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For the first time in more than 20 years, Farm Aid comes back to central Indiana



Noblesville, Indiana – Farm Aid is coming back to central Indiana for the first time in more than 20 years.

On Saturday, September 23, the 2023 edition of the event will take place in Noblesville’s Ruoff Music Center. On Saturday, July 15, tickets go on sale to the general public at

Farm Aid IV at the Hoosier Dome in 1990 and Farm Aid 2001: A Concert for America, which took place shortly after 9/11, were previously held in Indiana.

Members of the Farm Aid board Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews (with Tim Reynolds), and Margo Price will play at the annual food and music festival. Other performers include Lukas Nelson, Allison Russell, The String Cheese Incident, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Particle Kid.

“We are honored and excited to bring the Farm Aid experience back to Indiana. My home state holds deep meaning for me and for the generations of family farmers who have dedicated their lives to caring for the Earth and bringing us good food,” said Mellencamp, a Farm Aid co-founder.

Prices for tickets range from $75 to $315. On Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m., a small quantity of pre-sale tickets will be made available on the Farm Aid website.

Organizers said the event will highlight the work of family farmers to address climate change through “regenerative, organic, and sustainable farming practices.”

“Family farmers have the solutions to some of our toughest challenges,” said Nelson, Farm Aid founder and president. “As we face a changing climate, farmers in Indiana, across the Midwest, and all over the country are farming in ways that create more resilient farms to build healthy soils and protect our water.”

In addition to the music, audiences can enjoy fresh food made using ingredients cultivated by family farmers at Farm Aid’s Homegrown Concessions. They will also come across interactive exhibits about farming, soil, water, energy, and food.

In order to generate money to support family farms and raise awareness of their condition, Farm Aid conducted its inaugural concert in 1985. The event has raised more than $70 million to support family farms and agribusiness since it began.

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