Most of the Farm Aid staff has arrived here in Saratoga Springs, New York and we're watching the pieces start to come together for Saturday's concert. Those of you who've downloaded our Farm Aid 2013 app for iPhone and Android have already seen the schedule for the lineup, but here are the details for everyone who hasn't had a chance to install it yet. (And if you haven't got it on your smartphone yet, you're missing out on creating your own schedule of performances and exhibits, a map of all the details at the venue, and late-breaking news and contests for concertgoers.)
Please be aware that the schedule is still subject to change. Last updated 9/20/2013.
- 12:30pm - Blackwood Quartet
- 12:40pm - Jesse Lenat
- 12:55pm - Sasha Dobson
- 1:10pm - Insects vs. Robots
- 1:35pm - Pegi Young & The Survivors
- 1:55pm - Bahamas
- 2:20pm - Carlene Carter
- 2:50pm - Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
- 3:20pm - Toad the Wet Sprocket
- 3:50pm - Amos Lee
- 4:30pm - Kacey Musgraves
- 5:10pm - Jamey Johnson
- 5:55pm - Jack Johnson
- 6:55pm - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
- 7:50pm - John Mellencamp
- 8:50pm - Neil Young
- 9:50pm - Willie Nelson
Before you head out to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, be sure to take a look at the venue policies on our information page. And remember to help our food drive with Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York by bringing non-perishable food and non-food items that are in boxes, cans or plastic bottles (no glass). Suggested donation items include canned tuna and protein, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, hearty cold weather meals like stew and soup and peanut butter. (More details on the food drive and everything else you could want to know is on our About the Concert page.)
Doors open at noon and the show will run until 11pm. You'll want to 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 6pm, to experience hands-on, interactive exhibits from a wide 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 making your own cheese or bacon and much more.
And finally, if you're not joining us in Saratoga Springs this year, remember to tune into our webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy's Kitchen from 5-11pm Eastern on FarmAid.org. And if you're on Twitter, use the hashtags #FarmAid2013 and #Road2FarmAid to share your experiences!