Since July 9, Willie Nelson has been tweeting concerts hints about the location of the next Farm Aid event. He recently tweeted, “It’s official Farm Aid is coming to St. Louis’ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on October 4.”
The venue is actually in Maryland Heights, MO, a suburb of St. Louis, marking the events first stop in Missouri.
Farm Aid board members Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will also perform as well as many other artists yet to be named.
Tickets are priced $39 (lawn); $44, $54 and $79 (seats) and $169 (limited number of premium seats) and will be available on July 25 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Box Office, by calling (877) 598-8703 or at participating Blockbuster stores. There is no service charge at the Verizon Wireless Box Office for the first week of ticket sales (July 25-August 1). There are also special advance sale tickets to Farm Aid members beginning July 17.
The Farm Aid concert celebrates music and family farmers, and since 1985 has raised nearly $35 million to support programs that help farmers.
“Farm Aid has deep roots in the Midwest that reach back to our first concert in Illinois in 1985,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing my friends together on the Farm Aid stage to celebrate family farmers and the crucial work they do. Farmers do so much more than bring us the good food we all want to eat. America needs family farmers to revitalize our economy and make our country healthy.”