Hoedown Benefit Concert 2014

John Varvatos
Lukas Nelson and
Promise of the Real Band


Together with Liana Gabel, Ruby Stinson and Special Guest Tommy Stinson


For the first time in Friends of the Farmer Festival ‘s history we held a “Hoedown” benefit concert as a stand-alone event! The concert element of the festival had outgrown its britches so we pulled up our farmer overalls and moved it to the city of Hudson connecting rural and urban marketplaces, shifting the target audience and widening our reach to inspire consumers to FarmOn! with our food education + farm preservation message.

John Varvatos

Hoedown Benefit Concert 2014

2014 introduced our biggest, loudest and proudest Hoedown concert ever in an exciting new location – Helsinki Hudson NY.

Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY and was a sold out show that made “diamonds on the soles of her shoes” Nelson Sang As he & the Promise of the Real Kicked off a series of summer events that benefit the FarmOn! Foundation while local talent Liana Gabel tap danced on stage, Tommy Stinson dedicated his songs to farmers and his daughter Ruby Stinson gave a performance that makes any dad proud to raise his replacement in a sold out show at Helsinki Hudson emceed by John Varvatos in partnership with TasteNY.

It was a real celebration of the family farm and resilient agriculture in the Hudson Valley The FarmOn! Hoedown was a huge success and will take place again – we hope! Stay tuned.

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