Circle Network to Stream Farm Aid Festival

Tune-In for Headline Performances from Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Margo Price, and More


WHO:              Circle, the award-winning country music and lifestyle network and official TV home of the Grand Ole Opry, is partnering with Farm Aid, a non-profit organization that’s been around since 1985 with a mission to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and helping raise funds to keep farm families on the land.


WHAT:          Circle Network is partnering with Farm Aid to exclusively broadcast Farm Aid 2021, the organization’s annual music and food festival, which is an all-day event in Hartford, Connecticut, will celebrate music, family farmers and feature a unique lineup of artists and genres, along with family farm-identified, local, and organic foods as part of their Homegrown Concessions.

The festival is held annually, reuniting family farmers and musician activists, with performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson & FamilyJohn MellencampDave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Margo Price, as well as Tyler ChildersNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsBettye LaVetteJamey JohnsonLukas Nelson & Promise of the RealAllison RussellParticle Kid, and Ian Mellencamp.

Circle Network will begin live-streaming Farm Aid 2021 at 2 p.m. E.T. across their Circle All Access Facebook page, with the live on-air broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Due to the special broadcast, Circle has moved up the airtime for Opry Live to 7 p.m. ET. Please find the network’s evening programming schedule below:

4:00pm ET           Road Stories “Brantley Gilbert”

4:30pm ET           Diner Drive with Kyle Petty “Davis Love III”

5:00pm ET           Big Kenny’s Crank It Up Garage “Overkill/Eye Spy Bike”

5:30pm ET           Gibson Presents: The Scene (Premiere Episode) “The Scene Nashville: Gibson USA Factory and Gibson Garage”

6:00pm ET           Blue Collar Auction “Lorenzo Lamas, ‘Easy Rider’ memorabilia & more”

7:00pm ET           Opry Live Broadcast “Luke Combs, Niko Moon, and George Thorogood”

8:00pm ET           Farm Aid Festival Live Broadcast


WHEN:                 Farm Aid 2021 - Saturday, September 25 live on Circle’s All Access Facebook Page beginning @ 2 pm ET and on Circle Network beginning at 8pm ET, both ending at 1am ET


WHERE:               For more information on how to watch Circle, visit: circleallaccess.com/watch-circle/

FOLLOW:             Follow @FarmAid across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and join the conversation with #FarmAid2021.

ABOUT CIRCLE: Circle is the award-winning music and lifestyle network dedicated to celebrating everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. The network recently announced ad-support streaming distribution partnerships with Redbox, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, XUMO, VIZIO Free Channels, and STIRR, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smartphones and tablets. Named Digiday’s 2021 Best Streaming TV Platform and Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer for 2020, Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television. For more information on how to watch both shows, visit Circle Network.


ABOUT FARM AID: Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Margo Price host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 35 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $60 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.