Farm Aid 2017 brought more than 23,000 fans together in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the success and ingenuity of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia farmers. Recognizing that the hard work of family farmers and their allies is revitalizing local economies and bringing rural and urban people together, Farm Aid 2017 highlighted the great promise of farmers and the food they produce to grow strong communities.
The music on the stage featured Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, along with Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson and many more.
“We’ve been inspired by the hard work of rural and urban people here who are digging in and creating real change. They’re examples of many thousands of farmers across the country who are innovative and resilient, finding ways to stay on the land and make us strong.” — Willie Nelson
Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, inspired festivalgoers with hands-on activities that gave them a chance to dig in 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. In the HOMEGROWN Skills Tent, attendees had the opportunity to engage with food, farming and crafting.
The Reviews Are In…
Here are a just a few of the reviews published about Farm Aid 2017:
- Neil Young at Farm Aid: ‘America is Already Great’ – Billboard
- Neil Young Roars Back to Life With Blazing Farm Aid Set – Rolling Stone
- The ‘big four’ all shine at Farm Aid 2017 – Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Farmers are true rock stars, Farm Aid headliners say – Pittsburgh Tribune
- Farm Aid 2017 in Photos: Neil Young Plays Fiery First Show of ’17, Willie & Mellencamp Bring the Goods – Glide Magazine
- Farm Aid stars come to a positive message and a warning – Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Before the Music Begins, Farm Aid Advocates Spread Message of Hope – Billboard
- Backstage at Farm Aid with the Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson and Sheryl Crow – Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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