Willie Nelson Will Host ‘At Home With Farm Aid’ Feat. Neil Young And More
Willie Nelson live in 2019 - WillieNelson / Youtube
Outlaw icon Willie Nelson has announced that he will be hosting a digital event, At Home with Farm Aid on Saturday, April 11th at 8 PM, ET. This online concert stream will feature Farm Aid board members Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, and Nelson as well – joined by his sons Lukas and Micah. The respective artists will all be performing from their homes, and the stream will be available for viewing on AXS TV and the Farm Aid Website.
In a statement, Nelson said, “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.’ 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.”
Farm Aid is usually held on an outdoor venue every September, but since the outlook is bleak, this streaming alternative might be the best choice for the foundation. “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 expressed in a statement.
This online concert will mark Nelson’s second digital show since the coronavirus pandemic, as he had already hosted Luck Presents: ‘Til Further Notice back on March 19th.