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Farm Aid 2019 coming to Alpine Valley, lineup announced

Posted: 8:45 AM, Jul 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-09 13:04:10-04
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EAST TROY — Farm Aid is on the road again, and this time it's back to Wisconsin.

The annual music and food festival is coming to Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy on September 21.

This year's lineup will include:
- Willie Nelson
- John Mellencamp
- Neil Young
- Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds)
- Bonnie Raitt
- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
- Margo Price
- Jamey Johnson
- Tanya Tucker
- Brothers Osborne
- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
- Yola
- Particle Kid

Additional artists will be announced later this summer.

The return to Wisconsin, often referred to as "America's Dairyland," is also to raise awareness of the state's dairy farm crisis. The organization says the economic climate is similar to the one that sparked the first Farm Aid concert in 1985.

"With devastating weather, low prices and harmful farm and trade policies, America's family farmers are facing immense challenges to hold on to their farms. It's not right … family farmers are essential for all of us," Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said. "By bringing our festival to the heart of the struggle, we will stand side by side with farmers. At Farm Aid 2019, we'll highlight solutions and show our support for family farmers' contributions to our health, economy and environment."

This marks the second time the festival will be held in Wisconsin. Back in 2010, Farm Aid held its 25th anniversary event at Miller Park.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m., and will be available for purchase here. Ticket prices range from $54.50 to $249.50.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets will available starting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Click here for more information.