Farm Aid Returns to Indiana for Annual Music Festival Celebrating Family Farmers in September 2023

Staff report

Noblesville, Ind. – July 11, 2023

Farm Aid, the organization dedicated to supporting family farmers, is set to host its annual music festival on September 23, 2023, at the Ruoff Music Center. This will be the third time Farm Aid brings its event to Indiana.

Farm Aid’s festival is a unique celebration that combines a diverse lineup of artists and genres with a focus on promoting family farmers and their contributions to society. The event will feature performances by musicians and Farm Aid board members, including Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Margo Price. Additional acts such as Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Lukas Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, and Particle Kid will also grace the stage.

“We are honored and excited to bring the Farm Aid experience back to Indiana. My home state holds deep meaning for me and for the generations of family farmers who have dedicated their lives to caring for the Earth and bringing us good food,” expressed John Mellencamp.

Doors to the festival will open at noon, with music kicking off shortly afterward and continuing until approximately 11 pm. A detailed schedule of performances will be available on the Farm Aid website and app just before the festival.

For those interested in attending, a limited number of presale tickets will be available starting at 10 am EDT on Wednesday, July 12. The presale will end at 5 pm on Thursday, July 13, or until presale tickets are sold out. General ticket sales will begin on Saturday, July 15, at 10 am EDT through Ticket prices range from $75 to $315.

Farm Aid’s annual festival serves as a platform to raise awareness about the challenges faced by family farmers and the importance of supporting sustainable farming practices.

Willie Nelson summarized the organization’s mission by stating, “Family farmers have the solutions to some of our toughest challenges. As we face a changing climate, farmers in Indiana, across the Midwest, and all over the country are farming in ways that create more resilient farms to build healthy soils and protect our water.” With Farm Aid 2023, the organization aims to further promote and celebrate these vital contributions.

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