The announcement came August 2 at a press conference at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

“It’s a great time for Farm Aid to head to the West Coast,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson. “Washington is home to more than 35,000 farm families working to provide us with safe and healthy food.

“We’re proud to honor their contributions and recognize the Northwest region as a leader in building family farm food systems.”

The Farm Aid 2004 lineup features Farm Aid board members Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews. More artists will be announced throughout the summer.

“The artists who donate their performance for this show are absolutely committed to family farmers and to the high quality food they produce,” said Mugar. “When they and their friends take the stage, it makes Farm Aid a memorable concert, and an incredible experience for the audience.”

Tickets for Farm Aid 2004 Presented by Silk Soymilk go on sale Saturday, August 7 at 12 p.m. PDT and are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone in Seattle at 206-628-0888 or 253-627-TIXS, the White River Amphitheatre Box Office, or online at

“The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is pleased to welcome this important event to the White River Amphitheatre” said Muckleshoot Tribal Council Chairman, John Daniels, Jr.

“The Muckleshoot culture is built upon the principle of sustainability, and we are pleased to welcome Farm Aid to the Pacific Northwest and support their efforts to promote sustainable agriculture and family farms.”

Farm Aid will use the Seattle benefit to launch its new guide, “10 Ways to Ensure Healthy Food for You and Your Family.” The guide contains concrete tips to help people choose food produced by family farmers, food that is healthier, often locally grown and environmentally friendly.

Farm Aid and local family farm organizations will host a “10 Ways in 10 Days” series of events at Pike Place Market during the 10 days leading up to the September 18th concert.