Willie Nelson Farm Aid & National Agricultural Hall of Fame Saturday
Willie Nelson has a big day ahead of him Saturday. He’s set to headline this year’s edition of Farm Aid, along with his fellow board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.A number of other country stars are slated to perform at the event as well. Jamey Johnson, Ray Price, and Billy Joe Shaver are just a few of the 16 artists on board for the show. The concert will also feature Jason Mraz, Jakob Dylan, and Willie’s son’s band, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, as well as singer-songwriter Robert Francis, roots rockers Will Dailey and the Rivals, and Native American artist and activist John Trudell. Farm Aid 2011 will take place at the Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
In addition to the show, Willie will be honored for his efforts on behalf of the family farmer. He’ll be inducted into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame with a special ceremony taking place in advance of the concert. The country legend has devoted more than 25 years toward supporting family-owned farms through Farm Aid. Since its start in 1985, the charity has brought in 37-million-dollars to fund programs that support family-run farms and promote the food they grow.
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