Familiar Faces To Rock Farm Aid
Farm Aid mainstays Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to headline the 2003 edition of the annual festival, to take place Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in ColumbFarm Aid mainstays Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are set to headline the 2003 edition of the annual festival, to take place Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio. Additional artists will soon be added to the concert, which raises awareness and funds for family-owned U.S. farms.
Nelson, Young and Mellencamp founded Farm Aid and organized the first concert in 1985. Matthews joined the board of directors two years ago.
"Farm Aid is committed to the hard working farm families who give us so much," Nelson says in a statement, explaining the relevance of this year's festival location. "Ohio is a strong farming state where much of the farmland is still owned and operated by family farmers, the backbone of Ohio's economy."
Farm Aid tickets will go on sale June 28 via Ticketmaster. Tickets range from $36-$78, and proceeds are donated to farm organizations across the U.S. To date, Farm Aid has raised more than $24 million to promote the family farm agriculture system, according to the organization.
For more information, including lineup updates, visit the organization's official Web site.