Farm Aid Media Room

Background Information

Farm Aid 2021 will take place Saturday, September 25, at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. This marks the second time since 2018 that Farm Aid has brought its music and food festival to this venue.

For event updates regarding Farm Aid 2021, sign up for Farm Aid’s official mailing list — which includes festival updates — at the bottom of this page where it says “Connect with Us.” You also can follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@FarmAid), Facebook ( and Instagram ( for more updates in real time.


Farm Aid is pleased to be able to return to a live event this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and is rapidly changing. 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. By applying for a credential, you are agreeing to adhere to our safety guidance, even if it changes on site. Those who are not able to adhere to the guidance will forfeit their credentials for the remainder of the festival.

Update, August 17, 2021:

All members of the media who are approved to receive a credential must provide proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose) prior to your arrival at Xfinity Theatre. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test results received no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival at Xfinity Theatre. A printed copy of your vaccination or test results will streamline the verification process at credentialing. Your original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card/test results are acceptable.

Media Policies & Instructions

Festival Credentials

All media members were required to apply in advance for credentials to attend Farm Aid 2021. Credentials may only be picked up on-site the morning of the event with photo ID; no credentials will be mailed ahead of time. If you were unable to apply in advance, but wish to attend Farm Aid 2021 as a member of the media, please reach out to Brittany Vanderpool at 202–248–5487.

Background Information

Farm Aid 2021 Press Releases

Interview Requests

If you have specific interview requests around Farm Aid’s 2021 music and food festival, please contact Brittany Vanderpool at 202-248-5487 or by email at

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