The Farm Aid Benefit Concert for 2012 will take place on September 22 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., and QueenBeeTickets.com will be offering discount tickets for Farm Aid during the official on sale happening this Friday, July 13 at 10a.m. EST.
This will mark the second time that Farm Aid has visited the Quaker State. The 2002 event was held just outside Pittsburgh in Burgettstown. Fans purchasing 2012 Farm Aid tickets will be able to enjoy a great opportunity to combine seeing so many talented artists perform in one venue on one day and helping raise money for the independent family farms that need it so badly.
The first Farm Aid Benefit Concert took place in 1985 in Champaign, Ill. It drew 80,000 to Memorial Stadium, the home stadium for the University of Illinois football team. More than $9 million was raised for this initial event. Five Farm Aid events were held between 1985 and 1990, and it has been an annual event since 1992. Tickets for Farm Aid are expected to be in great demand this year, forcing concert goers to buy 2012 Farm Aid tickets during the on sale on Friday morning, rather than waiting.
John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young organized the original 1985 event. Dave Matthews joined the board of directors in 2001. Every year, those four singers organize and headline the Farm Aid benefit concert. These performers will be joined in 2012 by ALO, Jack Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Reel and Pegi Young & The Survivors. Tim Reynolds will also perform with Dave Matthews.
Farm Aid raises awareness of the financial difficulties many family farmers face on a regular basis and raises money to assist them with continuing to provide the United States with goods. Family farm food is available at all concerts at the homegrown concessions. Those lucky enough to find discount Farm Aid tickets also receive an opportunity to head to the homegrown village. At this place, visitors engage with farmers and learn more about the farming process and how the farmers are helping our economy and our world.
Hersheypark Stadium has a capacity of 30,000 for concerts. It is located in the same entertainment complex as Hershey’s Chocolate World, the world visitor’s center for the famous chocolate manufacturer. Hershey International Airport receives flights from cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington. Hershey is conveniently located less than 100 miles west of Philadelphia.
In addition to offering discount Farm Aid tickets for 2012, QueenBeeTickets.com is also offering discounts on iHeartRadio Music Festival tickets, which go on sale this Saturday, and all Global Warming tickets featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. Global Warming Tour tickets are available now!
SOURCE: Queen Bee Tickets, LLC
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