Farm Aid 2016. Photo by: Farm Aid.
Farm Aid 2016. Photo by: Farm Aid.

Sturgill Simpson, Alabama Shakes, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Set to Perform

Farm Aid 2016 returns to Bristow, Virginia to help bring awareness for local farming, supporting sustainable agriculture, and providing a stage for musicians to share their music on September 17.

The festival lineup features: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds. Additionally, Sturgill Simpson, Alabama Shakes, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs Robots are scheduled to perform.


The site is located just outside of Washington, D.C. this year. The festival organizers continue to support farmers on a local, regional and nationwide level. The festival gives some insight on services Farm Aid provides:

Since 1985, Farm Aid has answered 1-800-FARM-AID to provide immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis. Now Farm Aid’s online Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to an extensive network of organizations across the country that help farmers find the resources they need to access new markets, transition to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and survive natural disasters.

Recently, small towns in West Virginia were hit with a serious flood. Farm Aid can help struggling farmers in these areas connect with professionals in disaster relief.

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown—they’re hungry for the truth,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson.

Watch the artist announcement video, the festival’s playlist with Farm Aid 2016 artists, and stay up to date with the festival on social media.

Farm Aid 2016 Promo – Sept. 17 in Bristow, VA



Farm Aid also today launched the #Road2FarmAid, a virtual campaign inviting people to share the actions that ordinary people are taking to make extraordinary system changes starting in their own communities. People can participate at and enter to win Farm Aid 2016 tickets.


Tickets now on sale. Pick up tickets via Farm Aid’s main website.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.