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Farm Aid 2019 coming to Alpine Valley

Co-founder Willie Nelson says devastating weather, low prices and current federal farm and trade policies pose enormous challenges to family farmers.
Credit: Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2015 file photo, Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago. Nelson has rescheduled two shows and canceled another due to an unspecified health issue. Nelson and Merle Haggard were scheduled to perform on Thursday, Oct. 15, and Friday, but the South Carolina and Virginia dates were rescheduled and a show in Reading, Pennsylvania on Saturday was canceled. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

EAST TROY, Wis. — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and the Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's dairy country in September.

Tickets for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy go on sale Friday.

Farm Aid says the farming economy this year resembles how things were when Nelson founded Farm Aid in 1985. Nelson says devastating weather, low prices and current federal farm and trade policies pose enormous challenges to family farmers struggling to keep their farms.

Other performers include Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Yola, and Particle Kid.

Farm Aid has raised $57 million since 1985.