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— Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Chris Stapleton and Sheryl Crow will perform at Farm Aid Festival September 24 in Raleigh.

The one-day event at Coastal Credit Union Music Park celebrates North Carolina agriculture and farmers’ efforts to slow climate change. Food sold at the festival will be grown by farmers using sustainable practices, and hands-on activities and exhibits will teach festival-goers about soil, water, energy, food and agriculture.

Other performers include Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, Brittney Spencer and Particle Kid.

There will also be speakers on climate change and diversity within the industry. September 23 will mark the festival’s second year in Raleigh since 2014.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Margo Price are all board members of Farm Aid, a national organization using performances to raise funds for farmers, technology and environmental efforts.

“I’ve always said that family farmers make us all stronger,” said Willie Nelson, who founded Farm Aid. “Farmers in North Carolina, the Southeast and across the country are developing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We bring Farm Aid here to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers in helping.

Tickets will go on sale online from July 30. Prices range from $75 to $315.


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