Farm Aid headed to Columbus

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COLUMBUS – Ohio will host Farm Aid 2003 Sept. 7 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio.

Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and board member Dave Matthews headline the concert lineup.

Brooks & Dunn. Additional artists already announced include Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, and Trick Pony.

“Ohio is a strong farming state where much of the farmland is still owned and operated by family farmers, the backbone of Ohio’s economy,” said Farm Aid President and founder Willie Nelson.

Nelson hopes to use Farm Aid 2003 to highlight the challenges and innovations of family farmers in Ohio.

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.

Tickets. Concert tickets are $78 for lower pavilion seating; $65, upper pavilion; and $36, lawn seats. They are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone in Columbus at 614-431-3600, Germain Amphitheater Box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Germain Amphitheater is the former Polaris Amphitheater located just north of Columbus along Interstate 71.

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