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Farm Aid 25 coming to Milwaukee

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 – Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline the 25th annual Farm Aid concert on Milwaukee on Oct. 2 at Miller Park.

"For 25 years, Farm Aid has worked to keep family farmers on the land," said Nelson. "This anniversary concert is a chance for everyone to join with Farm Aid to support the family farmers who are growing hope for America, through the good food they produce, the economies they build, and their care for the soil and water. Family farmers are the backbone of our country, and right now we need them more than ever."

Mellencamp said Milwaukee is a perfect place to celebrate Farm Aid's silver anniversary because "Midwest farmers share the same struggle as family farmers across the country. They are survivors, and they're on the land creating solutions for America's most pressing issues. "Since 1985, Farm Aid has been a way for everyone in this country to step up and be part of the solution, because nobody is going to solve these problems on their own. It's going to take all of us working together."

Other top artists to be announced. The show will be broadcast live on DirecTV.

Set to take place at Miller Park, Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will be the first Farm Aid concert to be held at a Major League Baseball stadium. "We're excited to be hosting Farm Aid in this special anniversary year," said Rick Schlesinger, the Milwaukee Brewers' executive vice president of business operations. "With Wisconsin's prominence in the agriculture and farming industries, plus Milwaukee's storied history in hosting music festivals, we believe there is no better place for this concert to be staged."

Tickets for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 14, at 9 a.m. central and are available at the Brewers box office, by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at www.tickets.com. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $97.50, including facility fee. Farm Aid will offer special advance sale tickets to Farm Aid members beginning Friday, Aug. 6. To become a Farm Aid member, visit www.farmaid.org.

Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $37 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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