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Farm Aid Exclusively on Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by spartanstew, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    SOMERVILLE, Mass., Aug 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Farm Aid today announced that its Sept. 20 New England music festival will be broadcast live on DIRECTV's The 101 Network, which reaches more than 17 million viewers. This broadcast will mark the first time that Farm Aid's annual benefit concert airs live in HD.

    The rest of the story HERE
  2. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    Thank you for the heads up! Looks like a great line-up!!

  3. kw2957

    kw2957 Godfather

    Apr 4, 2008
    Sounds great! :D
  4. WillieWildcat

    WillieWildcat Mentor

    Nov 4, 2007
    Farm Aid from New England?

    I'll watch, but New England isn't exactly the "farm belt".
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    1. The headquarters of Farm Aid is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.
    2. There's a lot of farming in New England, including the most photographed farm in North America.
  6. Redlinetire

    Redlinetire Icon

    Jul 24, 2007
    And with record commodity prices, it's not like the industry is hurting (I should know!).

    Not sure why they feel this is still necessary...
  7. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    free weed for willie ?
  8. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

    Jun 17, 2010
    NEW YORK, Sep 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the third consecutive year, DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, will be the exclusive television broadcaster of Farm Aid's annual benefit concert to be presented live and in HD on October 2 at 6 p.m. EST on The 101 Network.

    Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America, celebrates twenty-five years of inspiring music, supporting farmers and strengthening America. In addition to broadcasting the event, DIRECTV has pledged to match all customer donations up to $50,000 made during the months of September and October to support Farm Aid's mission to keep family farmers on the land, growing healthy food for all.

    Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will headline the event, to be hosted by award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. Recently announced acts including Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, The BoDeans, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the Real, The Blackwood Quartet and Randy Rogers Band will join the lineup.

  9. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    I thought I read that Farm Aid this year was going to be in Wisconsin?
  10. ladannen

    ladannen Legend

    Oct 26, 2007
    Yes it is: At Miller Park on October 2.
  11. noahproblem

    noahproblem Legend

    Aug 19, 2009
    Funny how DTV's covering an event at a venue called The Comcast Center...
  12. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    They already did. That was 2008. The sky didn't fall.

    This year the event is at Miller Park.
  13. noahproblem

    noahproblem Legend

    Aug 19, 2009
    Oops, I just noticed the linked article was 2 years old. :bang

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