25th Anniversary of Farm Aid

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Country Singer Willie Nelson and rock singer Bob Dylan, right, perform on stage before more than 78,000 people attending the Farm Aid benefit concert on September 23, 1985 at the University of Illinois football stadium. AP

Farm Aid 2010, with expected crowds of 30,000 or so, kicks off today.

If you aren’t actually able to make it to the anniversary concert, you can still brush up on the history of the event by checking out TIME’s Brief History of Farm Aid. Put on some Willie Nelson and it’ll be like you’re there! (Note: NewsFeed realizes it won’t actually be like you’re there. We’re not magicians after all)