Farm Aid 2019 comes to Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy Saturday (Sept. 21), featuring what organizers call “an all-star music lineup of artists, all donating their performances for 30,000 fans to celebrate and stand up for family farmers and good food.”
Farm Aid 2019 will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds.
Aslo perfomring are Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Luke Combs, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, Particle Kid, Ian Mellencamp, Ho-Chunk Thundercloud Singers and the Wisdom Indian Dancers.
The daylong festival will also feature:
Farm Aid’s Homegrown Village, noon to 5:30 p.m.: This area features a Life in Farming game that allows visitors to “experience the ups and downs of a typical farming season.”
FarmYard Stage: Farmers and artists will “discuss pressing issues and share inspiring stories showcasing food and farming in the region and across the country.”
Homegrown Skills Tent: Visitors can swap seeds and learn how to care for bees, make healthy foods, mill local grains, grow and utilize lavender, and save seeds.
Homegrown Concessions: The festival will serve food that meets Farm Aid’s criteria that ingredients are sustainably produced by family farmers
Homegrown Youth Market: This area will be staffed by young people selling local apples, cider and their own baked goods.
Food drive: All festivalgoers are asked to donate peanut butter. Collection sites will be set up at the venue’s entrances. The Walworth County Food Pantry, a local partner of the Hunger Task Force, will benefit from these donations.
Watching/listening at home: AXS TV will broadcast Farm Aid 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. To find AXS TV in your area, visit www.axs.tv. The Farm Aid 2019 webcast at www.farmaid.org will begin at 2 p.m.
At noon on Saturday, SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to Farm Aid 2019 live on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse (Channel 59). General admission tickets have sold out; a few VIP packages are still available. For more information, go to www.farmaid.org
PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Live: Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers
Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers — a band made up of Ade on vocals, Cameron Fair on cello and piano, Brittany Lumley playing multiple instruments and backing vocals, Roger Gower Jr. on drums, John Kulas on the bass and Joe Adamek on lead guitar — played a two-hour set at the latest installment of Lincoln Park Live in Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave., on Tuesday, July 17.
Here are a roundup of photos of the band performing at the event.
Betsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers, seen here performing in Lincoln Park during the summer, are playing in Pennoyer Park Saturday as part …