Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

News on Farm Aid, Bonnaroo, Summit On The Sound

CrowSheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn and Trick Pony have been added to the lineup for 2003 edition of Farm Aid, to be held Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported, Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young will also perform, as will Dave Matthews.

Tickets for the event went on sale over the weekend via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit Farm Aid's official Web site.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

As first tipped here, Sanctuary will on Aug. 19 release a double-disc set featuring live performances from the second Bonnaroo festival, held June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Neil Young, James Brown, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and the Flaming Lips were among the 75 acts that performed at the event. A tracklist has not yet been confirmed.

A documentary DVD, shot by noted photographer Danny Clinch, will be released Oct. 7. The film will favor festival performances but will also feature interviews with artists and concertgoers.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

PhilGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will headline the Summit On The Sound music festival, set to take place Sept. 13-14 at Bridgeport, Conn.'s Seaside Park. Lesh and Friends is the only group yet announced for the two-day fest, but it will perform sets on both nights.

Regular Lesh sidemen John Molo (drums), Rob Barraco (keyboards) and Jimmy Herring (guitar) will join in on the festivities, as will vocalist Joan Osborne, saxophonist Branford Marsalis and jazz guitarist John Scofield.
As previously reported, Lesh, Barraco, Herring and Osborne are touring this summer as members of the Dead.

Tickets are on sale today (June 30), and are $60 for a single-day ticket or $100 for a two-day pass. For more information, visit the official site of promoter Terrapin Presents.

-- Troy Carpenter, N.Y.