“Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes and Sturgill Simpson to headline Farm Aid 2016 at Jiffy Lube Live”

From a press release:

“Farm Aid announced today that its annual food and music festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., with tickets on sale to the public on Monday, June 27.

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown—they’re hungry for the truth,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.”

Farm Aid 2016, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs Robots.

Farm Aid 2016 festivalgoers will also be able to experience family farm agriculture firsthand and will enjoy family farm-identified, local and organic foods at Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, festivalgoers will experience the culture of agriculture with hands-on activities about soil, water, food and farming. Farm Aid 2016 will feature composting, including compostable serviceware, throughout the venue, with a goal of zero waste.

“Music and food have an incredible power to bring people together,” said Farm Aid executive director Carolyn Mugar. “Farm Aid is a day that illustrates the diversity and strength of the Good Food Movement. At Farm Aid 2016, we’ll join forces and raise our voices for a farm and food system that is good for people and communities, not just for the profits of a few.”

Farm Aid also today launched the #Road2FarmAid, a virtual campaign inviting people to share the actions that ordinary people are taking to make extraordinary system changes starting in their own communities. People can participate at road2.farmaid.org and enter to win Farm Aid 2016 tickets.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2016 will go on sale Monday, June 27, at 10 a.m. EDT. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, the venue box office and by phone at (800) 745-3000. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be sold beginning at 12 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 22, at www.farmaid.org.”

23 Comment

  • Jiffy Lube is the worst but there is no chance I’m missing this.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I had a very similar reaction!

      • I said just the other day that it would take some sort of miracle like a musician being raised from the dead to want to put myself through that trek but I didn’t forsee this lineup coming.

    • Really? What don’t you like about it? The lawn is a really great place to enjoy live music with a picnic.

      • Its always such a pain in the ass to get out of that place. That’s really the issue.

      • It’s the location and access. From DC it’s an hour away with no traffic, and the one road in/out is so congested it can add significant time to the whole thing. Last time I was there I had to wait more than an hour just to get out of the parking lot after the show. And there’s really no option but to drive.

      • Wait, picnic? Are you talking about Jiffy Lube or Wolf Trap? I think you can only bring in limited food and one bottle of water if you’re on the lawn at Jiffy Lube. No coolers or booze like Wolf Trap.

      • palisades

        The ownership is also a joke. They are sticklers about tailgating and general fun. I’ll take Merriweather or Wolf Trap 100 times out of 100 before this POS place.

        • They staff the lot quite well with security / police to hassle people about tailgating, yet when the show is over, those people are no where to be found to help direct traffic out of that cluster.

    • I went to farmaid a few years ago when it was at hershey park. The sets are so short it was honestly hardly worth it. It features these guys every year cause its their charity or whatever.

  • Better leave now.

  • So I guess this won’t be eligible for Ticketmaster vouchers.

    • That concert list is so crappy. Do not want Slipknot.

      • yeah. Its a weird list of bottom-feeder and some good shows. Bob Dylan’s Indy show was there randomly. I wound’t mind seeing Gwen Stefani or Joan Jett’s shows. But of course I can’t access my voucher now.

      • Oh man I just looked at the list. So all the shows are out Jiffy Lube and they all suck. Ticketmaster is hardly going to lose a dime on this lawsuit. Way to keep being so not rock n’ roll Ticketmaster.

  • Concert goers will have plenty of time to educate themselves about the ‘zero waste’ policy while they idle in their cars for 3 hours sitting in traffic!

  • justinbc

    I can’t be the only one surprised that Willie Nelson is alive, right?

  • Great lineup but worst venue ever. Will never go back.

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