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Farm Aid 2021 to air on Circle Network, SiriusXM, and FarmAid.org

September 9, 2021

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and Margo Price are set to headline Farm Aid 2021, scheduled  to be held at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, on September 25.

In a press release posted on September 8, the organizers said that the music and food festival will be broadcast live on Circle Network, SiriusXM, and FarmAid.org. The program will include music from the day and videos that tell the stories of New England farmers.

“Connecticut has embraced Farm Aid again, and we are thrilled to return to live music, especially after such a difficult year. We’re grateful for the opportunity to gather with people across the Northeast who value the power of music, appreciate delicious family farm food and—most of all—support family farmers,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “We are excited to partner with Circle this year to bring the Farm Aid festival to television for those not able to join us in person.”

Other performers who will make appearances include Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Bettye LaVette, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Ian Mellencamp, and Wisdom Indian Dancers.

Circle Network will begin livestreaming Farm Aid 2021 at 2 p.m. (ET) across Circle All Access platforms, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, with the live, on-air broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. (ET). To find Circle in your area, visit www.circleallaccess.com/watch-circle. The Farm Aid 2021 webcast at www.farmaid.org will begin at 2 p.m. (ET).

As of August 17, all attendees of Farm Aid 2021 will be required to show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entering Xfinity Theatre upon their arrival at the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring either their original vaccination card, a paper copy of the vaccination card, or a printed copy of the negative test results to streamline the verification process at the gate. For those areas of the venue that are indoors, please note that the City of Hartford currently mandates that masks must be worn indoors. Farm Aid is encouraging mask wearing in outdoor areas as well.

Research contact: @FarmAid

Al Franken is back with a show on SiriusXM’s Progress Channel starting September 28

September 26, 2019

Al Franken—who has kept a low profile since he resigned from his seat in the U.S. Senate in 2018 at the height of the “Me Too” movement—is making a return to public life as a radio host and commentator, SiriusXM announced on September 25.

The comedian, writer, and former U.S. Senator (D-Minnesota)  will launch his own weekly radio show on SiriusXM’s Progress channel 127. The one-hour program will air every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (ET), with replays throughout the day, and also will be available On Demand.

Franken will sit down with notable names from the worlds of politics, entertainment, media, and more, including expected early guests Chris Rock, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Patton Oswalt

The former senator will also join the SiriusXM Progress team for special coverage throughout the 2020 elections, including presidential debates, primaries, and Election Night. Franken also will make regular appearances on various shows throughout the Progress lineup.

“I’m excited to be back on SiriusXM, which carried my Air America show back in the day,” said Franken. “Listeners can expect a mix of guests from my comedian friends like Chris Rock, to my political pals like former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to policy experts on the issues in play in 2020. When I’m interviewing Harry or former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, I‘ll be the funny one. When I interview Rock or Patton Oswalt, I‘ll be the one who served eight-and-a-half years in the Senate.”

Al Franken is an important and influential progressive voice, whom many have missed. SiriusXM is the perfect platform for him to re-enter the public conversation,” said Megan Liberman, SiriusXM’s SVP of News, Talk, and Entertainment Programming.

Current SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can hear the program on a wide variety of connected devices—including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers, and more.

Research contact: @SIRUSXM