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Farm Aid Comes to Bristow in September

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments | News
Image Courtesy of Farm Aid

Image Courtesy of Farm Aid

Live Nation announced that the venerable food and music festival Farm Aid, featuring Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and John Mellencamp, will be held at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow Sept. 17.

Sturgill Simpson, Alabama Shakes, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs Robots will also headline.

The festival originated in 1985, as an annual benefit concert to raise awareness of the plight of the modern family farms; the organizers continue to promote family farm agriculture.

Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® will feature local and organic foods.

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown—they’re hungry for the truth,” Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said. “Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.”

Festival goers can experience this culture with hands-on activities about soil, water, food and farming.


Musician Dave Matthews has lent his talents to promote causes in Bristow. In 2012, he performed on behalf of the Obama campaign at their grassroots rally at Jiffy Lube Live.

“Farm Aid 2016 will feature composting, including compostable serviceware, throughout the venue, with a goal of zero waste,” Farm Aid spokesperson Brittany Vanderpool said.

According to Live Nation, the tickets for Farm Aid 2016 will go on sale Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. Prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and will be available for purchase at, the venue box office and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Farm Aid will also offer a limited number of pre-sale tickets, beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 22, on their website.

“Music and food have an incredible power to bring people together,” said Farm Aid executive director Carolyn Mugar. “Farm Aid is a day that illustrates the diversity and strength of the Good Food Movement. At Farm Aid 2016, we’ll join forces and raise our voices for a farm and food system that is good for people and communities, not just for the profits of a few.”


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