Chesney joins All-Star lineup at New England Music Festival

posted July 28th, 2008 at 11:16 am

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by Josh Martn

Farm Aid announced today that Kenny Chesney will join an all-star lineup at this years New England Music Festival in September:

Farm Aid announced today that country star Kenny Chesney will join board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews for its first-ever New England music festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., on Sept. 20.

“American family farmers are what this country is built on … and they have fed us and kept us strong and healthy for how many generations?” said Chesney. “Growing up in a small town outside Knoxville, it was a big part of who we were … and it’s something we as a country shouldn’t lose. If I can help be part of that – whether it’s raising money, or awareness, or just letting those family farmers know someone knows and cares … well, that’s why I’m coming to New England.”

The day-long festival will celebrate music and good food, featuring hands-on activities that will showcase the direct connection between who is growing our food and what we eat every day.

The concert event will feature family-farm identified, local and organic foods at concessions, setting an example of the many ways that family farm food can be integrated into the general marketplace.

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