Thursday, September 20, 2012

Farm Aid 2012 Lineup Schedule & Concert Update

MattHere in Pennsylvania at Hersheypark Stadium, the last details for Saturday's concert are coming into place. We've had a lot of eager requests for the schedule for the lineup, so I'm happy to post it below! However, please be aware that it's definitely still subject to change. (Update: the schedule was last updated at 8:15pm on 9/21.)

  • 2:25 p.m. Dale Watson
  • 2:40 p.m. ALO
  • 3:05 p.m. Pegi Young and The Survivors
  • 3:35 p.m. Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
  • 4:05 p.m. Jamey Johnson
  • 4:45 p.m. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • 5:25 p.m. Jack Johnson
  • 6:25 p.m. Kenny Chesney
  • 7:20 p.m. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
  • 8:20 p.m. John Mellencamp
  • 9:20 p.m. Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  • 10:20 p.m. Willie Nelson and Family

Before you head out to the stadium, be sure to take a look at the venue policies on our information page.

Doors open at noon and the show will run until 11pm. Please come for the whole day — you won't want to miss any of the generous artists who have donated all the expenses for their travel and performances, and to see the unique on-stage collaborations that happen so often between artists at Farm Aid.

You'll also want to set aside time to explore the HOMEGROWN Village, which is open from noon until 5:30pm, to experience hands-on, interactive exhibits from a variety of food and farming groups to learn more about farmers and where your food comes from. Stop by the HOMEGROWN Skills Tent to learn skills like how to pickle any vegetable in 10 minutes, how to raise chickens in the backyard, and much more.

And finally, if you're not joining us in Hershey this year, remember to tune into our webcast, Farm Aid 2012: A Backstage Pass from 8-11pm Eastern on And if you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #FarmAid2012 to share your experiences!


  1. Anonymous5:08 PM

    I'm really excited for Farm Aid, and I don't mean to be critical, but how is this schedule going to work with set changes and whatnot?
    Some early acts are only separated by 25-30 minutes and it will take at least 15 minutes to break down one band and set up another. I'm concerned the schedule will by way off track by the evening, which might cause headliners to get cut short.

    1. Anonymous7:39 PM

      That always happens.... and is happening now.

    2. Anonymous9:47 PM

      Yeah that's exactly what happened.

  2. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Sets are preset and broken down in stages...the schedule will progress on time...this isn't the first concert in this format and it won't be the last and they run in time.

  3. Anonymous9:41 PM

    As long as grace potter has her full time :)

  4. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Is it rain or shine?
    I see the forecast calls for storms which may be severe. What are the chances it gets cancelled?

  5. Anonymous6:35 AM

    I don't think it's their first rodeo !!

  6. Anonymous7:47 AM

    We really hope to see EVERY performer - have you set up a canvas cover to protect the audience against the impending T-storms, predicted to occur between 1:00-6:00pm? Fingers crossed!

  7. Anonymous9:39 AM

    I've been to several Farm Aids and the schedule runs pretty close.. not usually an issue. Enjoy !

  8. Anonymous11:19 PM

    I think it went amazingly smooth. Very professionally done! Kudos!