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    Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:05

    Farm Aid Set for September 13 - It's in Raleigh, North Carolina this year!

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    Farm Aid's annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, September 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina, with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, August 1. Mark your calendars and remember this: No farms, no food.

    "In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13, we'll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they're growing for all of us."

    Farm Aid 2014 will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina's own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors and Insects vs. Robots.

    Farm Aid 2014, an all-day music and food festival, will feature a unique lineup of artists and genres and will offer concert-goers family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions.

    In Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health.

    "There is a fair-like feeling when you go to Farm Aid. All day long, people are performing onstage and food from family farmers is being served," said Farm Aid board member John Mellencamp. "It's a great occasion for families to come listen to great music and teach their children about where their food comes from. We're proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all of us."

    Any of our N.C. readers plan to hit up 2014 Farm Aid? Remember what we said? No farms, no food.

    For ticket info, visit farmaid.org.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.28.14



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