Farm Aid 2021 marked our return to a live festival, at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on September 25. The show highlighted farmers who have withstood economic, operational and policy challenges and stand determined to create a better farm and food system — one that embraces diversity, sustains our natural resources and nourishes generations to come.
“So much has changed since we last gathered at Farm Aid in 2019. We’ve all seen the pain brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but our family farmers endured, growing the food we needed and offering solutions that are so essential to our country.” — Willie Nelson
Farm Aid 2021’s lineup featured Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Margo Price, along with Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Bettye LaVette, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Jamey Johnson, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Ian Mellencamp, the Wisdom Indian Dancers, and the Horse Hill Singers.
The Reviews Are In…
Here are a just a few of the reviews published about Farm Aid 2021:
- Billboard: “14 Things That Changed (or Didn’t) at Farm Aid 2021“
- Billboard: “Margo Price Wows the Crowd, Speaks Out on Range of Topics at Farm Aid’s Return: ‘We’ve Got to Have Hope’“
- Jambase: “Farm Aid 2021 Recap & Photos: Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Margo Price & More“
- Outsider: “Farm Aid 2021 Celebrated Family Farmers and Featured Unreal Performances From Willie Nelson, Tyler Childers and More“
- The Middletown Press: “Farm Aid“
- Glide: “Farm Aid 2021 Lifts Off In Hartford With Spirited Sets From Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Allison Russell“
- East End Taste: “The Annual Farm Aid Festival Celebrates in Hartford“
Farm Aid 2021 Merch
Farm Aid merchandise, including posters, hats, t-shirts and more is available now in our online store.
Farm Aid 2021 Videos
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Willie Nelson & Family
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Ian Mellencamp & Jazmin Grimaldi
Wisdom Indian Dancers
A Prayer from Rachel Sayet & Horse Hill Singers Perform
Farm Aid 2021 Photo Gallery
Photos © Brian Bruner / Bruner Photo and © Sharon Carone, as captioned below