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.
2017 Parade schedule coming soon!
TWERK IT OUT With Big Freedia
Where: Solar Stage (in Planet Roo)
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am
That’s right, the Queen Of Bounce is coming to Roo! Learn some new moves for your late-night adventures and get a one-of-a-kind Bonnaroovian workout at the Solar Stage on Fri, Sat, & Sun at 11am. Get ready for some high-energy call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and accelerated booty-shaking. The first half hour will focus on teaching and learning, and the last 15 minutes will give you a chance to practice what you learned in front of an all-out show. So get your day started off right with a Twerkout at Roo!
What: A diverse program of yoga classes for yogis of all levels
Where: Pod 2, the VIP area, Accessible Camping and Solar Stage
When: Stay tuned for our Friday – Sunday schedule details
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.
This year’s curriculum has something for everyone: from challenging power sequences to restorative postures and practices that will get you ready for a brand new day. Stay tuned for detailed class schedules.
For the yogi’s on the Farm who are tired from grooving all night and are staying in the Accessible Camping area please come 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!
Come bend and be with us during the morning on the Farm. Namaste friends!
Fifth First Annual Roo Run Presented by GNC
What: A 5k race across the festival grounds
Where: Starting line is at the West Broadway Highway Toll Booth – Saturday June 10th at 9am
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 fifth year in a row, we invite you to race around The Farm!
Sign up for the 5 kilometer race by registering online and paying through our payment link. All participants must sign up online, so make sure you register before the festival kicks off. Entrance fee is $25, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community through the Bonnaroo Works Fund. If you’re a slacker and want to wait until you get to the Farm we will have one line for new registrations. But we can’t promise you a spot in this amazing race as it may sell out!
The Roo Run course twists across the Bonnaroo campgrounds, over hills and through the woods abutting the festival grounds. Make sure you dress for the occasion. Headbands, high socks, and fairy wings are recommended. Athletic shoes are required.
Spectators can kick it however you like. From flip-flops to aquasocks, wear whatever you need to rise and shine to a new day on The Farm. We’ll be handing out prizes to fast runners, slow walkers and the funkiest-dressed early-rising Bonnaroovians in sight.
When you get to The Farm: After registering online, make sure you pick up your Roo Run race bib and shirt on festival Friday between 10 am – 2 pm at the RooRun booth located inside the Coffee Cafe at Pod 4. To make your participation official, show us proof of registration (printed, or on your phone) and your matching ID (must be 18 or older).
On race day: On Saturday morning, arrive at the starting line 15 minutes before the 9 am start time. And make sure you’re a well-oiled machine when you toe the line: drink plenty of water and eat healthy before the race begins. We will not be signing up or handing out any bibs on the morning of the RooRun so please ensure to pick up at check in on Festival Friday!
Thanks to our sponsor: GNC is thrilled to be presenting the Roo Run for the third year running (pun intended). Join us during registration on Friday and at the starting line on Race Day, to fuel up with GNC product and giveaways. After the race, stop by the GNC experience in Centeroo (across from the Christmas Barn) for an exclusive Roo Run after party, complete with gift bags for all runners who show their bib!
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.)
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!
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.
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.
#HereToHelp Lounge brought to you by State Farm®
State Farm is excited to be back at Bonnaroo with everything you loved about the #HereToHelp Lounge and more! Relax in the AC, enjoy free WiFi, storage lockers, charging stations and complimentary festival gear – all to help you have the best Bonnaroo possible!
Be sure to swing by the lounge each day to check out exclusive acoustic sets from festival artists. And this year, it’s about more than just the music; it’s about joining a movement and State Farm is making it easy to take action. While you’re hanging out, consider taking a few minutes to help one of State Farm’s partner organizations continue to make a difference. Together, Bonnaroovians can turn the act of caring into the power of doing!
Visit us in Centeroo, we’re #HereToHelp!
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.