Farm Aid president Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah will be joined by Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews on Saturday (April 11) for At Home With Farm Aid, a special broadcast featuring intimate at-home performances to raise funds and awareness for farmers who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us. 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,” said Farm Aid president Willie Nelson. “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 hour-long live event will feature the artists performing form their own homes and studios in an effort to deliver a night of music and stories. The special will air as part of AXS TV’s new “@Home And Social” initiative, an ongoing series giving artists a platform to broadcast live performances from their homes directly to fans, with proceeds supporting those in need as a result of the coronavirus. Viewers can enjoy the simulcast on AXS TV and at www.farmaid.org, as well as across the network’s various social media platforms.
At Home With Farm Aid will air Saturday, April 11 starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised nearly $60 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.