Barenaked Ladies, Shannon Curfman Added To Farm Aid

The Barenaked Ladies, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Shannon Curfman are among the artists that have been added to the lineup for the 15th anniversary Farm Aid concert, slated for September 17 at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia.

As expected, event founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young will once again play Farm Aid, with Young set to perform both a solo set and another as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Rounding out the confirmed lineup of performers for Farm Aid 2000 will be Travis Tritt, Arlo Guthrie, and Jimmy Sturr, and organizers are hoping to add a few more acts within the next few weeks.

Since being formed in 1985 by Nelson, Young, and Mellencamp, the annual concerts have raised some $15 million that has been distributed to more than 100 farm organizations and service agencies in 44 states.

To celebrate its crystal anniversary, Farm Aid organizers are currently assembling a double album compilation

of performances from past concerts, which in the years past has featured such artists as the Dave Matthews Band and Beck, among others.

The "Farm Aid" record will arrive in stores on September 12, and proceeds from the album's sales will be earmarked for the Farm Aid programs.

CMT will broadcast the Farm Aid 2000 concert live from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) on September 17.