Farm Aid Adds More Artists To 2011 Concert
“Farm Aid” announced an array of artists who will join the musical lineup for its 2011 concert, scheduled for August 13 at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Will Dailey & the Rivals, Robert Francis, Pegi Young & the Survivors, Rebecca Pidgeon, Billy Joe Shaver and John Trudell will all join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 2011.
Since 1985, Farm Aid has traveled the country to support organizations that work locally, regionally and nationally to strengthen family farms. Despite the recent increase in commodity prices, family farmers still face an uphill struggle. In recent years, Farm Aid has received record numbers of phone calls to its hotline and online Farmer Resource Network from farmers in need due to volatile farm prices, tight credit markets, escalating costs and weather-related disasters, such as the recent floods, droughts and tornadoes across the country. Farm Aid also works to inform consumers about the value of good food from family farms and helps make connections between eaters and family farmers to increase the demand for family farm food. Farm Aid’s annual benefit concert is its primary event to raise funds in support of the organization’s work. Support Your Local Farmer.