Upstate NY to host annual Farm Aid benefit concert

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Willie Nelson says his annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to upstate New York with an all-day festival and locally grown food.

The event in Saratoga Springs, 28 miles north of Albany, will be held Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

It will feature Nelson and fellow Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, as well as other artists to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale to Farm Aid members June 18 and to the general public June 28.

At a tour bus stop in Albany on Thursday, Nelson said the Northeast is fertile ground for new farmers and sustainable agriculture. Farm Aid’s mission is to keep family farmers on the land and support the movement toward healthy, locally grown food..

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