The 2022 Farm Aid has been announced for Saturday, September 24th in Raleigh, North Carolina. The annual festival, a full day of music, family farmers, homegrown food and agrarian experiences, will be held at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. There are some tickets still available at Ticketmaster, but I’ve been using SeatGeek and StubHub as of late and getting a greater selection at a better price on many events.
The event will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, and Margo Price, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.
The first Farm Aid was held in Champaign, Illinois on September 22nd, 1985 with an incredible line-up including the creators of Farm Aid, Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, John Denver, Sammy Hagar, George Jones, and many others. “I’ve always said that family farmers strengthen us all. Farmers all over the country are growing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We perform at Farm Aid to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers to help,” states Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members 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 35 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $64 million to support programs that help farmers thrive.
Farm Aid 2022 will air live on FarmAid.org and Farm Aid’s YouTube channel. Returning as the exclusive broadcast partner for the second year in a row, award-winning country lifestyle network Circle will broadcast the festival live on air, as well as on its Facebook, Twitter and TikTok pages . Fans can find Circle on its linear feed and across most streaming platforms, including Roku, DISH, Samsung TV Plus, Peacock, VIZIO SmartCast, Tubi, Redbox and more.