Farm Aid 2021 returns as an in-person event featuring a lineup headlined by board members Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Margo Price. The one-day benefit concert for family farmers will be held at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on September 25.
Last year’s Farm Aid was presented virtually as the On The Road Livestream due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Willie Nelson will perform in Hartford with his Family, while Dave Matthews will be joined by longtime collaborator and DMB band mate Tim Reynolds.
Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Bettye LaVette, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Particle Kid and Ian Mellencamp round out the Farm Aid 2021 lineup.
“The experience of the past 18 months has reminded us how much we need each other. I’m so glad that music is bringing us all back together at Farm Aid 2021 to celebrate family farmers. When we combine music, family farmers and good food, we have the power to grow the kind of agriculture that strengthens us all,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson.