Our earth, Our home
BONNAROO WORKS FUND
Somewhere near the top of the Bonnaroo to-do list is “change the world,” so in 2009 the Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) was created as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thanks to the support of fans around the world, BWF contributes to remarkable nonprofits and programs. Through our values of community, creativity, and positive influence, we champion those changing the world through arts, education, sustainability, and social impact. In addition to our support of nonprofit organizations, we provide services and programming for the events and causes that align with our values, help communities thrive, and leave a positive impact (like the ones mentioned below). Learn more or support at BonnarooWorksFund.org
SUPPORT OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
Just by purchasing a ticket to Bonnaroo, you support our sustainability efforts on-site! $1 from every ticket sold goes towards sustainability work like our permanent compost pad and solar array, community education in Planet Roo, carbon offsets, food recovery efforts and food bank donations. If you are feeling generous and inspired to support even more greening initiatives and impact projects, we welcome you to opt-in to the Sustainability Add-On with your ticket purchase or donate directly to the Bonnaroo Works Fund.
Stay tuned to learn more about the exciting projects we have in the works for this area for this year!
ROO WORKS HQ + SILENT AUCTION
Stop by the Roo Works HQ in Planet Roo to bid on exclusive autographed items from Bonnaroo artists or one-of-a-kind artwork in the Bonnaroo Works Fund Silent Auction. While you're there, visit with some of our nonprofit beneficiaries and learn more about how your festival tickets support community programs in arts, education, sustainability, and social impact efforts.
ROO WORKS CAFÉ
Take a coffee break at the Roo Works Café near the Fountain where you can hear incredible talent from Nashville nonprofits like Pitch Music, Notes for Notes, and Musicians on Call. Drink Coffee, Hear Music, Do Good.
PLANET ROO PARTNERS & NON-PROFIT VILLAGE
Our Planet Roo partners are rockstars of community causes and giveback efforts! They always go above and beyond to make this area vibrant and innovative in their unique efforts to engage patrons in spreading positivity after returning home from The Farm.
The Academy (located within the hay bale building in the heart of Planet Roo) offers intimate and interactive workshop experiences on subjects like visual art, songwriting, upcycling, fermenting, instrument building, gardening and more!
BONNAROO LEARNING GARDEN
Learn to grow your own food, right in the middle of the festival! The Learning Garden is a quintessential Planet Roo experience where you can get hands-on training from knowledgeable farmers and volunteers. The Learning Garden is a dynamic, ever-growing space (literally) to explore your curiosity about food and flora.
The anchor of Planet Roo is The Farm’s only solar-powered stage – the HOW Stage. Stop by to learn HOW to make a positive impact with special performances, panel discussions, demonstrations, parties, yoga, dance, and meditation classes, and more.
Stay tuned for the 2023 Schedule.
BONNAROOTS COMMUNITY DINNER
BonnaROOTS are our annual locally-sourced sunset feasts celebrating community and supporting grassroots causes—Oxfam America and Eat for Equity. Guests have found themselves sitting next to Bonnaroo co-founders and producers, artists, activists and an assortment of Bonnaroovians with an appetite for soulfully good food. Together, you’ll eat, drink, and raise impactful funds for the greater good.
ROODUCE, ROOUSE, ROOCYCLE
WHAT GOES WHERE:
Place in recycling collection bins throughout site and blue bags at your campsite. All plastic beverage containers, aluminum and tin cans, glass, and clean mixed paper can be recycled.
Place all food waste and other compostables in compost collection bins throughout site or in clear bags at your campsite. (Do not contaminate with trash.) All plates, cups, forks and other food service items sold by festival vendors are compostable.
If it can’t be recycled or composted, place it in the landfill collection bins throughout the site or in a clear bag at your campsite. Styrofoam, chip bags, plastic film, ice cream and candy wrappers should go in this bin.
CIGARETTE BUTTS –
Place in butt bins located throughout Centeroo for recycling. When the music stops, please clean up your campsite (get extra bags at your local Plaza). Pick up bottle caps and any other debris. Tie up your bags and leave them at the edge of the road. We’ll take it from there.