Change Starts Here
Change Starts Here
Learn! Relax! Enjoy!
Take a break from the chaos of festival life in Planet Roo, a haven for sustainability and global consciousness. With representation from a diverse group of non-profit organizations, this space is an opportunity to learn and relax. Bonnaroovians can come together for yoga classes or a healthy, organic meal at the Planet Roo Café too.
Stay tuned to learn more about the exciting projects we have in the works for this area for 2018!Explore Planet Roo
Support Our Sustainability Efforts
Just by purchasing a ticket to Bonnaroo, you support all of the sustainability efforts on-site, $1 from every ticket we sell goes towards our sustainability work. From our community projects to our composting to our BonnaROOTS dinners. If you want to give more to support even more projects like these, you can do so! Remember pennies add up to dollars, so give what you can.Make A Donation
Annual Report To The Fans
Respect for our surroundings isn’t just our responsibility, it’s a core value of who we want to be. We want you to think positively when you think Bonnaroo. That’s why, since day one on The Farm, we’ve sweat bullets in pursuit of sustainability. It’s also why the past few years, we’ve reported back to you on our sustainability successes.See The 2017 Sustainability Report
Join the REFILL REVOLUTION and pre-purchase your beer cup when you buy your ticket! Last year these cups sold out on site FAST. We will be partnering once again with Steelys Drinkware and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to bring you a quality stainless steel beer cup! Purchase a beer cup during the ticket buying process or on site at any beverage stand with draft beer. Cups are $15 each and includes the durable cup with to-go carrying strap, filled with a cold beer — plus an additional $1 discount off all subsequent refills made with the cup at beer stands throughout the remainder of the festival.
Additionally, you can help reduce our consumption of plastics by refilling your water bottles. In addition to our usual free high quality well water (similar to tap), we have free filtered drinking water stations to fill up your water bottle throughout the festival site. Your bottle can be filled and refilled an infinite number of times at any of the water refill mushrooms on site; in fact, all of the water at Bonnaroo is drinkable. It comes directly from our wells so there is no trucking in of water, which makes the program even more sustainable!Join The Revolution!
The Clean Vibes’ Trading Post
At the Clean Vibes Trading Post, your bottles and cans become currency used to purchase festival gear, camping essentials, t-shirts and more! After you’ve given your plastic bottle a second life by refilling and reusing, bring it on down to the Trading Post to swap it out for some well earned swag!
Rooduce, Roouse, Roocycle
With great fun comes great responsibility. Please help Clean Vibes, our heroic trash and recycling crew, by keeping your site and the concert areas clean. Recycle, compost and pick up after yourself.WHAT GOES WHERE:
- RECYCLING – Place in recycling collection bins throughout site and blue bags at your campsite. All plastic containers, aluminum and tin cans, glass, clean mixed paper, drink cartons, plastic packaging and grocery bags can be recycled.
- COMPOST – 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.
- LANDFILL – 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, ice cream and candy wrappers should go in this bin.
- CIGARETTE BUTTS – Place in butt bins located throughout Centeroo for recycling or collect and turn them in at the Clean Vibes Trading Post for prizes.
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. Collect cans, cups, and bottles or cigarette butts using a bag from the Clean Vibes Trading Post and trade them in for points to redeem for a variety of great prizes.
Inside Planet Roo
The Academy, located within the hay bale building in the heart Planet Roo offers interactive arts experiences with workshops in art, song writing, percussion, henna tattooing, instrument building, gardening and more! Explore the schedule through the link below.See The Academy Schedule
BonnaROOTS Community Dinners
BonnaROOTS are our annual locally-sourced sunset feasts supporting grassroots causes—Oxfam America and Eat for Equity. VERY special guests join us for an unforgettable meal on The Farm. Last year people found themselves sitting next to Bonnaroo co-founders, Bonnaroo producers, artists, activists and an assortment of Bonnaroovians with an appetite for soulfully good food. Together, you’ll eat, drink, and raise thousands of dollars for the greater good.Get A Ticket
The anchor of Planet Roo is The Farm’s only completely solar powered stage. We have some fun new surprises up our sleeves for 2018 so check out the schedule through the link below.See The Solar Stage Schedule!
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 space to explore your curiosity about food.
Planet Roo Partners & Non-Profit Activities
Our Planet Roo partners are amazing! They always go above and beyond to make this area vibrant and innovative, so check below for info on who you’ll find in Planet Roo for 2018
Arts Inside is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides art and writing workshops for incarcerated men and women at the Grundy County Detention Center in Altamont, Tennessee. The program is under the umbrella of the Reentry Program coordinated by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.Visit Website
Brady has the bold vision to cut U.S. gun deaths in half through a strategy that focuses on the common ground shared by the overwhelming majority of Americans: keeping guns out of the hands of the dangerous people we all agree should not have them. Brady is committed to doing this through three focused, data-driven campaigns that aim to 1) reduce the flow of crime guns into communities most heavily impacted by gun violence, 2) expand and protect the Brady background check system, and 3) educate on safe storage and gun safety practices to prevent the homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings that happen every day as a result.Visit Website
Calling All Crows partners with musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism. CAC’s current campaign focuses on preventing sexual violence at concerts, festivals and in the music industry. Founded in 2008 by musician Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch, State Radio) and tour manager Sybil Gallagher, Calling All Crows has invested over 30,000 hours of service in communities across North America and Europe.Visit Website
Eat for Equity builds a culture of generosity through sustainable community feasts. Eat for Equity is a nonprofit that organizes regular benefit dinners, engaging communities to eat, drink, give what they can – and together, raise thousands of dollars for a greater cause.Visit Website
Come explore our 3-D street art which depicts a city in the aftermath of a nuclear blast, and allows you to imagine yourself amongst the devastation of a nuclear blast. The artwork is a powerful combination of art and activism and will give you a chance to learn about ways to eliminate nuclear weapons!
Global Zero is the international movement to eliminate nuclear weapons.Visit Website
HeadCount will provide an interactive booth where Bonnaroo attendees can register to vote, sign up for local election alerts, or become a new volunteer.
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower. Our message is not about what party you support or where you land on an issue. It’s that you must speak to be heard.
Want to do it over the phone? right now? Just text VOTER to 40649Visit Website
A cleaner, greener, litter free environment brings pride and enjoyment to our Bonnaroo community. Help us help you!Visit Website
A not-for-profit organization, based out of Dayton, Ohio. We come to festivals to provide a drug and alcohol free environment that families can enjoy while also getting the most out of their festival experience. We have tons of games, crafts, and activities that were generously donated to us by families and friends of Kidz Jam. We also provide families with free water, sunscreen, earplugs, band-aids, and fruit to keep the whole family healthy. We are also very grateful in accepting donations so that we can continue to provide a fun, free experience for kids and their parents.Visit Website
We create pop-up libraries, book clubs and educational happenings that celebrate and promote the lofi in face-to-face human connection. Through food, music and the printed word, we facilitate conversation to help us learn from one another, see other perspectives, and recognize our common humanity.Visit Website
Love Hope Strength saves lives, one concert at a time and accomplishes this by implementing bone marrow donor registry drives at concerts, festivals and other events in an attempt to find life-saving marrow donor matches for blood cancer and blood disorder patients in need of transplants. To date, Love Hope Strength and Bonnaroo have worked together to register over 3,000 new individuals to the donor registry, resulting in nearly 100 potentially life-saving matches for patients in need. Find Love Hope Strength at the festival, get on the list and YOU could save a life!Visit Website
The Mountain Goat Trail Alliance is committed to building a multiuse, multimodal walking and cycling trail connecting the communities along the path of the historic Mountain Goat Railroad on Tennessee’s South Cumberland Plateau.Visit Website
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works every day to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. A healthy environment should be a basic right for all of us – regardless of where we live, how we vote, or what we look like. Every person has the right to clean air, safe water, and a livable future. With the power of more than 3 million members and activists, NRDC creates solutions for lasting environmental change, protecting natural resources in the United States and across the globe.Visit Website
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption so governments are accountable to their citizens. Cofounded by Bono and other activists, ONE is strictly nonpartisan.Visit Website
Take an action against hunger and poverty with Oxfam and they will deliver patrons’ message to their Congressperson and Senator. They will also co-produce the BonnaROOTS dinners with Eat for Equity.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources including food, water, and land. We help people save lives in disasters, build stronger futures for themselves, and hold the powerful accountable.Visit Website
Regular Hero is an organization that raises resources and awareness to make things better. Some of our activities include feeding the homeless, mentoring at risk teenagers, helping veterans suffering from PTSD, and organizing blood drives and pizza parties for children’s hospitals.Visit Website
Rock the Earth works to amplify our shared environmental values through the celebration of arts, culture, and people. Help defend the planet one beat at a time!Visit Website
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that hand delivers emergency shelter and other critical aid items to families displaced by disaster and conflict. Since the year 2000, our Response Teams have traveled to 95 countries and helped to shelter 1.2 million people globally. Natural disasters and conflicts never take days off, and neither do we. We are striving for a world where no family is left without shelter when disaster strikes. Join the ShelterBox team. Make a difference.Visit Website
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is focused on ending white support for white supremacy as part of a multi-racial movement to help build a racially-just society. We believe in collective liberation, and that none of us are free until we end both policies and practices that uphold white supremacy.Visit Website
Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent political priority, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.Visit Website
The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization. It works to develop compassionate people and a peaceful society, guided by the philosophy that “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” AOLFVisit Website
The Innocence Project works to free the wrongfully convicted people and reform the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.Visit Website
Join us for Poetry on Demand. The premise of the project is that poets go into different communities, sit down across from someone they’ve never met, listen to and reflect on that persons story, capture it in verse, and then deliver a poem back to them on the spot.
The Porch fosters the artistic and professional development of writers and promotes a vibrant and diverse literary culture in Nashville through educational, inspirational, and community-building opportunities and events for adults and youth. Our Poetry on Demand initiative captures, considers, and promotes through poetry the narratives of the Nashville community, and facilitates cross-community dialogue through place-based and people centered art making.Visit Website
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, we work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.Visit Website
Preserving the past, engaging the present and nurturing the future of Middle Tennessee by stimulating diverse creative expression, positive encouragement and quality, regional opportunities for access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities.Visit Website
We Are Neutral’s mission is to remind everyone that we are all innately creative and resourceful earth-givers. We do this by giving individuals and businesses an opportunity to distinguish themselves as inspirational leaders through our meaningful local carbon offset program.Visit Website
The Youth Making Ripples Program challenges young students to ask critical questions, to think creatively, to search for outside-the-box solutions, and to cultivate their own voice as they develop into the next generation of ocean stewards. Our youth program is a marine conservation inspired film festival in which K–12 students are challenged to produce their own short ocean documentaries. We believe that film is an incredible tool for both storytelling and learning. We have found that students are far more engaged, and retain more information about the subject, when they become active participants in telling the story, rather than just reading from a textbook or listening to a lecture. Since we started the Youth Making Ripples competition in 2014, we have received hundreds of films from thousands of student-filmmakers around the country and around the world. Each year, our finalist’s conservation messages are showcased at events around the country as part of our traveling film festival. Students that participate in our program are awarded scholarships to and have the opportunity to participate in a research shark tagging expedition with scientists.Visit Website