Press Releases | September 13, 2016

Farm Aid 2016 to Feature Jamey Johnson with Special Guest Appearance by Alison Krauss

September 13, 2016

Brittany Vanderpool

Farm Aid 2016 to Feature Jamey Johnson with Special Guest Appearance by Alison Krauss

Internet Sensation Star Swain to Open Annual Food and Farm Festival

BRISTOW, Va. — Farm Aid today announced that Alison Krauss will appear as a special guest on stage with Jamey Johnson for its annual food and farm festival, which will take place at Jiffy Lube Live this Saturday, Sept. 17. Saturday will mark the first Farm Aid appearance for Krauss and the ninth for Johnson.

Star Swain, a 34-year-old assistant principal from Tallahassee, Fla., turned into an overnight viral sensation earlier this year when her impromptu performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., had people stopping in their tracks. Since then, she has sung on “Good Morning America” and at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Famous for such duets as “Make the World Go Away” and “Seven Spanish Angels” with Johnson, Krauss joins the already star-studded Farm Aid 2016 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs Robots and Ian Mellencamp.

Tickets to Farm Aid 2016 are available for purchase at, the venue box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. Individual ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50. There are a limited number of 4-packs still available for $148.50.

For event updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid), Facebook ( and Instagram (, and visit

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 concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to 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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