Farm Aid 30: September 19 in Chicago
Farm Aid will celebrate its 30th year at Farm Aid 30 in downtown Chicago at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on September 19.
Farm Aid 30 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.
“The legacy of Farm Aid is twofold: in the change we’ve made in our farm and food system, and in the rich musical record of concerts held since 1985. The list of artists who have played on the Farm Aid stage is a who’s who of the best artists of our time.” — John Mellencamp
Farm Aid 30 Facebook Event
Tell your friends and family where you’ll be on September 19 — 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 Events
Learn about other Farm Aid events during the week leading up to 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.
Farm Aid 30 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 200,000 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. We’ll share the menu for the food being served at soon, but to whet your appetite, check out the menu from Farm Aid 2014.
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 on the lawn from noon until 5:30pm. Read about the exhibits and schedule here.
As you get ready for Farm Aid 30, we invite you and your friends to join us on the #Road2FarmAid. To honor the hard work of farmers, eaters, activists and advocates, we launched the #Road2FarmAid, a virtual campaign inviting people to share the actions they are taking to support family farmers and grow the Good Food Movement. The campaign acknowledges the important role that each one of us plays in making change and creates an opportunity for people to get involved in family farm agriculture. Find out how to participate at road2.farmaid.org and enter to win tickets for Farm Aid 30.
Farm Aid 30 will be streamed live at farmaid.org. The webcast, Farm Aid 30 Live Presented by Amy’s Kitchen, will feature artist performances and stories from family farmers and eaters across the country.
Farm Aid has partnered with Hotels For Hope to assist concertgoers with their lodging needs for Farm Aid 30. Every room night booked through this Hotels for Hope link generates a contribution to Farm Aid.
Volunteer at Farm Aid 30
Volunteers play a vital role in making the concert happen each year. Interested in helping out? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you!