HARTFORD, Conn. (CelebrityAccess) – Farm Aid’s annual music and food festival will be making a stop in Connecticut for the first time on September 22nd. The festival, which is scheduled to take place at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, will feature family farmers, homegrown food, a wide variety of agrarian experiences, not to mention some of the biggest names in music.
Performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid. Additional artists will be announced later this summer.
Farm Aid 2018 festivalgoers will have the opportunity to experience family farm agriculture firsthand via Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® and the HOMEGROWN Village. HOMEGROWN Concessions® showcases family farm-sourced ingredients at all of its food stands, including the HOMEGROWN Youthmarket, which sells fresh local fruit and more, and is operated by young people involved in farming and farmers markets. HOMEGROWN Concessions® also includes recycling and composting (utilizing compostable serviceware and packaging) with a goal of zero waste while Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village features hands-on activities about soil, water, energy, food and farming. Additionally, Festivalgoers can hear farmers and artists discuss pressing issues and share inspiring stories on the FarmYard Stage and attend demonstrations to learn agrarian skills and celebrate the culture of agriculture in the HOMEGROWN Skills tent.
Tickets for Farm Aid 2018 will go on sale Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT. Ticket prices range from $54.50 to $279.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 26, at farmaid.org/festival.