John Mellencamp performing at Farm Aid 2021. Photo © Sharon Carone
John Mellencamp performing at Farm Aid 2021. Photo © Sharon Carone

Blog | September 26, 2021

Farm Aid 2021 Credits

Farm Aid’s annual festival is an extraordinary feat of planning and logistics and we couldn’t do it without the expertise, passion, hard work and collaboration of the people who help make it happen. From individuals, teams, vendors and partners, it is a collective of hundreds who dedicate their time, skills and good energy to this labor of love.

Executive Producer: Willie Nelson
Creative Director: Mark Rothbaum
Producers: Ron Stern and Rich MacDonald with Carolyn Mugar, Glenda Yoder, Jennifer Fahy and Caroline Campbell McCormick
Production Manager: Charlie Hernandez
Site Coordinator: Rich MacDonald

The Roadies: Dug Wuest, Luke Larson, Matt Monahan, Scott Grebe, Michael Washer, Aaron Williams, Alex Larson, Nick Foster, Tom Davis and Mathew Fulkerson

Production Rigger: Bart Durbin
Production Coordinators: Andrea Fulkerson and Jean Dalsin

Artist Relations: Lindsay Goldfarb, Meg MacDonald and Ed Slapik
Talent Coordinators: Briseis Guthrie

Artist Hospitality: Esther Bloch

Crew Travel Coordinator: Charles Zimmer and Jean Dalsin

Ground Transportation: Brian Market

Credentials: Aaron Bach, Arnett Designs

Security: Steve MacDonald
Lighting: John Huddleston, Upstaging Lighting

Lighting Crew: Mike Hosp, Andrew Harvey, Ken Burns, Michael Ponsiglione and Andy Cordova

Lighting Designer/Director: Jason Robinson

Lighting Design Operations: Christopher Keene, Ross McNamara, Troy Eckerman, Mike Nevitt and Kota Earnhart

Sound: Clair Global: Troy Clair, Robert Drewes, M.L Procise (1985-2014) and Greg Hall

Sound Crew: Keith Robert Smuder, Thomas Coffin Ford, Bryan David Darling, Jason Kilday Bennett, Mathew Thomas Edmiston, Michael Anthony Fronk, John Thomas Morris, Patrick Hinson, Joshua David Weibel (SBY), Nicholas Rgidor, Salvador Irigoin, Ricardo Ramon Barragan, Kory Lutes, Peter Behr and Robert Lee Rankin

Video Screens and Monitors: Todd LePere, Leon Roll and Karrie Fabricino

Nighthawk Crew: Brian Bateman, Ted Cognata, Cristina Sepulveda and Bryan Keyes

Screenworks Video Crew: Brian Lockwood, Ryan Ratajczak, Rob Taylor, Brian Littleton, Joe Weir and Jaime Cantrell, Kimberly Booth-Higgs, Zach Bennet, Simon Cadiz, Mark Johnson, Tim Watson, Eddie Marquez, Lu Cotto, Todd Reynolds, Joel Bennett, Wilkey Black, Drewcilla Wilson, Ben Kaleshefski and Patrick Kligel

Backline: Clair Backline

Backline Crew: Matt Borders

Audio Recording: American Mobile, Chris Powell, Metro Mobile Recording, Timothy Powell

Audio Recording Crew: Timothy Powell, Chris Shepard, Caleb Dudte, Jonathan Lackey and Steve Weeder

Video Director: Danny O’Bryen

Camera Operators: Brian Littleton, Joe Weir, Zach Bennet, Simon Cadiz and Mark Johnson

Denali: Jan Grodt, Hugh Healy, Dejan Milovanovic, Frank Lewis and John Samler

Trucking: Upstaging Trucking: Robert Carone, Robin Shaw, Chanon DiCarlo, Jennifer Clark and Evan Lawrence

Radios: AAA Communications: Ronnie Martinelli, Lori Raccioppi and Linda Shepard

Farm Photos for Set Design

Laurie Bonneau, Sabine Carey, Lise Metzger, Patty O’Brien, Molly Peterson and Scott Streble

Farmer Stories

Producer/Director: Susan Steiner
Camera: Nancy Serna Guerrero
Editor: Christo Tsiaras
Sound: Carla Mejia and Emily Strong

Farmer Voices

Northeast:
Earl Ransom
Hector Gerardo and Liz Guerra
Jen Salinetti
Kama Doucore
Muhidin Libah
Sister Anna Muhammad
Qiana Mickie
Ulum Ahtohil
Vicheth Im

From Across the Country:
Cheri Hood
Doug And Melissa Havemann
Laura Manthe
Roger Fragua
Tom Henslee
Darnella Burkett Winston
Jeff Jones
Rhonda Perry
Roger Allison
June and Angie Provost
International Lelo Jones
Terry Spence
Germaine Jenkins
Tyler Short
Kelsey Ducheneaux
Dr. Mike Kotutwa Johnson
Niaz Dory
Tatum Lantana
Chambliss Lantana
Zach Ducheneaux
Toni House
Brophy Toledo
Robin John
Micheal Kempley
Derek Blackwell
Aleka Shewczyk
Kennard Jarrett
Jimmy Youmans
Lovay Wallace-Singleton
Judith McGeary
Vicheeth Im
Monica Mejia
Jesse Green
Sara Youmans
Grace and Emmet Delaney
Sabine Carey
Daniel Teague
Robin Hood
Lina Sturman
Farmer Ama, Nama Farm
Jerry Volenec

HOMEGROWN Food: Sonya Dagovitz, Culinary Director

HOMEGROWN Catering: Parkhurst Dining: Justin Betzer, Dave DeCollo, Bryan Marince

HOMEGROWN Concessions®: Legends Hospitality: Chef Tom Shields, Chef Dan Doyle, Carl Fiorentino, Don Griffin, Alan Anderson

HOMEGROWN Village: Alexandria Ward, Jessica Kurn, Lori Mercer, Rachel Van Boven

HOMEGROWN Youthmarket: Natalie Baris, Tom Strumolo, Joey Listro

Composting Coordination: Anne Bedarf and Derek Bedarf

Compost Operations: Blue Earth Compost, Sam King

Décor: Old Maids Farm, Townline Farm, Daffodil Hill Growers, Honey Meadows Farm, Cohen Farm and Botticello Farms
Publicity: Vanguard Communications: Brenda Foster, Brittany Vanderpool, Crystal Borde, Tomas Harmon, Jonathan Bock and Allyson Singh

Sponsorship & Hospitality: Integrated Marketing Solutions, Inc.: Dennis Gorg, Michael Caskey, Mike Steinbacher, Heather Repka, Jimmy Carney, Anne Roberts and Blake Roberts

VIP Experience & Hospitality: Steve Snyder, Caroline Fiore

Farm Aid App: Aloompa

Farm Aid Webcast Streaming: PSSI Global Services

Event Logo: Matthew Fleming

Merchandise

Merchandise Director: Rick Roth, Mirror Image
Merchandise Operations: Pam Ikegami and Allison Ray
Merchandise designs: Brian Lessard, Mirror Image; Matthew Fleming, Icon Tech Studio

Transportation: Brian Murphy

Official Photographers: Brian Bruner, Scott Strebler, Suzanne Cordeiro and Laurie Bonneau

Ticketing: Claire Kozower; TicketsToday; TicketMaster

Hotel Coordination: QuintRooms

Volunteer Coordination: Cyndi Kruise, Laurie LeBlanc

Volunteers

Thanks to the 200 volunteers who help Farm Aid 2021 run smoothly!

For 20 years, the Teamsters have volunteered at Farm Aid. Special thanks to John Murphy for his help over these years; and to Teamsters Local 671 in Hartford, CT, and Rich Belliveau and Caren Wheeler this year.

Farm Aid Legal: Greenburg Traurig, Jess Rosen

Farm Aid Donors/Supporters

Agua Fund
Colleen Bartlett
Deb & Brian Leedom
E. Joseph Evans Charitable Trust
Ed Krohn
GRACE Communications Foundation
Haselton Family Foundation
Helios Foundation
Karen Hirshan
Karen Sue Lavin Foundation
Kay Family Foundation
Louis Ciminelli Family Foundation
Paul & Renee Salden
Randy & Mina Poe
Robert and Joan Blackman Family Foundation
The DeFeo Family
The Fine and Greenwald Foundation
The Mugar Foundation
The VIYU Foundation
Tim Bucher
Tim Wegman
Tom & Connie D’Ambra
Travis Webb
Turner Foundation
William Warren Ball Family Foundation
Yan Besner

Farm Aid 2021 Sponsors

DISH Network
ButcherBox
Porter-Cable
Tractor Supply Company Foundation
Lundberg Family Farms
Spindrift
WhistlePig Whiskey
Maestro

Farm Aid Staff

Caroline Campbell McCormick, Operations Director
Molly Carey, Hotline Operator
Jennifer Fahy, Communications Director
Matt Glidden, Online Marketing Director
Tony Glover, Hotline Manager
Claire Kozower, Operations Manager
Jessica Kurn, Online Communications & Marketing Manager
Caroline Malcolm Fiore, Development Manager
Lori Mercer, Hotline Operator
Carolyn Mugar, Executive Director
Steve Snyder, Development & Brand Director
Rachel Van Boven, Hotline Operator
Alexandria Ward, Farmer Services Network Manager
Glenda Yoder, Associate Director

Farm Aid Board of Directors

Richard Fields
Joel Katz
Dave Matthews
John Mellencamp
Annie Nelson
Lana Nelson
Willie Nelson
Margo Price
Mark Rothbaum
Evelyn Shriver
Neil Young

Live Nation

Karl Adams, Executive Vice President
Jim Koplik, Promoter/Market President
Jeremy Koplik, Vice President CT Music
John Huff, Regional Vice President Venue Operations | Concerts
Michael Andrews, General Manager
Jay Dougherty, Assistant General Manager
Chris Zipay, Director of Production
Laura Lynch, Director of Ticketing
Linda Decelles, Accounting Manager/Settlement
Jim Bozzi, Director of Marketing
Renee Mullen, Experience Manager
Julian Dennison, Director Food and Beverage
Brian Siep, Senior VP Food and Beverage
Hector Picart, Maintenance Manager

Recorded at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut, Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.

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