LOS ANGELES, Apr 10 — At Home With Farm Aid will bring the long-running Farm Aid festival into homes across the United States, while raising awareness about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on independent farmers.
The benefit concert will be livestreamed at 8 pm EST on Saturday, April 11 on AXS TV and its social media accounts, as part of the TV channel's ongoing @Home And Social initiative.
We have some exciting news: You can join us this Saturday, April 11 at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT for “At Home with Farm Aid,” a live music event hosted by @willienelsonofficial and his sons @lukasnelsonofficial and Micah Nelson (@particlekid). Catch them along with Neil Young (@neilyoungarchives), @johnmellencamp and Dave Matthews (@davematthewsband) as they perform from their homes in a virtual show of support and solidarity for family farmers and ranchers. The event will be streamed on our website and on @axstv. #livestreamingevents #farmersareessentialworkers #familyfarmers Learn more here (link in bio too): farmaid.org/AtHome
At Home With Farm Aid will be hosted by American singer and Farm Aid president Willie Nelson, alongside his sons Lukas and Mikah.
In addition to Nelson, the special will also feature musical performances by Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young from their own homes and studios.
“The coronavirus has disrupted our entire country and is a grave threat to all of us. One of its many impacts is that it has helped us to better see the value of essential people like healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, delivery truck drivers and farmers and ranchers. Farm Aid has worked for 35 years to build a family farm centred agricultural system, and we are here now to support farmers and ranchers in this crisis, without whom we could not eat. The time to build a resilient family farm food system is now,” Nelson said of the benefit in a statement.
Although the benefit concert will be livestreamed for free, viewers will be encouraged to make donations via Farm Aid's website to “invest in farmer-led solutions to the Covid-19 crisis and make emergency grants to farmers and ranchers in need.”
Aside from At Home With Farm Aid, AXS TV will also air The Best of Farm Aid 2019 at 8 pm EST on Sunday, April 12.
The broadcast will feature two hours of footage from last year's festival, with sets by Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Tanya Tucker, Yola and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.
The two-and-a-half-hour special will also include a previously unaired performance of Devil Got My Woman by Bonnie Raitt. — AFP-Relaxnews