Fans who missed Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival at Summerfest this year will have yet another chance to catch the 86-year-old country legend. Nelson’s Farm Aid festival is back, and it will return to Wisconsin for a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy on Sept. 21. Wisconsin last hosted Farm Aid in 2010 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
This year’s lineup is typically impressive. Performers 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
- Particle Kid
Additional artists will be announced later this summer. Given Wisconsin’s dairy economy, Farm Aid’s cause hits close to home.
“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,” Nelson said in a statement. “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.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m., with ticket prices ranging from $54.50 to $249.50.