FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 16, 2018
Farm Aid 2018 to Air on AXS TV, SiriusXM and FarmAid.org
Jamey Johnson and Ian Mellencamp Join Incredible Lineup
HARTFORD, Conn. — Farm Aid announced today that its sold-out music, food and farm festival will air on AXS TV, SiriusXM Radio and FarmAid.org. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that AXS TV will bring the annual Farm Aid festival to a television audience. Farm Aid 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Tickets sold out in about four hours.
“We’re excited to partner with AXS TV again to bring the Farm Aid festival to everyone,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “From the renowned music on stage and backstage interviews with farmers, to the excitement of the HOMEGROWN Village and an insider’s peek at the press event featuring Farm Aid artists sharing conversations with farmers, AXS TV brings the full Farm Aid experience to music and family farm fans at home.”
Additionally, Farm Aid announced that Jamey Johnson and Ian Mellencamp will join the extensive Farm Aid 2018 lineup. Farm Aid 2018 will mark Jamey Johnson’s 11th appearance at at the annual festival, giving him a Farm Aid performance total that equals his 11 Grammy nominations. While Ian Mellencamp, the nephew of John Mellencamp, will make his second Farm Aid appearance. ¬Together they join the star-studded Farm Aid 2018 lineup, which features Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid.
AXS TV will broadcast “Farm Aid 2018” beginning at 7 p.m. ET. To find AXS TV in your area, visit www.axs.tv. The Farm Aid 2018 webcast at www.farmaid.org will begin at 3 p.m. ET. Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel (59), Willie’s Roadhouse, will broadcast live from Farm Aid 2018 starting at 12 p.m. ET, including backstage interviews with family farmers, artists and more.
Attendees can access the entire Farm Aid experience through the official Farm Aid 2018 mobile app, available now for iPhone and Android devices. Fans can view the entire Farm Aid 2018 schedule and add artists, workshops and artist briefings to make their own personalized schedule for the day. To download the app today, visit: www.farmaid.org/app.
Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the business community and offers corporate sponsorship and VIP hospitality opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For event updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@FarmAid), Facebook (facebook.com/farmaid) and Instagram (instagram.com/farmaid), and visit farmaid.org/festival. Festivalgoers are encouraged to use the hashtags #FarmAid2018 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 $53 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.
— 30 —
**Editors and Producers Note: Advance credentials are required for all media to attend Farm Aid 2018. Please visit farmaid.org/media by Friday, Sept. 7, to apply. Media can download official Farm Aid photos and videos at farmaid.org/media.**