AXS TV is thrilled to present a spectacular live broadcast of “Farm Aid 2017” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. This year marks AXS TV’s fourth consecutive year of broadcasting “Farm Aid,” and the second time it will air live on AXS TV.
This year’s star-studded festival will be filmed live at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA and will include performances by Farm Aid Founders and Board of Directors members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews. Other slated performers include Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, Blackberry Smoke and more.
Nelson, Young and Mellencamp launched the first Farm Aid concert in 1985, at the height of the ‘80s American farm crisis. Per its official website, Farm Aid continues to maintain its mission to “raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on the land.” The 2017 concert marks 32 years of support for this important initiative. The 1985 inaugural concert raised seven million dollars for the cause. To date, Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million to help family farmers all over the country. Farm Aid returns to Pennsylvania for the third time for this Saturday’s Sept. 16 festival.
“For over three decades, Farm Aid has been one of the top music events in the country—not just for the impressive roster of talent it attracts, but for the American farm families it strengthens and supports,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s Vice President of Programming and Production in a press statement. “AXS TV is proud to once again bring this incredible event live to our viewers, as the industry’s top artists put their tremendous skills on full display for a very worthy cause.”
Farm Aid has also notably partnered with local and national organizations to support farms and ranches that were affected by Hurricane Harvey via its Family Farm Disaster Fund. Viewers will have an opportunity to make a Farm Aid donation and receive a signature t-shirt.
You can visit Farm Aid’s website to find out more about tickets, Farm Aid’s ongoing critical relief efforts, and ways you can donate or get involved.
Be sure to tune into AXS TV’s live presentation of “Farm Aid 2017” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Find AXS TV on your TV. Stay tuned to AXS for updates.