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Farm Aid plays North Carolina with Nelson, Mellencamp, White

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will be held Sept. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.

Farm Aid 2014 will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews - with Tim Reynolds - as well as Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, North Carolina's own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots.

"In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability. This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system," said Farm Aid President Nelson. "On the Farm Aid stage Saturday, September 13, we'll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they're growing for all of us."

Farm Aid 2014, an all-day music and food festival, brings focus on family farms in the U.S.

"There is a fair-like feeling when you go to Farm Aid. All day long, people are performing onstage and food from family farmers is being served," said Mellencamp. "It's a great occasion for families to come listen to great music and teach their children about where their food comes from. We're proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all of us."

Tickets go on sale Aug. 1.

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