Farm Aid 2021
Farm Aid 2021 will be an in-person festival on September 25 in Hartford, Connecticut!
Farm Aid’s annual festival is an all-day celebration of music and family farmers featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres, along with family farm-identified, local and organic foods as part of our HOMEGROWN Concessions®.
Farm Aid 2021 will be at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, marking the second time that Farm Aid has brought its music and food festival to the venue.
“The experience of the past 18 months has reminded us how much we need each other. I’m so glad we can come together again at Farm Aid 2021. When we combine music, family farmers and good food, we have the power to grow the kind of agriculture that strengthens all of us.” — Willie Nelson
Farm Aid 2021 will reunite family farmers and musician activists coming together for a cause. Here’s the scheduled lineup:
Wisdom Indian Dancers – 1:00
Ian Mellencamp – 1:15
Particle Kid – 1:35
Allison Russell – 2:10
Jamey Johnson – 2:55
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – 3:40
Bettye LaVette – 4:30
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – 5:20
Tyler Childers – 6:15
Margo Price – 7:10
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – 8:05
John Mellencamp – 9:00
Willie Nelson & Family – 9:55
Please note: times are subject to change.
An Update from Sturgill Simpson
We are sad to deliver this news from Sturgill Simpson’s team, and wish him a speedy recovery:
“Having lost his voice, Sturgill Simpson remains at home recuperating, so he’ll unfortunately be unable to perform at Farm Aid on Saturday.”
Tickets Available Now
Farm Aid 2021 VIP tickets are available in extremely limited quantities.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
Farm Aid 2021 will be an outdoor, open air event and the safety of our fans, artists, staff, vendors, supporters, and farmers is our top priority. We’re grateful to the management and staff at Xfinity Theatre for working hand-in-hand with us.
“Get your shot! Take care of yourself and others.” – Willie Nelson
Venue and Farm Aid staff are staying up-to-date on the latest CDC guidance and industry best practices to limit the transmission of COVID-19. We are taking various precautions, including seeking advice from public health experts, enhanced sanitation protocols and streamlining operations to prevent unnecessary crowding. We will monitor the situation closely and will update protocols as warranted leading up to the festival.
All attendees of Farm Aid 2021 will be required to show proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entering Xfinity Theatre. Date and time-stamped nose swab PCR tests or rapid antigen tests are both acceptable.
All attendees of Farm Aid 2021 will be required to show proof of full vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entering Xfinity Theatre.
The requirement of proof of a negative test within 48 hours of entry includes unvaccinated fans under 12 years of age. These regulations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed entry to the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.
Please bring printed proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entering the venue. A printed copy of your vaccination or test results will streamline the verification process at the gate. Your original vaccination card or a paper copy of the vaccination card/test results are acceptable.
Additionally,Farm Aid encourages all guests to wear a mask for the duration of the event. For those areas of the venue that are indoors, please note the City of Hartford currently mandates that masks must be worn indoors.
How to Watch & Listen
Watch the Webcast
Farm Aid 2021 will stream live in HD at farmaid.org, starting at 2pm EDT.
Watch the festival on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you have a “smart TV,” Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, you can watch the webcast on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel.
Watch on TV
Circle Network will broadcast Farm Aid 2021 starting at 8pm EDT. Click here to find Circle in your area.
Listen on Sirius XM
Sirius XM will broadcast Farm Aid 2021 starting at 12pm EDT on Willie’s Roadhouse (channel 59) and Dave Matthews Band Radio (channel 30).
The Farm Aid App
Put the entire Farm Aid 2021 festival experience in your hands with our app for iPhone and Android. Get festival updates first, add artists, workshops, and artist briefings to make your own personal schedule for the day, and lots more.
Farm Aid has partnered with QuintRooms to assist festivalgoers with their lodging needs for Farm Aid 2021. Every room night booked through this QuintRooms link generates a $2 contribution for Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Youthmarket.
“At Farm Aid…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
View the full-size map of Farm Aid 2021 at Xfinity Theatre by clicking here.
Each Farm Aid festival features our 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 more than 283,000 festivalgoers 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. Backstage, artists and crew enjoy HOMEGROWN Catering with the same family farm standards. We use compostable service products and promote composting to festivalgoers and artists with a goal of zero waste.
Click below to see this year’s menu!
The HOMEGROWN Village is like a mini festival within a festival! In the Village, festivalgoers explore hands-on activities that engage all of their senses in the Farm Aid mission. Hear farmers and artists talk together about pressing issues on the FarmYard Stage, attend demonstrations to learn agrarian skills and celebrate the culture of agriculture in the HOMEGROWN Skills tent, connect with farmers and organizations doing critical food and farm work all over the country and so much more.
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