Farm Aid 2016
Farm Aid’s annual concert is an all-day music and food festival, featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres and family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health.
Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and can be purchased at LiveNation.com or at the Jiffy Lube Live box office and by phone at (800) 745-3000.
“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown – they’re hungry for the truth. Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.” — Willie Nelson
Farm Aid 2016 Facebook Event
Tell your friends and family where you’ll be on September 17th — RSVP to our Facebook event to share the fun and for the latest concert updates.
The Farm Aid App
Put the entire Farm Aid experience in the palm of your hand with our app for iPhone and Android. You’ll be able to 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 and drink offerings, read about the hands-on activities in the HOMEGROWN Village, and learn about our Farmer Heroes. Play along with our Photo Hunt and take and post photos, tweet and share your Farm Aid experience with your friends.
Farm Aid 2016 will feature Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions®, the first-of-its-kind model for featuring family farm-identified, local and organic foods at major concert events. HOMEGROWN Concessions® has fed 230,000 concertgoers since its introduction in 2007 at the HOMEGROWN Festival at Randall’s Island in New York City. It has served as a model for entertainment events, including the Super Bowl and a variety of music festivals and venues that have embraced the Good Food Movement in concessions. The menu will include pork chops, brats, corn dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, chicken, hotdogs, and a wide variety of vegetarian, ethnic and fresh, local foods.
The HOMEGROWN Village
The HOMEGROWN Village, with dozens of exhibitors is where concertgoers can engage in hands-on food and farm activities, art projects, games, contests, quizzes and much more. Find it near the South Plaza noon until 5:30pm. Read about the exhibits and schedule here.
“At Farm Aid 2016, we’ll come together to stand up to the handful of corporations that control our food system. If you want a better world, it starts with you.” — John Mellencamp
Watch the Live Webcast
Watch Farm Aid 2016 in HD when we stream the concert live at farmaid.org starting at 3pm EDT! The webcast will feature artist performances and stories from family farmers and eaters across the country.
If you have a “smart TV,” Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, you can watch the live concert on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel. This year, we’ll also be streaming the concert on Facebook Live for the first time – like our page for details.
Listen on Sirius XM
Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel (59), Willie’s Roadhouse, will air live from Farm Aid 2016, beginning at 12 pm EDT. SiriusXM’s Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.
Farm Aid Eve
Farm Aid Eve will take place at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, September 16, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm. We will enjoy incredible food from local family farmers and soul-shaking music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats! In addition, we are excited to announce the evening’s events will include the presentation of the first annual Farm Aid Awards.
Farm Aid has partnered with Hotels For Hope to assist concertgoers with their lodging needs for Farm Aid 2016. Every room night booked through this Hotels for Hope link generates a $2 contribution for Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Youthmarket.
Volunteer at Farm Aid 2016
Volunteers play a vital role in making the concert happen each year. Interested in helping out? Visit our volunteers page for more information. Thank you!
As you get ready for Farm Aid 2016, we invite you and your friends to join us on the #Road2FarmAid. We launched the #Road2FarmAid to invite people to share the actions they are taking to support family farmers and grow the Good Food Movement. We know that real change happens when we all work together. It takes all of our voices and our actions to build a farm and food system that is good for people and communities, not just for the profits of a few. Actions that may seem simple — like seeking out farm fresh food or raising awareness in your community about the issues farmers face — can add up to make a big difference.
Tell us what you’re doing to grow a fair food system that is good for all of us. Share the difference you’re making in your community on the #Road2FarmAid. You could win Farm Aid prizes and tickets to Farm Aid 2016.