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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Margo Price Join Stellar Lineup for Farm Aid 2017

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August 24, 2017

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Margo Price Join Stellar Lineup for Farm Aid 2017

Farm Aid 2017 Is Sold Out, Fans Can Take Part at Home on AXS TV, SiriusXM and www.farmaid.org

PITTSBURGH — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Margo Price will join Farm Aid at its annual music and food festival at KeyBank Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 16, the organization announced today.

“Growing up in rural Missouri farm country, family farmers were a big part of our community,” said Rateliff, who is from Hermann, MO. “I am proud to play on the Farm Aid stage again, especially in Western Pennsylvania, where agriculture is at the heart of the community.”

Farm Aid 2017 will mark the second Farm Aid appearance for both Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Margo Price. Together they join the star-studded Farm Aid 2017 lineup, which features performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Valerie June, Insects vs Robots and Blackwood Quartet.

People who missed their chance to purchase Farm Aid tickets can take part from home. AXS TV will broadcast “Farm Aid 2017” live beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. To find AXS TV in your area, visit http://www.axs.tv/. The Farm Aid 2017 webcast at www.farmaid.org will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET. Willie Nelson’s SiriusXM channel (59), Willie’s Roadhouse, will air live from Farm Aid 2017, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. SiriusXM’s Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews with artists, local family farmers and more. All of the broadcasts will feature behind-the-scenes looks at the annual Farm Aid festival and the organization’s year-round work to strengthen family farm agriculture since 1985.

Attendees can access the entire Farm Aid experience through the official Farm Aid 2017 mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android devices. Fans can view the entire Farm Aid 2017 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.

For event updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@FarmAid), Facebook (facebook.com/farmaid) and Instagram (instagram.com/farmaid), and visit farmaid.org/concert. 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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