Farm Aid, the music industry’s longest-running concert for a cause, will premiere an AXS TV special Jan. 10 filmed during its 30th anniversary in Chicago this past September, with performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves and Mavis Staples, as well as classic sets from the organization’s three-decade history of benefit concerts to help America’s family farmers.
The Allman Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Gary Clark Jr., B.B. King, Buddy Guy and John Mayer also are featured in the 90-minute special, set to air at 8 p.m. ET on AXS, the national cable and satellite TV network.
Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised $48 million to help keep independent family-operated farms on their land. Over the past three decades -- with the participation of scores of top-name stars -- Farm Aid also has promoted what’s become known as the Good Food Movement.