FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 13, 2018
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Best of Farm Aid 2017 to Be Televised on AXS TV Sunday, March 18
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Farm Aid announced today that AXS TV will broadcast the “Best of Farm Aid 2017” this Sunday, March 18, at 10 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CDT. There will be an encore at 1:30 a.m. EDT/12:30 a.m. CDT.
Farm Aid 2017 was held on Sept. 16, 2017, at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa. The sold-out event celebrating family farmers brought more than 23,000 supporters together 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 “Best of Farm Aid 2017” will feature recorded performances by Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson, along with board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real featuring Margo Price, and Valerie June.
The “Best of Farm Aid 2017” also spotlights Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia family farmers and includes spots about the work and mission of the organization, as well as aspects of Farm Aid 2017 that engaged concertgoers in the culture of agriculture, including the HOMEGROWN Village, an area of hands-on food and farm activities and skill-building, and HOMEGROWN Concessions®, which features food from family farms.
Farm Aid welcomes donations at www.farmaid.org/tv, where donors giving $100 or more will receive a limited edition Farm Aid retro logo T-shirt.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
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