It’s time for the annual Farm Aid concert, which means it is also time for the annual Farm Aid eBay auction. In our post from last year entitled Saving endangered America, we talked about how the concert came about, an effort by various musicians to put on a concert specifically to benefit America’s family farmers. Since 1985, Farm Aid has grown and taken on a life of its own, and the an annual concert featuring country, blues and rock music has been an incredible success.
We are proud to provide a platform to Farm Aid to sell some unique items and interesting experiences at the Farm Aid concert this year. If you’d like to see a list of all the items up for auction, take a look here. These are two of our favorites auction items, which have garnered the most attention and the highest bids.
Have you ever wondered how “those people” got their front row tickets to the concert? Look no further than today’s remarkable listing, the opportunity to score 2 Front Row Seats to Farm Aid 2013 +VIP Package:
First things first, though. You will need to be free to go to the show, which happens September 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. And you’ll need to know who you are going to see. Aside from the usual lineup featuring perenial favorites Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, this year also features Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Sasha Dobson, and The Blackwood Quartet.
If you are up for it, the listing gives details about what you’ll win:
“The best seats in the house can be yours for this historic concert event. With a lineup of some of the biggest names in music, this is truly a unique opportunity to enjoy an amazing show and help a great cause at the same time. 2 tickets in the front row to the Farm Aid 2013 concert. To make this even more special, the lucky winner and guest will also get VIP tent access for two, with free food and cash bar. Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show, along with credentials for the VIP tent.”
Sounds like it could be a blast, and bidding put the price of this package at only $1,205.
Another great item is Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Custom Artist Martin Guitar: 00-DB Jeff Tweedy w/ Hard Case:
The listing notes that “the 00-DB Jeff Tweedy is Martin’s first Custom Artist model that is fully FSC(r) Certified. An all Mahogany 00 deep body design with a subtle amber burst top.” Aside from that, it comes with a hard case and a personalized autograph from Jeff.
The guitar is currently valued at $$1,751, but there is still time to bid. Last time Jeff sold a guitar on eBay for the Farm Aid benefit it reached $3,151! It will be interesting to see where this one ends up.
Don’t waste any time – the auction ends soon!