―family-farm identified, local and organic foods. Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village will showcase hands-on activities that give concertgoers a chance to meet farmers, get their hands dirty, and learn how family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water, and connecting us to our roots.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic will go on sale July 25 at 10 a.m. CDT and are available exclusively at www.livenation.com, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Box Office, by calling (877) 598-8703, or at participating Blockbuster stores (visit www.livenation.com for list of locations). There is no service charge at the Verizon Wireless Box Office for the first week of ticket sales, July 25-August 1. Tickets for Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic are $39 for lawn; $44, $54 and $79 for seats; and $169 for a limited number of premium seats.

Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic is sponsored by DIRECTV, Organic Valley Family of Farms, Silk, and EternaGreen. Farm Aid offers additional corporate sponsorship opportunities for select companies. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at glenda@farmaid.org.

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 nearly $35 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.

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**Editors and Producers Note: Advance credentials are required for all media to attend Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic. Please visit www.farmaid.org/media by Sept. 4, 2009 to apply.**