News By Stu Kelly / June 25, 2018 The Farm Aid festival will come to Connecticut this year on Saturday, September 22, at the Xfinity Theater, for the first time in the event’s history. Every year Farm Aid features performances from the charity’s board members; Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp. 2018 will also feature familiar faces from event’s past including Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Chris Stapleton will also join the bill along with Kacey Musgraves and Particle Kid. Additional artists are expected to be announced soon. Farm Aid was founded in 1985 by Nelson, Young and Mellencamp as a benefit concert to raise money for American farmers and keep them on their land. “Family farmers are the backbone of our country,” Farm Aid president and founder Willie Nelson said in a statement. “But today, they are endangered. Whether we live in cities like Hartford or the rural areas of New England, each of us has the power to create positive, lasting change in our farm and food system and strengthen farm families to help them stay on the land for generations to come.” The Farm Aid 2018 pre-sale starts Tuesday, June 26th, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets ($54.50-$279.50) go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. through livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.