Eat ‘n’roll for farmers

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Farm Aid recently announced the details of the lineup for its first concert event in New York.
Artists representing a variety of genres are slated to join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews 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.
Performances. Among the artists who will perform at Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival, are: Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops and Montgomery Gentry.
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds and The Allman Brothers Band are scheduled to play full sets.
Farm Aid 2007 will feature a full day of music, an abundance of family farm food vendors, and hands-on, interactive exhibits with farmers and activists that inspire living a homegrown life.
For the first time at a major concert event, the goal is to serve 100 percent local, organic, humanely-raised and family-farmed food.
Tickets. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 212-307-7171 or 631-888-9000. 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.
A limited number of premium seats and VIP packages are also available for charitable sale at www.tickets-for-charity.com. Fans may access these seats at face value plus a donation, which is directed to Farm Aid.
Farm Aid fans also have the chance to win front-row seats, airfare and hotel accommodations at www.topofthehaystack.com.

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