Farm Aid 2023 brought a sold-out crowd to Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on September 23, 2023.
The Farm Aid 2023 stage featured Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews (performing with Tim Reynolds) and Margo Price, as well as The Jim Irsay Band featuring Ann Wilson of Heart, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Lukas Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, Particle Kid, The Black Opry featuring Lori Rayne, Tylar Bryant and Kyshona, Clayton Anderson, Wisdom Indian Dancers, and Native Pride Productions, who all donated their time and talent.
“We couldn’t think of a better place to host Farm Aid this year. The Indiana family farmers who are stewarding their land sustainably have given us a renewed sense of hope. Their innovative work to protect our air, soil and water should be the way forward for agriculture here and around the country.” – Willie Nelson
Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village at Ruoff Music Center featured hands-on activities to celebrate agriculture and give festivalgoers a chance to meet farmers in person and learn how they enrich our soil, protect our water, grow our economy and bring us good food for good health. Local and national organizations were on hand to inform attendees about farm stress and how eaters can support wellness for ag communities; festivalgoers tested their food policy and labeling knowledge, spoke with young and beginning farmers, and even sent postcards thanking Indiana farmers for growing good food and caring for the land.
Throughout the day, artists and farmers came together on the FarmYard stage to discuss challenges and opportunities in agriculture, including climate, soil and water; the pending Farm Bill; the next generation of farmers; and how diverse farming practices can benefit the land and our food system more broadly.
The Reviews Are In…
Here are a just a few of the articles written about Farm Aid 2023:
- Billboard: Willie Nelson’s 2023 Farm Aid Festival: Bob Dylan’s Cameo, Neil Young’s Return & More Best Moments
- WRTV: Farm Aid’s return to Indiana draws sellout crowd to Ruoff Music Center
- IndyStar: Iconic sets and Bob Dylan’s surprise appearance deliver unforgettable Farm Aid
- Indiana Public Media: Farm Aid brings folk rock icons to Indiana
- The Progressive: Farm Aid 2023: Jamming Out for Family Farms and Sustainable Agriculture
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