Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp to Host Isolation Concert for Farm Aid
The "At Home with Farm Aid" event will take place this Saturday
With Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Mikah hosting this weekend, "At Home with Farm Aid" will see performances from Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Nelson from their respective homes on Saturday night (April 11).
"On the Farm Aid stage last September, my friend and fellow board member John Mellencamp said, 'Be hopeful about, have faith in and be grateful for right now; the miracle of life is in the dirt under our farmers' fingernails,'" Nelson said in a statement. "He was right and I'm so grateful for the farmers, ranchers and farmworkers who are on the frontlines sustaining all our communities. Now, more than ever, stay strong and positive."
He continued: "Farm Aid is working hard to support farmers and ranchers in this difficult time. We're making emergency grants to help with household and medical expenses. We're answering calls on our hotline. We're creating lists of resources and working with our partners to advocate for policies that build a more resilient food system for the future."
Nelson had previously performed as a part of another COVID-19-relief benefit concert, "Luck Presents: 'Til Further Notice." Young, meanwhile, has been hosting his "Fireside Sessions" since last month.
Tune in to the Farm Aid event this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET, and see Farm Aid's announcement below.
At Home With Farm Aid will stream live on Saturday, April 11, hosted by @WillieNelson and his sons @lukasnelson and @jacmnelson3!— Farm Aid (@FarmAid) April 8, 2020
At 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT, watch live performances by Willie Nelson, @NeilYoungNYA, @johnmellencamp & #davematthews! https://t.co/QDtQcCpDAK pic.twitter.com/ECWYD675h1