As we gather with friends and family this holiday weekend, let’s give thanks for good food and the folks that grow it, along with the amazing musicians that rallied to support family farmers at the 32nd annual Farm Aid concert that will air on Willie Nelson’s exclusive SiriusXM channel, Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59).
Hosted by Willie’s daughter Paula Nelson, SiriusXM’s annual Farm Aid Thanksgiving Weekend Feast will feature eight-hours of highlights from the Farm Aid 2017 concert, held this past September in Burgettstown, PA, 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh.
Along with long-running headliners Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, who performed acoustically with Tim Reynolds, the bountiful cornucopia for the ears will also feature sets from Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Valerie June.
Of course, with so many amazing artists all converging for a common cause, Farm Aid 2017 offered magical one-time-only collaborations such as Willie & Lukas Nelson joining Sheryl Crow for a tribute to the late Gregg Allman on Midnight Rider, Jack Johnson performing Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released with the Avett Brothers and Jamey Johnson, and of course “Uncle” Neil Young backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Willie’s sons Lukas and Micah.
The nation’s longest-running concert-for-a-cause, Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million dollars over the past three decades to help grow the promise of farmers and the food they produce to build strong communities. For more information on the concert and how to support Farm Aid, visit farmaid.org.
Farm Aid Thanksgiving Feast will air Thursday 11/23 from noon- 8 pm ET and Sunday 11/26 10 am-6 pm on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 39.
Willie Nelson & Family – On The Road Again
Sheryl Crow with Willie & Lukas & Jack Johnson – Midnight Rider
Jamey Johnson – East Bound & Down
Blackberry Smoke – Let It Burn
Margo Price – Weakness