Press Releases | June 29, 2018

Farm Aid 2018 Sells Out in Four Hours

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June 29, 2018

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Farm Aid 2018 Sells Out in Four Hours

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

HARTFORD, Conn. — Farm Aid announced today that for the second year in a row, the organization has sold all available tickets for their annual music and food festival featuring family farmers, homegrown food, inspiring music and agrarian experiences on the first day of ticket sales. Farm Aid 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.

“We’re honored that Connecticut has embraced Farm Aid in this way,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “Family farmers are such an extraordinary resource for all of us. They grow our food and care for the soil and make our communities and our country strong. Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and across the region value music, delicious food and — most of all — family farm agriculture.”

Farm Aid 2018 will feature performances by 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. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.

Festivalgoers will experience family farm agriculture firsthand via Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® and the HOMEGROWN Village.

Farm Aid is teaming up with IfOnly to offer a collection of experiences that give fans once-in-a-lifetime memories at Farm Aid 2018, from behind-the-scenes tours to signed memorabilia from this year’s headliners. People can still purchase and bid on these special offerings at www.ifonly.com/FarmAid.

Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the business community and offers corporate sponsorship and VIP hospitality 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 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/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.

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**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.**

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