Sep 21, 2013

Farm Aid Music and Food Festival - SOLD OUT

Sep 21, 201312:30PM
Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews to headline Farm Aid 2013

Coming to Farm Aid at SPAC?

2013 Farm Aid is SOLD OUT!
Premiere Parking is SOLD OUT!
There is NO re-entry for this event.

Day Of - What you need to know!

Parking Lots Open at 10:30 am
Gates to SPAC Open at 12:00 pm
Performances Start at 12:30 pm

Farm Aid Map

Click here to view or print the site map showing the location of the stage, HOMEGROWN Village, HOMEGROWN Concessions, merchandise sales, restrooms and more. Or just download the Farm Aid 2013 app for your iPhone or Android to have the map, lineup schedule, and all the other information you'll need for the show in the palm of your hand.


All times are subject to change


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

Grounds Rules


Guests are welcome to bring the following items:

  • Soft Coolers
  • Food (in a clear, 1 gallon plastic bag)
  • Factory sealed water bottles up to 1 gallon
  • Blankets
  • Strollers
  • Binoculars
  • Backpacks
  • Purses
  • Small lawn chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Ponchos/Rain Jackets

For your safety and enjoyment, please leave the following items at home:

  • Hard Coolers
  • Animals/pets
  • Laser pens
  • Cooking equipment
  • Bikes
  • Rollerblades
  • Skateboards
  • Illegal substances
  • Glass of any kind
  • Weapons
  • Knives
  • Fireworks


  • When picking children up, we suggest arriving at least 1/2 hour before the concert ends or you may not be able to get into the parking lot.
  • We do not make public announcements during any performance. If you need to locate someone make sure you know your party's seat location.
  • If someone has a medical condition that requires syringes or special medical attention, they should alert the SPAC staff on arrival who will notify SPAC Medical to discuss your needs.
  • Beer is normally sold at all events. Picture ID required for all ages.
  • Children under 2 years admitted free to all events. If adults have inside seats they may sit in the adult patrons lap but may not utilize an additional seat unless purchased for them.
  • Due to crowd size, handicap carts are not available during Pop/Rock Concerts.
  • Camping on NYS Park Grounds is prohibited. Go to for information about local campgrounds.

About the Concert

Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews headline a Farm Aid concert to bring together a wide variety of musicians, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on their land. Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert series in America, raising more than $43 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to learn about the Good Food movement.

Farm Aid 2013

Farm Aid 2013 will take place at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21.

The Lineup

Farm Aid 2013 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 21 will feature the following artists:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Neil Young
  • John Mellencamp
  • Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds
  • Jack Johnson
  • Amos Lee
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • Sasha Dobson
  • Carlene Carter
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • Bahamas
  • Pegi Young & The Survivors
  • Jesse Lenat
  • Insects vs Robots
  • The Blackwood Quartet

On the HOMEGROWN Stage, find more music and interviews with farmers and artists.
Kicking off at noon, two bands will entertain the HOMEGROWN Village with their music!

  • Will Dailey
  • The Parlor

Watch & Listen Live

If you can't join us in Saratoga Springs, celebrate with us at home! Watch our webcast, Farm Aid 2013 Live Presented by Amy's Kitchen here on starting at 5pm EDT on September 21.

And you can start listening live on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse (56), beginning at 2pm EDT.


The HOMEGROWN Village, with dozens of exhibitors inviting concertgoers to engage in all kinds of hands-on food and farm activities, art projects, games, contests, quizzes and much more will run from noon until 6pm. Read about the exhibits and schedule here.

Other Farm Aid 2013 Events

Click here to learn about other events around the concert where you can have fun, learn about family farm agriculture and show your support for Farm Aid and our mission of keeping family farmers on the land!

The Farm Aid 2013 App

For the first time, we're thrilled to put the entire Farm Aid experience in the palm of your hand with our app for iPhone and Android. You'll be able to view the entire schedule, and add artists, workshops, and artist briefings to make your own personal schedule for the day. Find out where you're going with the festival map, check out the HOMEGROWN food & drink offerings, and easily share your journey on the #Road2FarmAid.

Download now in the App Store at or in the Google Play Store at

HOMEGROWN Concessions

Click here to read about the good food that will be served at Farm Aid 2013.

Farm Aid 2013 Eat Well Guide

Farm Aid has partnered with Eat Well Guide to create a special edition Farm Aid 2013 Eat Well Guide to direct concertgoers to farm-fresh food in and around Saratoga Springs, New York. The special guide is a free resource and includes listings of restaurants, grocery stores, farmers markets and other venues where you can find locally grown and sustainable food options while you're in the area.

In addition, those road-tripping to the concert can use the innovative Eat Well En Route mapping tool for good food options along the Road to Farm Aid. Share your good food finds using the #Road2FarmAid hashtag. Concertgoers can print the guide or download it to a mobile device on the Farm Aid 2013 Eat Well Guide site.

HOMEGROWN Skills Tent Schedule

12:30p: Mushrooms 101: Grow your own
Thinking of starting your own shiitake crop? Bobby Chandler of Mariaville Mushroom Men shows you how.

1:30: Makin' Bacon 101: Cure it Yourself
Curing your own bacon is easier than you think! Erika Tebbens of From Scratch Club demonstrates, using pork bellies from New York's West Wind Acres.

2:30: Pancakes 101
What's the story behind your breakfast? Amy Halloran of From Scratch Club and Thor Oechsner of Oechsner Farms and Farmer Ground Flour connect the dots between grain grown and milled in New York State and your plate.

3:30: Cheesemaking 101: Happy Animals Mean Happy Cheese
Good food starts with healthy goats and sheep! Learn the basics of home cheesemaking and goat care with the dairy farmers of New York's own Nettle Meadow.

4:30: Fiber 101: Making Friendship Bracelets from Llama Wool
Where does wool come from? Find out, see a spinning demo, and make your own friendship bracelet from llama wool under the tutelage of Saratoga Llamas' Linda Woods.