Tavis Smiley to emcee Farm Aid 25th anniversary performances

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Pubcaster Tavis Smiley will be hosting Farm Aid’s 25th anniversary concert, “Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America.” Singer John Mellencamp, a co-founder and board member of Farm Aid, met Smiley at Indiana University and the two have stayed in touch since, according to a press release on Smiley’s website. The all-day benefit concert takes place Oct. 2 at Miller Park in Milwaukee and includes performances by Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Tweedy, Band of Horses, the BoDeans, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, and more artists to be announced.

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