September 13 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC
On September 13, 20,000 people gathered at Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The annual Farm Aid concert calls attention to the crucial importance of family farmers and the good food they grow for us and our families.
The music on the stage featured Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, as well as Jack White, Gary Clark Jr. and many more.
Throughout the day, concertgoers streamed into the HOMEGROWN Village, taking part in interactive exhibits that informed people of farm and food issues affecting family farmers and the food we eat.
Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® kept the hungry crowd satisfied with family farm food, including local roasted corn, pasture-raised pork barbecue, shrimp & grits, and even Italian ice made with local fruits and berries!
The message of Farm Aid 2014 was clear: Each and every one of us has a role to play in the movement for good food from family farms. Read on for more about the day, relive performances with our videos, and find out how you can be involved in Farm Aid’s mission to keep family farmers on the land.
The Reviews Are In…
Here are a just a few of the reviews published about Farm Aid 2014:
- Farm Aid 2014’s 10 Best Musical Moments — Rolling Stone
- Farm Aid 2014’s Biggest Surprises — Rolling Stone Country
- Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid Heads South as Jack White, Gary Clark Jr. & Delta Rae Rock in Raleigh — Billboard
- Ain’t That America: Farm Aid — Raleigh & Company
- Is Farm Aid Still Relevant? — Mother Jones
Farm Aid 2014 Videos
Watch videos below to relive your favorite memories or share with friends and family who weren’t able to make it to Raleigh.
Willie Nelson and Family
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Gary Clark Jr.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Insects vs. Robots
Farm Aid 2014 Press Event
The press event held at Farm Aid 2014 before musicians took the stage. Speakers include:
- Willie Nelson (Farm Aid Co-Founder and President)
- Neil Young (Farm Aid Co-Founder and Board Member)
- John Mellencamp (Farm Aid Co-Founder and Board Member)
- Dave Matthews (Farm Aid Board Member)
- Carolyn Mugar (Farm Aid Executive Director)
- Jennifer Fahy (Farm Aid Communications Director)
- Scott Marlow (Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA)
- Kay Doby (North Carolina farmers)
- Craig Watts (North Carolina farmer)
- Russ Vollmer (North Carolina farmer)
- Dorathy and Phillip Barker (North Carolina farmers)
Farmer Profile Videos
These video profiles of North Carolina family farmers played during the press event held the morning of the concert.