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August 11, 2010

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Farm Aid Announces Additions to 25th Anniversary Concert Lineup

Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee and Robert Francis to Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America

MILWAUKEE — Farm Aid today announced an expanded lineup that crosses genres for its 25th anniversary music and food festival on Saturday, October 2, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee andRobert Franciswill join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America. The show will be broadcast live on DirecTV.

The all-day festival will be a celebration of 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 protecting our land and water and connecting us to our roots.

Advanced ticket sales have been extended through noon CDT, Thursday, August 12, and are available to Farm Aid members. To become a Farm Aid member, visit www.farmaid.org. Tickets for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will go on sale Saturday, August 14, at 9 a.m. CDT and are available at the Brewers box office, by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at www.tickets.com. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $97.50, including facility fee.

Farm Aid is teaming up with Auction Cause to auction off unique Farm Aid memorabilia and Farm Aid 25 concert experiences. Beginning September 7, visit http://3.ly/farmaid  to bid on concert experiences; visit again beginning October 2 to get your hands on priceless Farm Aid memorabilia from the past 25 years. All auction proceeds benefit Farm Aid. 

Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for Americasponsors include Horizon Organic, Silk Soymilk, DirecTV and Organic Valley. Prospective sponsors may contact Dennis Gorg at dennis.gorg@imsevents.com for more information.

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 farm 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.

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**Editors and Producers Note: Advance credentials are required for all media to attend Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America. Please visit www.farmaid.org/media by Sept. 28, 2010 to apply.**