Oct. 8: Second Annual Farm Aid Fundraising Event In McKinney Area

Press Release:  “An Evening with Farm Aid” featuring the Secret Sisters and Jamestown Revival

Farm Aid’s small event series “An Evening with Farm Aid” is coming back to Texas.

A celebration of local, organic family farm food from Chef Robert Lyford of Patina Green and live music with Jamestown Revival and the Secret Sisters will be held at Rustic Grace Estate in Van Alstyne on Thursday, October 8.

Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $48 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is celebrating is 30th anniversary in 2015.

Tickets purchased for “An Evening with Farm Aid” will benefit Farm Aid’s grant program to keep family farmers on the land, growing good food for all of us. Buy your tickets today at www.farmaid.org/texas.


Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For 30 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised $48 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.


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