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Annual Farm Aid benefit concert returning to Pennsylvania

In this Sept. 22, 2012, photo, Willie Nelson performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. Organizers have announced that the annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming back to Pennsylvania. This year's festival is set for Sept. 16, 2017, at KeyBank Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Burgettstown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Organizers have announced that the annual Farm Aid benefit concert is returning to Pennsylvania.

This year’s festival is set for Sept. 16 at KeyBank Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Burgettstown, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Pittsburgh.

It marks the third time it’s being held in the state since it began in 1985. It was held in Hershey in 2012 and in Burgettstown in 2002.

Performers this year include Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds. Other acts include Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Insects vs Robots.

Tickets go on sale June 23, although some presale tickets are available starting Wednesday.

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