Farm Aid Concert to be held in Milwaukee

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am

Farm Aid, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping family farmers keep their land, recently announced it will host its 25th anniversary benefit concert at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Oct. 2.
Farm Aid board members, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline the music and food festival along with other artists to be announced later. The concert will be broadcast on DirecTV.
Nelson and Mellencamp founded the organization in 1985. They made the announcement in a webcast at a press conference at Miller Park.
"For 25 years, Farm Aid has worked to keep family farmers on the land," said Nelson in the webcast. "This anniversary concert is a chance for everyone to join with Farm Aid to support the family farmers who are growing hope for America, through the good food they produce, the economies they build, and their care for the soil and water. Family farmers are the backbone of our country, and right now we need them more than ever."
Rick Schlesinger, Milwaukee Brewers’ executive vice president of business operations said the Brewers are excited to be the first major league baseball stadium to host the concert.
The all-day festival will also feature homegrown concessions; family farm identified local and organic foods.
"With Wisconsin’s prominence in the agriculture and farming industries, plus Milwaukee’s storied history in hosting music festivals, we believe there is no better place for this concert to be staged,” Schlesinger said.
"Midwest farmers share the same struggle as family farmers across the country,” said Mellencamp. “They are survivors, and they’re on the land creating solutions for America’s most pressing issues. Since 1985, Farm Aid has been a way for everyone in this country to step up and be part of the solution, because nobody is going to solve these problems on their own. It’s going to take all of us working together."
Tickets for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. and are available for $39.50 to $97. 50 including a facility fee. Tickets can be purchased at the Brewers box office by calling (414) 902-4000 or online at www.tickets.com

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