Since 1985, more than 500 artists have performed on the Farm Aid stage, donating their time and talent to support America’s family farmers. Today, Farm Aid is the only music festival that features artists who play for free and come at their own expense. Their generosity is the reason that Farm Aid has been able to do its work for family farmers and good food, for 33 years now. It’s in this spirit that Farm Aid requests your proposal to promote its annual music and food festival, which comes to Connecticut for the first time in its history on Saturday, September 22, 2018. We ask all vendors who participate to make a donation as they are able, to do whatever what they can to support the event.
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young started Farm Aid during the height of the 1980s Farm Crisis, which pushed hundreds of thousands of farm families off the land. Though they didn’t intend to start an ongoing organization, Willie, John, Neil and Dave Matthews (who joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001) have done exactly that. They won’t give up on our family farmers and all the good they bring for the soil, the water, and for the food they produce.
Farm Aid will be at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, September 25th!