Willie Nelson to host Farm Aid concert with performances by Neil Young, John Mellencamp


According to a report from Variety Magazine, some of the Farm Aid Board’s most famous members are putting together a virtual concert to benefit family farms.

The Farm Aid Board has an in-person concert annually but this year, it has introduced the “At Home With Farm Aid” which will air on AXS TV’s social channels and Farmaid.org.

The show will is hosted by Willie Nelson as well as his sons Micah and Lukas. It will feature separate performances from Dave Matthews, Nelson himself, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

“The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us,” Nelson, the Farm Aid president, said in a statement. “One of its many impacts is that it has helped us to better see the value of essential people like healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, delivery truck drivers, and farmers and ranchers. Farm Aid has worked for 35 years to build a family farm centered agricultural system, and we are here now to support farmers and ranchers in this crisis, without whom we could not eat. The time to build a resilient family farm food system is now.”

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.