Saturday, September 17, 2016

Otherwise Engaged: Farm Aid 2016

It is an unfortunate reality for the serious concertgoer that on occasion, there will be more than one show on any given night that you really, really, REALLY wanna go to. Since the vast majority of us don't own a time machine, nor have the ability to either clone ourselves or split ourselves in half (or thirds or quarters depending on the night in question), this tends to present a problem. Difficult decisions are made based on a variety of variables (perhaps some of you even make lists of pros and cons), and ultimately, a show is chosen. But those other shows are still gonna be killer, and I'd like to give a little face time to the shows that, while I can't go myself, are still highly recommended.

Most of the time, I think we all go to shows that offer us a good time. Occasionally, there are shows that offer us a good time AND a chance to do something good unto others. Such as, for example, Farm Aid. The 2016 version of the big Farm Aid concert is down the road apiece at Jiffy Lube Live (someone please change that name ASAP), and judging by the lineup it looks like it's going to be a heck of a day. In addition to Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, you've got the Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. And that's not even everyone. I hope many of you will be making the drive down to Bristow to support the music and to support Farm Aid.    




[posted 9.17.16]

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