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Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton Join Farm Aid 2018 Lineup
On June 25 Farm Aid 2018 announced it will be coming to Hartford Connecticut's Xfinity Theatre on Sept. 22 and revealed its initial lineup with more artists to be announced soon. Among others, the festival's leaders Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Neil Young will be joined this fall by GRAMMY winners Kacey Musgraves, Sturgil Simpson and Chris Stapleton.
Other featured artists on the bill — so far — include regular Margo Price, Dave Matthews Band guitarist Tim Reynolds, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, and Particle Kid. This will be the festival's 33rd year, and it has raised a total of $53 million to support family farms and good farming practices in the U.S.
"Family farmers are the backbone of our country," said Willie Nelson. "But today, they are endangered. Whether we live in cities like Hartford or the rural areas of New England, each of us has the power to create positive, lasting change in our farm and food system and strengthen farm families to help them stay on the land for generations to come."
Tickets go on sale June 29 at the Farm Aid website. Billboard confirmed, "Farm Aid is the longest-running concert for a cause in pop music history." This will be Stapleton's first Farm Aid performance.