The 34th annual Farm Aid philanthropic music event took place at East Troy, WI’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre on Saturday. Fans and artists braved some weekend rain to delay the start of the all-day concert, but the event still managed to carry on while raising money for American agriculture thanks to live-streamed performances from Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp, along with Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Bonnie Raitt, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, Particle Kid, and more.
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Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds performed a mix of Dave Matthews Band originals including “Grace Is Gone”, “So Damn Lucky”, “Come Tomorrow”, and “Ants Marching”. Afterward, Neil Young and his band Promise of the Real rocked their way through seven mostly fan-favorite tunes including “Harvest Moon”, “Heart Of Gold”, and “Rockin’ In The Free World”.
Willie Nelson & Family closed the event with nine songs that included guest sit-ins from Young on “I Saw the Light” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”. Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lukas Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Margo Price (and her newborn baby) also came to the stage to help send fans home with a group performance of “I’ll Fly Away”.
Watch videos from Saturday’s event below.
Neil Young & Promise of the Real – Farm Aid 2019 [Full-Show Video]
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Willie Nelson & Family – Farm Aid 2019 [Full-Show Video]
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Farm Aid 2019 [Full-Show Video]
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Bonnie Raitt – “Devil” – Farm Aid 2019
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John Mellencamp – “Jack and Dianne” – Farm Aid 2019
Setlist: Willie Nelson & Family | Farm Aid | East Troy, WI | 9/21/2019
Set: Whiskey River, Still Is Still Moving to Me, Texas Flood, Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, It’s All Going to Pot, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, I Saw the Light*, Will the Circle Be Unbroken*, I’ll Fly Away*^
* w/Neil Young
^ w/Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson, and Margo Price
Setlist: Neil Young & Promise of the Real | Farm Aid | East Troy, WI | 9/21/2019
Set: Workin’ Man, Homegrown, Harvest Moon, Heart Of Gold, Throw Your Hatred Down, Rockin’ In The Free World, Roll Another Number (For The Road)
Setlist: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds | Farm Aid | East Troy, WI | 9/21/2019
Set: Save Me, Grace Is Gone, Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back), So Damn Lucky, Lie In Our Graves, Come Tomorrow, Ants Marching