Farm Aid Returns To The Heartland

noah | July 16, 2009 11:00 am

This year’s installment of Farm Aid, the annual concert benefiting family farmers that was initially organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young in 1985, will take place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater outside of St. Louis on Oct. 4. Nelson, Mellencamp, and Young are all on the initial bill alongside the Dave Matthews Band; the four aforementioned men are all on the event’s board of directors. Farm Aid has raised some $35 million for family farms over the 24 years of its existence, and the whole process of bringing the show to St. Louis took some eight years, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I’d say something mean about hoping that the St. Louis fans are more appreciative than they were during the Home Run Derby on Monday night, but this is for a good cause, so.Farm Aid [Official site]Farm Aid Comes To Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Oct. 4 [The Blender]