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Farm Aid to mark its 30th anniversary in Chicago

Farm Aid to mark its 30th anniversary in Chicago

Farm Aid, spearheaded by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews, will mark its 30th anniversary Sept. 19 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island. It's also the fifth time the benefit concert for family farms will be held in Illinois, including the inaugural show in 1985 in Champaign and the 20th anniversary concert in 2005 in south suburban Tinley Park. Also scheduled to perform are Mavis Staples, Imagine Dragons, Kacey Musgraves, Jack Johnson, Holly Williams, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Blackwood Quartet. Tickets ($49.50 to $189.50) go on sale Monday at livenation.com.  

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