Farm Aid 2021
Farm Aid 2021 will be an in-person festival on September 25 in Hartford, Connecticut!
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 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, with performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson & Family, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Margo Price, as well as Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Bettye LaVette, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, and Ian Mellencamp.
Tickets Have Sold Out!
Tickets for Farm Aid 2021 went on sale July 23 via LiveNation.com, but have now officially sold out! Thank you for your incredible support – we can’t wait to see you in Hartford. If you missed out on tickets, stay tuned for ways you can watch and listen at home.
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.
Based on current guidelines from the State of Connecticut, Farm Aid will not require vaccination proof, COVID testing, or masking outdoors. However, please respect your fellow family farm supporters who choose to wear a mask.
We will communicate and publish detailed protocols on our website as the event date approaches so you know exactly what to expect.
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
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.
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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