Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will bring Farm Aid back to Raleigh in 2022

By CLTure News

July 26, 2022

Farm Aid, the nonprofit benefit concert founded by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young in 1985, will return to North Carolina for the first time since 2014. Farm Aid 2022 will take place at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on Saturday, September 24 featuring a stellar lineup that will include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Chris Stapleton, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, Brittney Spencer and Particle Kid. 

Country singer Margo Price, who is also board member of Farm Aid, will perform at the 2022 festival in Raleigh. Photo: Joy Bruce / CLTure

The all-day festival will feature Homegrown Concessions, a food company that serves family farm-identified, local and organic foods at major music events. Farm Aid 2022 will also have a Homegrown Village, where festival-goers can attend demonstrations to learn agrarian skills and connect with farmers and organizations doing critical food and farm work all over the country. 

This is the second time the Farm Aid has taken place in Raleigh, returning for the first time since 2014. 

“I’ve always said that family farmers strengthen us all,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Farmers in North Carolina, across the Southeast, and all over the country are growing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We’re bringing Farm Aid here to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers to help.”

Tickets for Farm Aid 2022 will go on sale to the public on Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. EST

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