Matthews, who’s also one of the charity’s board members, will be performing at the benefit, slated to take place Sept. 22 in Hershey, Pa. He’ll be joined this year by John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Jack Johnson, ALO, Pegi Young and the Survivors, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real.
Proceeds from the event – America’s longest-running benefit concert series, according to the Farm Aid site – will go toward helping keep small farmers in business.
“I do feel like our awareness is changing in this country, but it’s not fast, and it’s not fast enough,” Matthews said last week while in Hershey, the AP reports. “There needs to be an effort, I think, to increase the number of people that are informed and the number of people who have access to better food.”
Tickets to the concert, which range from $37.75 to $101.75, go on sale tomorrow.
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