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Benefit Concert


August 10, 2024


Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Rd, Decorah, IA 52101

Benefit Concert crowd gathered on a lawn in front of a stage and red barn.

Save the Date – Saturday, August 10, 2024!

Enjoy a magical benefit concert under the stars and among the gardens. Ticket sales support SSE’s non-profit mission to protect and promote America’s garden and food heritage.

Tickets available here

Tickets are available for pre-order until August 9 for $40. Tickets may be purchased at the gate the day of the event for $45. (Prices exclude tax and processing fees.)

Schedule of Events

4:00 PM CDT–Gates open
5:00 PM CDT–Come early for wine or beer and a garden tour with Diane Ott Whealy
6:00 PM CDT–Concert begins

2024 Performing Artists

Woman playing the guitar

Elisabeth Maurus—known by her stage name, Lissie—is an American folk rock singer-songwriter, a poignant performer, and Paste magazine’s #1 best new solo artist of 2010. Lissie has released five studio albums, two live albums, a piano compilation album, and six EPs.

Man on a stage plays the banjo.

William Elliott Whitmore is a singer-songwriter/banjoist/guitarist/drum-stompin’ solo act from Lee County, Iowa. He has released six full-length albums that seamlessly meld country, blues, folk, and punk styles.

Man to the left playing a guitar. Man on the right plays a harmonica

David Huckfelt is a singer/lyricist/activist and founding front-man of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorites The Pines. His new record “Room Enough, Time Enough” is a new work of folk songs, activism, and desert Native Americana, a record about restoring balance, space and attention, peace and equality, redeeming the marginalized, and remembering the forgotten.

Joe and Vicki Price are both members of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Displaying a joyous, disarming demeanor, Joe has the ability to play the doors off most anyone else in the room. Bold and brassy, Vicki’s voice has elicited comparisons to Loretta Lynn and June Carter. This duo is more than the sum of their impressive parts, and when these two musicians take the stage together, magic inevitably happens. 

Woman plays a keyboard

Annie Humphrey is an Anishinaabe singer/songwriter from the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. She has four children, two grandsons, and a handsome, Indian, horseman husband. They inspire her spirit and her art.

Thank you to our 2024 event sponsors

SSE Benefit Concert sponsor logo: Number 12 Cider

Visit Decorah, Impact Coffee, Convergence CiderWorks, Luther College, and Wisconsin Public Radio.



Priority parking is available for concert-goers with mobility issues. Make sure to bring your handicap parking permit and show it to the attendants. All other guests should follow signs to the general parking lot. Be prepared for a short hike between your car and the stage.


It is recommend you bring a blanket or camping chair. The concert will be held outside and no seating will be provided.

Food & Beverages

Food vendors and a cash bar will be available. Please remember, smoking and bringing outside alcohol to Heritage Farm is prohibited.

Cancellation Policy

The concert will go on rain or shine. We are a working farm with gravel driveways. In case of rain, choose your footwear accordingly.
We are unable to refund ticket sales, call us with any questions before you reserve your place: (563) 382-5990.

Pet Policy

While Seed Savers Exchange normally does allow leashed, well-behaved pets on the farm, we ask that you leave your pets at home for this event.

Concert T-shirts

A limited stock of concert t-shirts will be available for $30 on the day of the event.

T-shirts are garment-dyed soft ring spun fabric, 100% ring spun cotton, relaxed fit, and pre-shrunk.

Camping and Lodging

We are not able to offer camping onsite at Heritage Farm. However, Pulpit Rock Campgrounds is within 10 minutes to Heritage Farm. To reserve please call Pulpit Rock Campgrounds at (563) 382-9551. For other lodging and local restaurant recommendations visit VisitDecorah.com.

Event Alerts

Be one of the first to know when registration opens by signing up for the Seed Savers Exchange event email alerts.