FARM AID 2012 - HERSHEY PA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22
Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit concert will return to Pennsylvania on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.
"We've built a strong family farm movement to grow our economy, ensure our health and protect our environment. Farm Aid brings these Main Street values to transform the Wall Street-controlled farm and food system," said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. "The Farm Aid concert is our chance to shine a spotlight on the independent family farmers who are essential to the well-being of our country."
Farm Aid 2012 will feature Nelson and fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews—featuring Tim Reynolds—as well as Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
"Our country faces pressing challenges, and none of them will be solved without family farmers," said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. "The Farm Aid concert brings farmers and eaters together to grow the kind of agriculture that builds stronger communities and a healthier food system. This year, we look forward to celebrating the ingenuity of farmers from Pennsylvania and all across the U.S."
Tickets for Farm Aid 2012 will go on sale Friday, July 13, at 10 AM EDT and are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, GIANT Center Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $35.75 to $99.75. For venue information, visit www.hersheyparkstadium.com.
Farm Aid will offer advance sale tickets to Farm Aid members beginning tomorrow, July 10. To become a member of Farm Aid, visit www.farmaid.org.
For concert updates, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/farmaid) and visit www.farmaid.org/concert.
Farm Aid is teaming up again with Tickets-for-Charity® to offer exclusive VIP Packages to make this year's event even more memorable. Packages include premium tickets and one-of-a-kind opportunities -- all to benefit Farm Aid. Packages will be available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com.
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FARM AID MELLENCAMP.COM PRE-SALE TICKETS WEDNESDAY
Our Mellencamp.com Farm Aid 2012 pre-sale will begin at 10 AM ET on Wednesday July 11th via Ticketmaster.com. Visit the TOUR page to learn how to register for our free pre-sale. The password will be revealed on the TOUR page for logged in members of Mellencamp.com a few minutes before the pre-sale begins. Watch the TOUR page for further updates on our pre-sale. Farm Aid 2012 tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday July 13th.
JOHN TO RECEIVE THE JOHN STEINBECK AWARD
John Mellencamp will receive the prestigious John Steinbeck Award, "in the souls of the people" on Monday, July 30th, at the historic California Theatre in San Jose. Thomas Steinbeck will present the John Steinbeck Award to John at an event titled "A Conversation and Special Performance." The evening will include a talk with Mellencamp, moderated by Robert Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum, and a musical performance. Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster. Click to learn more about the event and award.
CANADIAN NO BETTER THAN THIS TOUR WINDING DOWN
John's June/July Canadian No Better Than This Tour is down to its final few shows. The tour has been thrilling crowds all across the country. Click HERE to read some of the reviews of the tour.
THE MARILYN MELLENCAMP SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS - ART SHOW & FREE CONCERT JULY 14th
On Saturday July 14th, The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour IN will host an opening reception for The Marilyn Mellencamp Scholarship For The Arts. The reception will showcase the works of Marilyn Mellencamp, John's mother, and will rinclude a free concert featuring Brent James & The Contraband.
The scholarship will provide a high school senior pursuing a major in art, music, or theatre with funds toward tuition. Marilyn's family hopes this can become an ongoing scholarship, assisting future art students for years to come. Click HERE for more information about Marilyn, the scholarship, the opening event, and how you can make a donation.