Courtesy of AXS TVPerformances by Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson are among the highlights of a special focusing on the 2016 Farm Aid benefit concert, which will premiere Sunday, March 19, at 10 p.m. ET on AXS TV. The show took place on September 17 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and also featured Dave Matthews with his longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
Young was accompanied by Promise of the Real, the roots-rock band led by Nelson’s son Lukas, at Farm Aid 2016. Among the tunes Neil performed was “Human Highway,” and he also sang “Are There Any More Real Cowboys” as a duet with Willie. Mellencamp’s set included a version of his 2014 song “Lawless Times” and a rendition of Robert Johnson‘s blues classic “Stones in My Passway.”
The special also will include segments about other aspects of the Farm Aid concert, such as the Homegrown Village, an area that educates attendees about various agricultural activities. The Farm Aid organization, which the concert benefits, raises money for and awareness about independent family farms across the U.S. During the program, AXS TV will encourage viewers to donate to the organization.
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