What happens at Bonnaroo? More than just a showcase for cutting-edge musicians, Bonnaroo is a full-on arts festival, originally designed for festivalgoers to stay onsite. It’s possible to camp, eat, dance and even shower (or not) in the Woodstock-like, communal environment.
Who is playing Bonnaroo 2022? The 2022 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival kicks off today (June 16) in Manchester, Tennessee. Headlining tonight is Gryffin, followed by J. Cole tomorrow night, Tool on Saturday night, and Stevie Nicks on the closing Sunday night, June 19.
What is the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee? Set on the 700+ acres of Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo is a four-day festival that draws 80,000 fans every summer. Featuring over 150 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops and more, the grounds are converted into a virtual city of music and art.
Why is it called Bonnaroo? The first Bonnaroo, organized by veteran music promoter Ashley Capps and held in 2002, attracted about 70,000 visitors. The festival took its name from the 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo by New Orleans pianist and vocalist Dr. John. In the Creole slang of New Orleans, bonnaroo means, roughly, “best on the street.”