Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, as well as board member Dave Matthews, will perform live from their homes and studios during an hour-long TV special, At Home With Farm Aid, on April 11.
The live concert, which will be hosted by Willie Nelson and sons Lukas and Micah, will benefit family farmers impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
“The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us,” said Willie. “One of its many impacts is that it has helped us to better see the value of essential people like healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, delivery truck drivers, and farmers and ranchers. Farm Aid has worked for 35 years to build a family farm centered agricultural system, and we are here now to support farmers and ranchers in this crisis, without whom we could not eat. The time to build a resilient family farm food system is now!”
Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land. Farm Aid, which has raised more than $59 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on the land.
AXS TV—as well as its social media platforms—will air At Home With Farm Aid on April 11 at 7 p.m. CT.