About the Concert
Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews headline a Farm Aid concert to bring together a wide variety of musicians, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on their land. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in America, raising more than $43 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to learn about the Good Food movement.
Farm Aid 2013
Farm Aid 2013 will take place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21.
Click here for information on the artists who will donate their time to perform at Farm Aid 2013. Doors will open at noon with music starting shortly after and running until 11pm. We will post the schedule of performances as soon as we have it and it will also be available in the Farm Aid 2013 App.
Watch & Listen Live
If you can't join us in Saratoga Springs, celebrate with us at home! Watch our webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy's Kitchen here on farmaid.org starting at 5pm EDT on September 21.
And you can start listening live on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse (56), beginning at 2pm EDT.
The HOMEGROWN Village
The HOMEGROWN Village, with dozens of exhibitors inviting concertgoers to engage in all kinds of hands-on food and farm activities, art projects, games, contests, quizzes and much more will run from noon until 6pm. Read about the exhibits and schedule here.
Other Farm Aid 2013 Events
Click here to learn about other events around the concert where you can have fun, learn about family farm agriculture and show your support for Farm Aid and our mission of keeping family farmers on the land!
The Farm Aid 2013 App
For the first time, we're thrilled to put the entire Farm Aid experience in the palm of your hand with our app for iPhone and Android. You'll be able to view the entire schedule, and add artists, workshops, and artist briefings to make your own personal schedule for the day. Find out where you're going with the festival map, check out the HOMEGROWN food & drink offerings, and easily share your journey on the #Road2FarmAid.
As you get ready for Farm Aid 2013, we invite you and your friends to use the #Road2FarmAid hashtag on social media to share photos, videos and experiences along the way. Take a look at some of the latest and greatest posts now.
Farm Aid 2013 Eat Well Guide
Farm Aid has partnered with Eat Well Guide to create a special edition Farm Aid 2013 Eat Well Guide to direct concertgoers to farm-fresh food in and around Saratoga Springs, New York. The special guide is a free resource and includes listings of restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets and other venues where you can find locally grown and sustainable food options while you're in the area.
In addition, those road-tripping to the concert can use the innovative Eat Well En Route mapping tool for good food options along the Road to Farm Aid. Share your good food finds using the #Road2FarmAid hashtag. Concertgoers can print the guide or download it to a mobile device on the Farm Aid 2013 Eat Well Guide site.
Food Drive at the Concert
Farm Aid is partnering with Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York to help meet the needs of the hungry across the region by collecting non-perishable food items at the main entrances to Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Concertgoers can bring non-perishable food and non-food items that are in boxes, cans or plastic bottles (no glass). Suggested donation items include canned tuna and protein, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, hearty cold weather meals like stew and soup and peanut butter.