Farm Aid 2023 will bring together a full day of music, family farmers, and delicious food to the Ruoff Music Center on Saturday, September 23. The event will feature captivating performances by renowned artists who also happen to be Farm Aid board members: the legendary Willie Nelson, the iconic Neil Young, Seymour, Indiana native John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews (accompanied by Tim Reynolds), and Margo Price. Joining them on stage will be Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, and the Particle Kid.
The festival will highlight the work of family farmers to address climate change through regenerative, organic, and sustainable farming practices. Farm Aid will showcase these innovative climate champions on the Farm Aid stage and throughout the event. As farmers and farm and food advocates converge from across the country for the annual festival, Farm Aid will host additional pre-festival events to spotlight their work.
This is the third Farm Aid concert that has taken place in Indiana and the second in Noblesville. Farm Aid IV took place at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis in 1990, and Farm Aid 2001: A Concert for America was held in Noblesville.
Reflecting on the upcoming event, Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson expressed, “Family farmers hold the solutions to some of our toughest challenges. In the face of a changing climate, farmers in Indiana, the Midwest, and all across the country are adopting farming practices that foster resilient farms, nurture healthy soils, and safeguard our water.”
Farm Aid Co-Founder John Mellencamp expressed his excitement: “We are honored and thrilled to bring the Farm Aid experience back to Indiana. This is my home state, and it holds profound significance for me and the generations of family farmers who have dedicated their lives to nurturing the Earth and providing us with nourishing food.”
Tickets for Farm Aid 2023 will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, with prices ranging from $75 to $315 this Saturday at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with a limited number of pre-sale tickets will be accessible from 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 12, at www.farmaid.org/tickets.
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