Neil Young, Willie Nelson Teaming Up For Benefit Concert
(Lincoln, NE) — After Neil Young and Willie Nelson play this year’s Farm Aid concert, they’ll go to an actual farm to perform for another cause. The stars are teaming up for “Harvest the Hope,” a fundraiser for those against TransCanada’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska, one of the organizations benefiting from the event, tells the “Omaha World-Herald” the remote location was chosen because it’s on the proposed pipeline route. The farm hosting the show is near Neligh, Nebraska, a town of 16-hundred people that’s about 140 miles northwest of Omaha. Kleeb adds that the four-hour concert will “definitely be telling the stories of the farmers, ranchers and tribal people who oppose the pipeline.” Lukas Nelson and Native American hip-hop artist Frank Waln will also perform at September 27th show. Tickets go on sale Wednesday.
Other organizations benefiting from “Harvest of Hope” include the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance. The event will mark the first time Young and Nelson have performed together in Nebraska since the third Farm Aid, which was staged in Lincoln in 1987.