Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch), and more will take part in the Hug Your Farmer virtual benefit on Thursday night (6/25) to raise money for local food systems as much of the country’s agricultural industry has also been turned upsidedown over the past few months due to COVID-19.
The one-night event, which is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET and free of charge to watch, will also feature at-home performances from Broadway singer Kelli O’Hara, Martin Sexton, Kat Wright, Posh Panda, Bob Wagner, The Sweet Remains with the Hug Your Farmer All-Star Band, and Ashley Betton. Fans are encouraged to donate what they can to benefit Shift Meals, a non-profit which connects local farmers to restaurants and helps to provide food to communities in need.
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Dave Matthews has been a longtime supporter of America’s commercial agriculture, as the guitarist helps raise large amounts of money with the annual Farm Aid benefit alongside longtime business partners Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. This year’s virtual edition of Farm Aid raised over $500,000 for farmers around the country.
Click here to tune into Thursday’s Hug Your Farmer livestream beginning at 9 p.m. Click here to learn more about Shift Meals.
Dave Matthews will perform on Thursday, June 25th at 9PM ET at a @hugyourfarmer music benefit livestream to support local food systems and provide nourishing meals for those in need: https://t.co/sEPXdgiLhK. 100% of donations received will go directly to Shift Meals. pic.twitter.com/GEVOlmmAKu
— dave matthews band (@davematthewsbnd) June 24, 2020