You’d be forgiven for not recognizing Micah Nelson’s name right off the bat. It’s true, his father is that other famous Nelson — you know, the one with the braids — but that doesn’t diminish his capabilities as a performer, artist and activist in his own right.
There are some family traits he can’t escape: He’s inherited his father’s love of the environment, of family farming, and of course, of music. On May 6, Micah will be combining all of those interests to help benefit the National Hemp Association at the Willie Nelson and Family concert at the Fillmore, San Francisco. If you’re looking to attend, the NHA has a donation drive in full swing that just might get you backstage at the concert…and more.
Part of his four-night run with the Nelson Family Band, the May 6th show only will help benefit the National Hemp Association. The NHA is an organization dedicated to promoting hemp as an agricultural and industrial product and to end the prohibition of hemp cultivation under current US law. Micah’s is both an advocate for hemp and a board member for the NHA.
The NHA is currently holding a donation drive to raise money and awareness for their cause. With every donation there is a chance to win a pair of airline tickets to San Francisco for the May 6 show and luxury hotel accommodations, but if you’re one of our regular readers, you probably won’t need those. What you might need, however, are backstage passes to the gig and a guitar signed by Willie Nelson himself! All of which comes with the grand prize. Make a donation for your chance to win here. Proceeds from the donations will go towards legislative efforts to bring hemp back as a viable crop in American farming.
Micah’s band Insects vs. Robots opens the show.