Summer is winding down and school is starting back up soon, but that doesn’t mean an end to August summer fun in North Carolina!
We love to have a good time around these parts so whether you are a local or just passing through, North Carolina has some excellent August events for everyone.
So, if you are looking for a chance to perfect your watermelon crawl or even live like a pirate for a day there’s no shortage of summer fun to be had.
Farm Aid Concert Festival Set to Be In Raleigh for 2022
One of the biggest and best moving concert festivals in the country, Farm Aid, is coming back to North Carolina, with a September 24 date at Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh.
And the lineup for this year’s festival is beyond stacked. The festival will showcase how farmers are leading the way to mitigate climate change by sharing their stories on the Farm Aid stage and throughout the event. We’ll have songs from each of the artists below, but the list for now is:
Farm Aid 2022 celebrating with
- Willie Nelson & Family
- John Mellencamp
- Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
- Margo Price
- Chris Stapleton
- Sheryl Crow
- Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
- Allison Russell
- Charley Crockett
- Brittney Spencer
- Particle Kid
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m. ET. Ticket prices range from $75 to $315 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 27, at www.farmaid.org/tickets.
Farm Aid began in 1985 after several artists recognized a need to celebrate America’s farmers, and the source of all our food. That first show in Champaign, Illinois included musical legends like Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and so many more.
The annual event came to Raleigh for Farm Aid 2014, and was held in Hartford, Connecticut in 2021.
“I’ve always said that family farmers strengthen us all,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Farmers in North Carolina, across the Southeast, and all over the country are growing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We’re bringing Farm Aid here to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers to help.”
The concert festival is more than just music, as there are also displays and showcases about farming in North Carolina and more.
“Everywhere we go, we hear from festivalgoers that there’s nothing quite like the Farm Aid experience,” said Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar. “Farmers and eaters are inspired and empowered at the intersection of music and family farm food to support the source of our food — family farmers — and to join farmers in fighting for our soil and water. We will celebrate the family farmers of the Southeast and amplify their voices on the Farm Aid stage in September.”