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.
2018 Parade schedule coming soon!
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!
Sixth First Annual Roo Run
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 Sixth year in a row, we invite you to race around The Farm! More details to come.
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” & *ANOTHER* New Barn!
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 barn and the areas around it for healthy foods, yoga, meditation, the Roo Run, chill 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.
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: MIXED BY BACARDÍ
BACARDÍ brings the beach to Bonnaroo! Experience real sand under your feet, and a BACARDÍ rum punch from the tiki bar, in your hammock. For those who can’t rest – turn it up and dance to the #SoundOfRum spun live by DJs or sweat it out with a game of beach volleyball. Secret palm trees will either cool you down, or give you a better line of sight to the stage high in the sky, and when it comes time to cool down, you just go under the water in the Bacardi mirage pools.
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.
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.)
THESE ARE 2017 Kidz Jam Activities – stay tuned for 2018 updates
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: Papier Mache Day
Let’s rip up those old Picasso paintings and recycled newspaper and reinvent them into your own new cool sculpture!
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 learn about ways you can get involved with HeadCount after the fest is over? Head to HeadCount.org/Volunteer for more info!