The Stars Came Out For Family Farmers at Farm Aid 30: Photos

by Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed

Farm Aid’s effort to assist family farmers and expand the Good Food movement continue year-round, so the organization started by big-hearted music legends isn’t just about the music. But Farm Aid’s annual benefit concert is what made it famous.

And the 30th anniversary concert they staged in our hometown of Chicago on Saturday was one hell of a show.

FamilyFarmed was grateful to be a part of it, and is delighted to present this display of photos we took at the big event. Not to slight any of the great performers, but the display works backwards chronologically because the show was capped by the stars who make up the Farm Aid board: Willie Nelson, Neil Young (whom we had the amazing opportunity to photograph from just off-stage), John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews.

All photographs are by Bob Benenson and are copyrighted by FamilyFarmed, except for photos of Jack Johnson, credit ©Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc.

Willie Nelson and Family

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 30Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 30

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 30

Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

 

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

Neil Young at Farm Aid 30

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp at Farm Aid 30

John Mellencamp at Farm Aid 30

John Mellencamp at Farm Aid 30

John Mellencamp at Farm Aid 30

John Mellencamp at Farm Aid 30

Dave Matthews (and Tim Reynolds)

Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 30

Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 30

Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 30

Dave Matthews at Farm Aid 30

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons at Farm Aid 30

Imagine Dragons at Farm Aid 30

Imagine Dragons at Farm Aid 30

Imagine Dragons at Farm Aid 30

Imagine Dragons at Farm Aid 30

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples at Farm Aid 30

Mavis Staples at Farm Aid 30

Mavis Staples at Farm Aid 30

Mavis Staples at Farm Aid 30

Mavis Staples at Farm Aid 30

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson at Farm Aid 30

Jack Johnson at Farm Aid 30

Kacey Musgraves

Kasey Musgraves at Farm Aid 30

Kasey Musgraves at Farm Aid 30

Kasey Musgraves at Farm Aid 30

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