Farm Aid festival comes to Wisconsin in September

EAST TROY (WKOW) — A star-studded group of musicians will be performing in Wisconsin at a concert series “underscoring the severe crisis in farm country.”

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy on September 21. Tim Reynolds, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid will also take the stage.

“With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America’s family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold on to their farms. It’s not right… family farmers are essential for all of us,” Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said. “By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side by side with farmers. At Farm Aid 2019, we’ll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers’ contributions to our health, economy and environment.”

Farm Aid started in 1985 during a poor economic climate. Since then its raised $57 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand research and promote food from family farms.

A news release said Farm Aid offers a unique experience for all the senses. From food and music to educational booths, festivalgoers will leave the event knowing more about Wisconsin agriculture.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2019 go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. on Livenation.com.

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