What’s better than a parade? NOTHING! Marching to the beat of our own drums, getting dressed up in something fancy or just high steppin’ and spinning an umbrella as you second line through Centeroo is a good ol’ time and something we’ve always done at Bonnaroo. Every year’s parade is a bit different of course, but they usually include a great brass band (or an art car!) and sometimes lead you to a pot of gold. We cordially invite you all to help us take this tradition to even greater heights by joining us in any of the many parades happening over the course of the weekend.
OPENING DAY PARADE: Thursday | 2:00pm | E. 3rd Street x 3rd Avenue
We need you to open Centeroo! In classic Mardi Gras Second Line style, we’ll gather in the campgrounds and collect fans to march onwards towards The Arch where together, we’ll kick off Bonnaroo 2018!
SUPERHERO PARADE: Friday | 3:30pm | Bottom of 5th Avenue
Follow the Superheroes to Snake & Jakes!
COSMIC PARADE: Saturday | 11:45pm | Bottom of 5th Avenue
It’s Saturday night and things are about to get weird(er) as a parade of night crawlers creeps through Centeroo decked out in LED, neon and blacklight. Backed by a groovy soundtrack courtesy of WPBB, we’ll finish at The Other to jump right in on the late night fun.
Align your mind, body, and soul by participating in one of several yoga sessions taking place across The Farm. All classes are free and open to yogis of all levels. No yoga mat required. Our grass is your grass, and it’s soft underfoot.
Our curriculum has something for everyone, from challenging power sequences to restorative postures and practices that will get you ready for a brand new day. Solar Stage YogaRoo classes are generally themed to music this year for your listening pleasure.
For the yogi’s on the Farm who are tired from grooving all night and are staying in the Accessible Camping area, you can also join us for an awesome yoga sesh geared towards fans with disabilities. All abilities are welcome! It will be wheelchair accessible. Guidance for patrons who are blind, and a sign language interpreter, will be provided. Stop by the Access Center for more info on specific place and time!
Solar Stage: 8:45-9:30am and 10-10:30am Fri, Sat & Sun
The Well (plaza 6): 9:30-10:30am Fri + Sun (Fueled by LÄRABAR!)
Access Camping: 10:15-11am SatMeet The Instructors!
Yoga-Roo! Fueled by LÄRABAR
Calling all yogis and morning people! Start your day with intention at Yoga-Roo fueled by LÄRABAR. Visit The Well from 7:00 – 10:00 AM, grab a delicious real food snack from LÄRABAR and head to a yoga session to clear your mind and gear up for a day of music and fun!
Sixth First Annual Roo Run X ASICS
Run life in the fast lane at Bonnaroo this year. Or walk in the slow lane. Or just party with us on the sidelines. For the 6th year in a row, we invite you to race around The Farm!Register Now
Meditate. Run. Party.
ASICS joins the party at Bonnaroo this year
ASICS are proudly presenting this year’s Roo Run and to celebrate they are bringing the love via a ton of prizes to hard working Rooners this year. Be sure to also drop by the ASICS tent at The Well, where they will be making custom Sound Mind, Sound Body ASICS swag & bringing in meditation experts to get you into the zone.
See you there!
Who R Yoo? For the 7th year in a row, Bonnaroo is taking a census. We want to know who you are, where you traveled from, and what makes your disco ball turn — on and off The Farm. Come join us at the brand new Census HQ near The Tower in Plaza 4, where you can check out past year census results, enter your favorite song into a community playlist, and get to know your fellow Bonnaroovians — near and far.
See The 2017 Census Results
The Sketchbook Project
Write about your experience, sketch your friend, express yourself. Bonnaroo is a safe space to express your creativity. Choose a page or two in one of the sketchbooks available here to collaborate alongside other Bonnaroovians. Afterwards, this year’s ‘Roo the sketchbooks will be taken from The Farm to live permanently at The Sketchbook Project’s library in Brooklyn, NY. The Sketchbook Project is a library comprised entirely of people’s personal sketchbooks. Learn more about them at www.thesketchbookproject.comSee Some of The 2017 Sketchbook Pages
Bonnaroo Yearbook Project
Think of this “yearbook” as a big ol’ family portrait, full of all your loving friends on The Farm (because they ARE your friends, whether you met them or not). Some of them shared a smile with you by the fountain, while others were your dancing buddies at the silent disco. Some of them high-fived you by The Arch, and a few cried happy tears only a few rows away during U2’s “Beautiful Day”. This is the family. This is Bonnaroo 2017.Witness The 2017 Yearbook
The Garage – Home Of Big Red & More (Plaza 2)
Farm favorites, art car masterminds, and pioneers of positivity Walter Productions will be back doing what they do best at The Garage – Home of Big Red in Plaza 2. What kind of surprises does the creative team that brought you Kalliope and Big Red have in store? More pineapples? Bigger games? Whatever happens, we know it’s gonna be ridiculous. We’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store for 2018!
So swing by Plaza 2 for some ridiculousness, some shade and some coffee or light sandwiches too. From morning dance parties to yoga, art, music, and surprises… You’ll find exciting activities here all ‘Roo long. Stay tuned for 2018 details.
Other Amenities in Plaza 2: Food vendors 🌮, permanent showers🚿, info boothℹ️, a water refill station🚰, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌, “The Garage” barn🏠, security🚨 (specific amenities subject to change)
House Of Yes & A Brand New Barn
That’s right, House of Yes, the weird, wild, and wonderful night club and creative venue from Brooklyn, NY will be bringing the Circus of Yes to one of the funky NEW barns in the Bonnaroo campgrounds! Known for it’s eclectic events and fabulous dance parties, the House Of Yes is built on a foundation of positivity and fun where everyone is always welcome. It’s gonna be wild. Stay tuned for more details, and learn more about House of Yes here.
Based out of NYC (and voted “Best Of New York in New York Magazine 2017”), Little Cinema fuses film, circus, dance, live music and effects into breathtaking one off spectacles of awesomeness. Come get wonderfully weird with them alongside Circus of Yes in one of our new campground barns. (watch a video of Little cinema here, and learn more on their website.)
Stay tuned for more details!
The Well(ness) Plaza is here to quench Bonnaroovian’s thirst of body AND mind with healthy and mindful activities galore. Why? Because you can have an awesome time while ALSO being awesome to yourself. Check out this new area for healthy foods, yoga, meditation, the Roo Run, chill all night listening parties, exercise meetups, and more!
Tonalism – by DUBLAB
Taking place within “The Well”, Tonalism is an all night ambient happening partly inspired by the happenings of the 50s and 60s. Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, or blankets to lay down and listen. The events features live performances and DJ sets in an environment transformed by projections, installations, and various multimedia elements. The night flows seamlessly with quiet and harmonious sounds providing a transformative and contemplative experience. More details soon. Learn more about DUBLAB through their Website.
M&M’S SOUND & COLOR
Just when you thought life on The Farm couldn’t get any more fun, here comes M&Ms Caramel to take your Bonnaroo experience to the next level. Pick up your M&M’S Caramel samples throughout the festival and bring the wrapper to the M&M’S Sound & Color Dome to trade it in for colorful gear and cool experiences. While there, you can kick back in the climate-controlled, color-filled dome as you keep tabs on the festival on our giant-screen, live concert feed.
Catch a GOLDEN Pedicab Powered By Uber!
Calling all night owls! Be on the look out for souped up Uber pedicabs offering FREE rides from Centeroo to your campsite between 3am – 5am on Friday and Saturday nights! Make sure to snap a pic with your friends and tag #Uberoo if you score a ride!
“Impulse” Screenings powered by YouTube Originals
Critics and fans are already talking about Impulse, the highly anticipated new drama from the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. You can watch the first episode on the big screen at Bonnaroo in various screening locations throughout the campgrounds and Centeroo all weekend long – relax, take a break and cool down with this summer’s most binge-worthy new series. (and don’t forget to opt in for a free 30 day trial of YouTube Red when you register your wristband!)
Impulse Viewing Schedule:
- KALLIOPE STAGE 10:30 AM Friday-Sunday
- PLAZA 2 – The Garage: 5:15 PM Thursday-Sunday
- PLAZA 3: Circus of Yes: 9:00 AM Thursday-Sunday
- PLAZA 7: The Ville: 2:00 PM Thursday-Sunday
- PLAZA 9: Matt Shultz’s Happy Roo Day! 3:00 PM Thursday-Sunday
The Campout with Coleman
Does your campsite need an upgrade? Coleman has you covered! Stop by The Campout with Coleman located in the B-Hive (Plaza 4) to enter for a chance to win premium camping gear, jam out to Bonnaroo artists performing around a campfire, and participate in a communal art mural made out of printed photos of you and your crew.
Nature-Roo Energized by Nature Valley
Fuel your day with a Nature Valley snack break from 12pm-3pm at The Well! Made with real ingredients like 100% whole grain oats and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, Nature Valley will satisfy your cravings all day long.
Pizza-Roo Snack Bites by Totino’s
There’s nothing better than late nights at Bonnaroo and there is no better late-night snack than our new Totino’s Mini Snack Bites. Whether you’re on your way to a show or on your way back to your tent, stop by the Christmas Barn from 10pm-1am for some hot pizza roll action.
Neighborhood of Good® brought to you by State Farm®
State Farm is #HereToHelp you have the best fest experience ever at the Neighborhood of Good! Stop by for free gear, WiFi and charging stations, and while you’re at it, join us in some fun activities that will benefit the local community. Together, we can turn the act of caring into the power of doing!
New Music on Tap Lounge brewed by Miller Lite!
Straight from 1975, these classic rockers invented the lite beer genre. So, grab your crew and live your Miller Time moment with some fresh, original music and the original lite beer.
The Oasis at The BACARDÍ Bay
BACARDĺ brings the beach back to Bonnaroo! This year, taking it up a notch. Come experience real sand under your feet, play some volleyball or rest in one of our island boats all while sipping on a refreshing and tropical BACARDĺ cocktail. For those who can’t stop dancing, find what moves you and dance along to some #SoundofRum beats. We hope to see you there!
Design Adventure with FIAT
Visit Design Adventure with FIAT to contribute to four giant communal art pieces each day, charge up and relax in the FIAT 500X, and win exclusive prizes and giveaways.
LaundROO Lounge Powered by LG
The LG LaundROO Lounge is an exciting and welcomed new addition to the campground amenities at Bonnaroo. So go ahead and get dirty, then drop off your danced in, partied in, and rolled around in clothes for a good WASH and REFRESH! Clean off the festival dirt and sweat from your clothes, cool off in the lounge, and even upgrade your entire Bonnaroo look at our clothing swap. The LG LaundROO Lounge will be the place to completely REFRESH your mind, vibe, clothes, and spirit so you can live each day like it’s your first day at Bonnaroo 2018!
Taco-Roo Bowls by Old El Paso
Centeroo transforms into TACO-ROO from 5-8pm! Stop by The Other Stage during happy hour to enjoy some tasty Cheesy Nashville Nacho Taco Bowls and Vegetarian Taco Bonnaroo Bowls! Don’t suffer from FOMOOT….Fear Of Missing Out On Tacos….!
The Booth presented by Les Paul
It’s all about the “Roo” in you! Visit the Les Paul Booth at the Bonnaroo Works Fund Tent and have a chance to win a Les Paul guitar every day! Shop really cool Les Paul apparel and cool down inside the ultra-cool lounge. It’s all about Les Paul and the “Roo” in you! See you at the tent!
Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp
Red Bull Music Academy and Bonnaroo have teamed up to create a special campground on-site with permanent recording studios and living spaces called the RBMA BASS CAMP. By day, 20 hand-selected musicians from around the country collaborate and create new music throughout the weekend in these fully stocked, custom-built studios. They will learn from and work with internationally recognized artists who will give talks about their approach, inspirations and experiences. The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals, held in a different city globally each year. You can tune in to the best lectures and interviews at redbullradio.com.
Flavor of the Fest by Lay’s
Are you a BBQ fan or does Flamin’ Hot do the trick? Lay’s is making its debut at B’roo and needs your help! We want to know which flavor of Lay’s is the festival fave. Stop by the Flavor of the Fest tent in Centeroo to taste Lay’s chip flavors and cast your vote!
Soberoo is a group of passionate music lovers who choose to remain clean and sober at Bonnaroo. Fans seeking a substance-free ‘Roo can hang alongside like-minded Bonnaroovians and participate in multiple daily meetings at the Soberoo booth in Centeroo
Want to camp with Soberoo? Learn more about the Soberoo community camp here
*Soberoo is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or any other 12-Step programs. Soberoo makes no judgment on others’ decisions related to drugs and alcohol, neither condemning nor condoning their use. Soberoo is simply liked-minded music fans who gather to offer support – and traction in what might otherwise be a slippery environment.
Kidz Jam inspires a love of music, culture and creativity, while providing a safe haven for children. There are performances, interactive games, sports, challenges, and oodles of recycling art projects. Relax and play music throughout the day with instruments provided for the children. Kids wanna jam, too! Fresh water, sun block, earplugs and safety tips are offered free of charge to help ensure that the little ones have a great festival experience. (Parents must attend Kidz Jam with their children.)
2018 Kidz Jam Activities
THURSDAY 11am-5pm SOLAR STAGE: Community Range Painting
Come and visit our giant canvas; Kidz Jam will have paint and brushes galore to spark your imagination! What will you add?
FRIDAY 10am-5pm SOLAR STAGE: Kaleidoscope Kraze
Kidz Jam Volunteers will teach you how to make your own groovy illusion tube from recyclables and colorful beads!
SATURDAY 10am-5pm SOLAR STAGE: Family Tie Dye Party
Is there anything more Bonnaroo than tie dying with the best of friends? Design and dye your own bandanna or t-shirt to use throughout the weekend.
SUNDAY 10am-5pm SOLAR STAGE: Making Musical Instruments
Encourage children to play along with their favorite bands today with the musical instruments that they made themselves! We will use recyclables to create colorful and noisy instruments.
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote at your current address? Visit HeadCount.org/registertovote, OR, stop by the HeadCount booth in Planet Roo to register while at Bonnaroo! Plus, anyone can “Pledge to Vote” for a chance to win some cool prizes. So take two minutes at the fest, or right now, and make sure you’re ready for upcoming elections!
Want to do it over the phone? right now? Just text VOTER to 40649
Want to learn about ways you can get involved with HeadCount after the fest is over? Head to HeadCount.org/Volunteer for more info!