For nearly 30 years, Farm Aid has made music and raised money for American farmers.

The great news? The annual event is set for September.


The festival will take place September 13th in Raleigh, North Carolina with a lineup that includes co-founders Neil YoungJohn Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson, as well as Jack WhiteDave MatthewsCarlene Carter, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others.

“In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they have also pioneered new roads to economic sustainability,” said Nelson in a statement. “This region knows the value of its farmers and offers increasing opportunities for new farmers to build a strong regional food system. On September 13th, we’ll celebrate family farmers and the healthy communities they’re growing for all of us.”

“There is a fair-like feeling when you go to Farm Aid,” added Mellencamp. “All day long, people are performing onstage and food from family farmers is being served. It’s a great occasion for families to come listen to great music and teach their children about where their food comes from. We’re proud to bring Farm Aid 2014 to North Carolina for the first time to feature the family farmers whose hard work and innovations are essential for all of us.”