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Willie Nelson headlines Farm Aid when it returns to Wisconsin in September. (PHOTO: Summerfest)

Farm Aid returns to Wisconsin in September

Nearly a decade after it made its Wisconsin debut at Miller Park, Farm Aid returns to Wisconsin on Sept. 21 at Alpine Valley, bringing along top-notch artists like Willie Nelson (who just performed at Summerfest), Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff, Dave Matthews, who just played the same venue last week, and others.

Tickets range from $54.50 to $249.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com beginning Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. A pre-sale starts Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m.

Founded in 1985, Farm Aid celebrated its 25th anniversary at that Miller Park gig in 2010. Since it was launched, Farm Aid has raised $57 million to support American farmers.

"With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America's family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold onto their farms," said Willie Nelson in announcing the show.

"It's not right … family farmers are essential for all of us. By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side-by-side with farmers. At Farm Aid 2019, we'll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers' contributions to our health, economy and environment."

Other performers announced including Margo Price, Tim Reynolds, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Yola and Particle Kid. Additional acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.


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