Farm Aid 30 Concert Logo Chicago-
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Written by: Matthew McGuire

Farm Aid has announced the lineup for the 2015 event taking place at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on September 19. Farm Aid is a year round organization that helps support the farming industry. Once a year, a collection of dedicated musicians gather to help raise funds for undeveloped farms.


Browse our main page at to watch the live stream and interaction on Twitter starting at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19.

The ecosystem is a vital section of the community, and can be overlooked at times. The live performance helps builds awareness for the struggling farming communities in the world.

“We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis. Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many of the people — farmers, eaters, advocates and activists — who have made the progress of the Good Food Movement possible. At Farm Aid 30, we’ll celebrate the impact we’ve had and rally our supporters for the work ahead.” -said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson.

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Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $48 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land.

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Farm Aid Schedule

Times are subject to change. Watch our webcast, Farm Aid 30 Live Presented by Amy’s, starting at 2:30.

  • 12:50 – Blackwood Quartet
  • 1:10 – Ian Mellencamp
  • 1:35 – Insects vs Robots
  • 2:00 – Holly Williams
  • 2:30 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • 3:00 – Old Crow Medicine Show
  • 3:40 – Jamey Johnson
  • 4:20 – Kacey Musgraves
  • 5:05 – Jack Johnson
  • 5:55 – Mavis Staples
  • 6:45 – Imagine Dragons
  • 7:45 – Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds
  • 8:45 – John Mellencamp
  • 9:45 – Neil Young
  • 10:45 – Willie Nelson


Click here for all the details on getting tickets to Farm Aid 30.

“The legacy of Farm Aid is twofold: in the change we’ve made in our farm and food system, and in the rich musical record of concerts held since 1985. The list of artists who have played on the Farm Aid stage is a who’s who of the best artists of our time.” — John Mellencamp

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