Blog | September 2, 2008

Less than three weeks to go!

The office is humming all the time here, with less than three weeks to go until the big day! In case you were wondering what it takes to make a Farm Aid concert come together, here’s a quick synopsis of what we’re doing:

  • Coordinating volunteers and all the jobs they’re doing
  • Helping artists with all of their travel logistics
  • Designing and writing for the program book
  • Working out the details for our webcast (live from 4-11 pm at!)
  • Mailing out Farmyard tickets, Farmyard goodie packages, and t-shirt orders
  • Filming on-farm spots for the tv show
  • Writing the script for our pre-show press event
  • Pitching stories to local and national media
  • Credentialing the more than 300 members of the press we expect on Sept 20!
  • Sourcing food and decorations from local farms
  • Designing banners and signs
  • Coordinating our composting and recycling efforts
  • Renting vans and coordinating shuttles to pick up artists, volunteers, and farmers
  • Ordering credentials so that everyone can get where they need to go
  • Finalizing sponsorship details
  • Organizing set times and length
  • Setting up site logistics (trailers, phone lines, tents, Internet access)
  • Finalizing the menu for the HOMEGROWN concessions that will be served at the show
  • Compiling the list of farmers and farm advocates who are coming
  • Selecting exhibitors for the HOMEGROWN Village
  • Finalizing t-shirt designs
  • Coordinating the food drive we do at the show each year (please bring non-perishable food items to the show to do your part!)
  • Planning the details for the Farm Aid Eve welcome party and, of course, the post party!
  • Answering TONS of phone calls!
  • Collecting photos from local farms and farm groups to celebrate the vibrant New England family farm food system
  • And trying, trying, trying to find time to blog about it!

We love concert season here at Farm Aid—it’s the best time of year!

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