About the Farm Aid Festival

Farm Aid 2018

Farm Aid’s annual festival is a 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 2018 is Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, marking the first Farm Aid festival in Connecticut.

Tickets Have Sold Out

Tickets to Farm Aid 2018 sold out in less than four hours! Questions and issues regarding tickets purchased through the public sale on Live Nation should contact them at 1-800-745-3000.

There are still ways to join us; win a VIP trip to Farm Aid 2018 with Crowdrise and bid on one-of-a-kind Farm Aid 2018 experiences with IfOnly.

Click here to learn more about our VIP tickets and exclusive packages.


The Farm Aid 2018 lineup includes:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Neil Young
  • John Mellencamp
  • Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Margo Price
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Particle Kid
  • Ian Mellencamp

Click here to learn more about the lineup and listen to our Farm Aid 2018 Mixtape.

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

Venue Information

Click here for information on the venue, including a list of allowed and prohibited items, directions and parking information.

The Farm Aid App

Access the entire Farm Aid experience through the official Farm Aid 2018 mobile app, available now for iPhone and Android devices. View the entire Farm Aid 2018 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized schedule for the day. Learn more or download the app today:




Watch & Listen At Home

We’re excited to bring the Farm Aid festival experience to your home. From the renowned music on stage and backstage interviews with farmers, to the excitement of the HOMEGROWN Village and an insider’s peek at the press event featuring Farm Aid artists sharing conversations with farmers.

Live Webcast
Watch the show here at farmaid.org on your computer, phone, or tablet at 3pm EDT. If you have a “smart TV,” Apple TV, Roku, or other streaming device, you can watch the webcast on Farm Aid’s YouTube channel (just search for “Farm Aid” and you should see us streaming live).

AXS TV will broadcast Farm Aid 2018 live beginning at 7pm EDT. Click here to find AXS TV in your area.

Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel (59), Willie’s Roadhouse, will broadcast live from Farm Aid 2018, beginning at noon EDT. SiriusXM’s Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.


In The HOMEGROWN 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.

Read about last year’s exhibits.

HOMEGROWN Concessions®

Farm Aid’s 2018 concert 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 more than 260,000 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.

Stay tuned for the 2018 menu, which will include a wide variety of vegetarian, ethnic and fresh, local foods.

“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


Farm Aid has partnered with Hotels For Hope to assist festivalgoers with their lodging needs for Farm Aid 2018. Every room night booked through this Hotels for Hope link generates a $2 contribution for Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Youthmarket.

Click here to book your room through Hotels for Hope now.

Volunteer at Farm Aid 2018

Volunteers play a vital role in making the festival happen each year. Interested in helping out? Visit our volunteers page for more information. Thank you!

Farm Aid Events

Farm Aid works closely with folks on the ground to host local activities and events preceding the show.

More information about this year’s events will be coming soon.

Past Farm Aid Concerts and Festivals

Relive some of the amazing, one-of-a-kind moments that have taken place at Farm Aid festivals since 1985.

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