Farm Aid will be held in New England for the first time this year when it lands Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center outside Boston.

Farm Aid will be held in New England for the first time this year when it lands Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center outside Boston. The event will, as usual, feature performances from Farm Aid board members Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews.

The event is being presented by Whole Foods Market and Horizon Organic. "New England was built on the strength of independent family farmers," says Mellencamp. “We can honor that independent spirit by joining Farm Aid to grow the movement that is changing the way all of America eats."

Tickets go on sale July 28, but members of Farm Aid's FarmYard organization will have early access.

Farm Aid debuted in 1985 and has raised more than $30 million for family farms.