Farm Aid is headed to Noblesville, Indiana on September 23 for the 2023 installment of the annual benefit concert held for American farmers. Farm Aid 2023 will be held at Ruoff Music Center and marks the third time that Farm Aid has brought its festival to the state of Indiana.
This year's celebrated lineup will include performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and Margo Price, as well as Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Lukas Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident and Particle Kid.
Farm Aid 2022 saw performances from the likes of Nelson, Mellencamp, Matthews, Price, Russell, Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Charley Crockett, Brittney Spencer, Particle Kid, the Wisdom Indian Dancers and the Red Clay Singers.
Here, we'll have all the up-to-date news on line-up announcements, the latest ticket and festival pass details, and any further exciting info and details for Farm Aid 2023.
The idea for Farm Aid was inspired by Bob Dylan's quotes at the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, which raised money for the Ethiopian famine. During his set, Dylan mentioned that he hoped that some of the money raised may be able to pay for the mortgages on some of the farms in the Unites States.
Shortly thereafter, fellow musicians Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young joined together to organize the Farm Aid benefit concert, which aimed to raise money for and help family farmers in America. The first concert, which hosted over 80,000 attendees and raised over $9 million, was held on September 22, 1985 in Champaign, Illinois with performances from Dylan, Billy Joel, B.B. King, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and more.
Decades later, Farm Aid is still working to increase awareness of the importance of family farms, and each year brings together some of the best names in country, blues and rock for an all-day festival of music, good food and hands-on activities to get folks in touch with the roots of our food.
Since its establishment in 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $70 million for family farmers.
Tickets to Farm Aid 2023 are available to purchase at the link below: