The third Hug Your Farmer benefit concert, which pays tribute to the Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary, will take place at Higher Ground on October 11th boasting a lineup filled with Vermont musicians such as Jon Fishman of Phish and Ryan Miller on Guster. All proceeds from the concert will go to The Vermont New Farmer Project, an initiative of UVM Extension which provides information, education and assistance to Vermont’s aspiring farmers.
Besides Fishman and Miller, the other musicians confirmed to take part in the benefit are Bob Wagner, Joshua Panda, Clint Bierman, Peter Day, Ray Paczkowski, Steve Hadeka, The Sweet Remains, Matt Hagen & Mike Clifford (Lendway) and special guests. The first Hug Your Farmer benefit took place in February of 2011 and saw the performers tackle an array of classic rock covers. The second Hug Your Farmer benefit went down earlier this year and paid tribute to the late Levon Helm.
Tickets are available now and 100% of proceeds go to support the VNFP.