Farm Aid 2020 a Virtual Experience This Saturday – How To Watch
Farm Aid 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of one of the biggest music festivals in the United States and this year it's a virtual at-home experience.
That's both good and bad. It's bad for those who were looking forward to the festival experience of live music and thousands of people. It's good because now even those who couldn't otherwise have made it to the festival can enjoy the live performances of some of the top artists in the nation from the comfort of their own home.
The broadcast will begin at 7:00 this Saturday evening (09.26.20) and run until 10:00 p.m.
During those three hours they have a huge lineup of performers set to take to their respective stages.
– Willie Nelson and The Boys
– John Mellencamp
– Neil Young
– Dave Matthews
– Black Pumas
– Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs
– Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton
– Brandi Carlile
– Chris Stapleton
– Jack Johnson
– Jamey Johnson
– Jon Batiste
– Kelsey Waldon
– Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
– Margo Price
– Nathaniel Rateliff
– Norah Jones
– Particle Kid
– The Record Company
– Valerie June
– The War And Treaty
– and more
All of the performers donate their talents to raise funds and awareness for the American farming families.
Even though the presentation has changed this year, the mission of Farm Aid remains the same, keeping family farmers on the land. This year they're just doing it a little differently.
Willie Nelson put it this way.
This pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet. Farm Aid 2020 is going to give the whole country a chance to learn about the important work of farmers and how they’re contributing to our well-being, beyond bringing us good food.
The Farm Aid concert was created back in 1985 by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid board of directors in 2001. Over the years Farm Aid has added more and more services and addressed more and more issues that are important to the family farmer. Things like corporate power, farm policy, GMOs, soil, water, the climate, and more are addressed on their website and all play a factor in the role and function of family farms.
Donations can also be made from the Farm Aid website.