Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young Among Headliners For Farm Aid 2017

BURGETTSTOWN, PA (CelebrityAccess) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews are among the headliners announced for the 2017 return of the Farm Aid benefit concert.

Set for Saturday, September 16, at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, the festival features a lineup that also includes Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, and Insects vs Robots, with additional artist announcements expected.

"Family farm agriculture is the heart of Pennsylvania," Nelson said in a statement. "What's happening in western Pennsylvania and the region shows us that we can count on family farmers to strengthen our communities and connect people. Whether we live in rural or urban places, food — and music — brings us all together."

2017 will mark the festival's first return to the region since it was last held in Burgettstown in 2002. Since the launch of Farm Aid in the dark days of 1985, the annual charity event has raised more than $50 million.