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Farm Aid 2017 Sells Out on First Day of Sales

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June 23, 2017

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Farm Aid 2017 Sells Out on First Day of Sales

Fans can watch the live webcast of the day-long music and food festival on farmaid.org

PITTSBURGH — Farm Aid announced today — the first day of ticket sales — that the organization has sold all available tickets for Farm Aid 2017, the annual music and food festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

“We’re honored that Western Pennsylvania has embraced Farm Aid in this way,” said Jennifer Fahy, communications director of Farm Aid. “Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and across the region value music, delicious food and —most of all — family farmers and the hard work they do to grow strong and healthy communities for all of us.”

Farm Aid 2017 will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Insects vs Robots. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.

The event is an all-day music and food festival featuring HOMEGROWN Concessions® and Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village.

Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the local business community and offers corporate sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at glenda@farmaid.org.

Farm Aid plans to make additional announcements throughout the summer, including ways everyone can be involved in the annual festival’s events and in the local farm and food movement. For event updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@FarmAid), Facebook (facebook.com/farmaid) and Instagram (instagram.com/farmaid), and visit farmaid.org/concert. This year’s festival also will be streamed live on farmaid.org. Festivalgoers are encouraged to use the hashtags #FarmAid2017 and #Road2FarmAid to join the conversation on social media around this year’s show.

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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**Editors and Producers Note: Advance credentials are required for all media to attend Farm Aid 2017. Please visit farmaid.org/media by Friday, Sept. 8, to apply. Media can download official Farm Aid photos and videos at farmaid.org/media.**

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