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Willie Nelson's FarmAid sets line up

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 – Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Montgomery Gentry, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers and The Ditty Bops will perform at Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival.

The show will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 at Randall's Island in New York City for the day-long festival. The show will promote food from family farmers and raise funds for Farm Aid's work throughout the year to strengthen family farm agriculture.

Nelson, Young, Mellencamp, Matthews and Reynolds and The Allman Brothers Band are scheduled to play full sets.

"Thanks to a warm welcome from Mayor Bloomberg and New Yorkers, Farm Aid is bringing the annual concert to New York for the first time in 22 years," said Carolyn Mugar, Farm Aid's executive director. "With inspiring music from generous artists and a menu of family farm food, Randall's Island will be transformed into a music festival to be remembered."

Tickets for Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (212) 307-7171, (631) 888-9000 or (203) 624-0033. Ticket prices are $52 for general admission, $102 for reserved seats and $302 for VIP reserved seats. The VIP package includes catering in an exclusive area and other amenities.

The show is sponsored by Silk Soymilk, Horizon Organic, Fields Family Foundation, Chipotle, Whole Foods Market, Citizens Energy, Chevy, Organic Trade Association, New Hope Natural Media, Clif Bar, Organic Valley Family of Farms, Niman Ranch and Annie's Homegrown.

Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant family-farm centered system of agriculture in America. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the current system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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