Kacey Musgraves to Perform at Farm Aid

30th Anniversary Festival Planned for Chicago

Ten years ago, Kenny Chesney took the Farm Aid stage in Chicago to help Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews do something to help farmers thrive.

Now it’s Kacey Musgraves’ turn to represent modern country music at Farm Aid.

Musgraves will be appearing at the music and food festival in Chicago on Sept. 19 to celebrate to charity show’s 30th anniversary, along with Nelson, Mellencamp, Young, Matthews, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Mavis Staples, Old Crow Medicine Show, Holly Williams, Lukas Nelson and more.

The first Farm Aid concert was held Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the farm crisis and to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.

“Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many of the people — farmers, eaters, advocates and activists — who have made the progress of the good food movement possible. At Farm Aid 30, we’ll celebrate the impact we’ve had and rally our supporters for the work ahead,” Nelson said of the mission of the festival.

Tickets for Farm Aid 30 go on sale Monday (Aug. 3).

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.