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 2017!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 2016 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
Clean Vibes is a company dedicated to responsible waste management at outdoor festivals and events. Their mission is to encourage and promote recycling and proper waste disposal, decreasing the amount of trash entering landfills and incinerators by increasing the amount of recyclables collected and delivered to recycling centers.The Trading Post will be back in 2017. Stay tuned for more info.
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! stay tuned for a detailed schedule of this year’s academy activities.
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.
SOLD OUT FOR 2017. Thank you!
The anchor of Planet Roo is The Farm’s only completely solar powered stage. We have some fun new surprises up our sleeves for 2017 so stay tuned for more details!
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 their activities in Planet Roo, and keep an eye out for more details on all the awesome stuff they’ll be up to in 2017.
The Innocence Project
Here you will be able to watch Guilty Plea stories, learn about how to help prevent injustice in your community, and participate in a meet and greet with Innocence Project exonerees! You also will be encouraged to share a fact on social using #guiltypleaproblem with a photo taken in the booth.
The Innocence Project works to free the wrongfully convicted people and reform the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.
Neighborhood of Good™ brought to you by State Farm
State Farm is excited to be back at Bonnaroo with both our #HereToHelp Lounge in Centeroo and our Neighborhood of Good booth in Planet Roo — all to help you have the best Bonnaroo possible!
The Neighborhood of Good booth is the quickest way to access free fest gear such as ponchos, earplugs, and sunblock. You can also get details on exclusive live performances at our #HereToHelp Lounge…and you’ll find even more festival essentials at the lounge!
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. Stop by the booth to learn about NeighborhoodofGood.com and how you can help local causes at the festival and in your own community.
Together, Bonnaroovians can turn the power of caring into the act of doing.
Seed Life Skills
See life Skills will have “how-to” demonstrations out of their booth in Planet Roo, Chef Acheson will teach a class at the Academy, and participate in an interview with Oxfam from the Solar Stage
Seed Life Skills is a non-profit dedicated to providing resources that support youth becoming self-sufficient, resilient, and innovative stewards of local and global resources. The brainchild of Chef Hugh Acheson, our contemporary approach to Home Economics (now called Family and Consumer Sciences) is centered around whole foods nutrition and DIY culinary skills, functional money management, and sustainable design. We provide teachers with STEM supplies, professional development, and hands-on support so they can excel at empowering our next generation of leaders.
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.
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Here you will get the tools to make concrete commitments to social justice when you head back home.. Join the multi-racial movement for racial justice.
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.
The Southern Poverty Law Center
Take the “I will Fight Hate” pledge, learn how to create SPLC chapters on your college campus and more. You will also be able to watch continuous screens of their award winning videos around issues of civil liberties.
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.
To Write Love on Her Arms
For the past couple years, we have hosted an activation that we call RSVP: Invitation and Response. Our booth is lined with rows of twine and we invite people to fill the blank space with prompt cards. The idea is to Write the one thing that you need to say (maybe to a friend, a family member, a stranger, or to yourself). Later in the week, we invite people come back by the booth to take the one thing that they really needed to hear this weekend.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement that is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
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 our onsite library at Bonnaroo with a collection of books about music and food. Contribute, discuss, and read with the LoFi staff. Visitors also will be invited to read themed excerpts that we’ll provide on our website for book clubs that will explore themes of rebellion and revolution, inclusion, and Mother Earth!
LoFi creates 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.
Eat for Equity
Come express your artistic side in our booth where Bonnaroovians paint [and can win the chance to take home] a canvas. We will design a large-scale canvas with paint-by-number/coloring book image of the BonnaROOTS dinners.
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.
We Are Neutral
Our booth encourages attendees to offset the carbon footprint of their travel to and from the festival. We have a giant globe that attendees place a pin in to let us know where they’re from, and announce that they have taken responsibility for the negative impacts of their travel. We also have an interactive booth that inspires attendees to make small changes in their lifestyle to improve the state of our planet.
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.
Join our “Why Music Education Matters” campaign, where you will be encouraged to write notes about why music matters that will be given to students who participate in Tipitina’s Foundation’s education programs.
Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures. Tipitina’s Foundation promotes childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource. Tipitina’s Foundation’s signature program, Instruments A Comin’, has placed more than $3.2 million worth of instruments in over 100 music programs throughout Louisiana.
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.
Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is a non-profit organization relentlessly pursuing a bold vision: making a year of paid, full-time national service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.
Our booth– staffed by young people who have served a year and can speak to the experience– will feature an interactive exhibit that highlights all the different kinds of service year opportunities that are available across the country and around the world. Learn about the multitude of opportunities to serve for a year!
Participate by writing Scrolls to the Veterans that are in our Arts Therapy Program ran through Awaken Arts. You can also write scrolls to the troubled youth program in Awaken Arts and in our Anxiety Gaming Depression rescue initiative. We also will also have a mini paint mural to help everyone see how we are all connected.
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.
We plan to have opportunities for attendees to take action by writing a handwritten letter to their Senator related to foreign aid programs that directly help fight extreme poverty in Africa through global health, economic growth, and anti-corruption programs
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.
Musical Intervention would provide all the equipment necessary to write, record and or perform original music in their small mobile recording studio. We will help facilitate the songwriting and recording process.
Musical Intervention is a clinical and community based program that provides the platform for individuals and groups to write, record and perform original music. Our mission is to promote empathy, transform lives and inspire the world through these stories and songs. With its headquarters located in Downtown New Haven, Connecticut, people from all walks of life gather in a drug and alcohol free space to connect and contribute to the community. Contracting with local human service organizations, Musical Intervention is a major player in the interdisciplinary approach to finding talent in people that are often undervalued in society. We help people explore their song and provide the platform to share it with a larger audience.
Love Hope Strength
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!
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.
Keep Coffee County Beautiful
A cleaner, greener, litter free environment brings pride and enjoyment to our Bonnaroo community. Help us help you!
We will be passing our pocket ashtrays and stickers to encouraging responsible behavior, talking to people about litter, water bottles, and recycling practices.
Kay Tita is a social impact non-profit organization that serves as a conduit providing changemakers in Haiti with a safe space and the resources they need to increase their impact, develop skills, and establish key partnerships.
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.
Youth Making Ripples
We will be hosting a number of interactive exhibits will including a daily “fill in the blank” puzzle wall in which YOU will answer an ocean-related prompt provided by our team each day. You will have the opportunity to decorate their puzzle piece before adding it to the puzzle!
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.
The Chris Klug Foundation
Come spin our trivia wheel, answer a question, and win a prize! All while learing all you ever needed to know about becoming an organ donor!
The Chris Klug Foundation was founded in 2003 by three time olympic snowboarder, and the only organ transplant recipient to win a medal in any Olympics, Chris Klug. Chris has made it his mission in life to help bring life to others by raising awareness about the importance of organ donation across the United States. We host events across the nation to inspire, educate and register people as organ donors.
This Is What It Feels Like
This Is What It Feels Like is intended to help shift our culture’s patriarchal views on how society treats women and help create and sustain a discourse on the ways that we can simply be better to and for women. This auditory exhibit is intended to be an educational tool to help spark a dialogue amongst men of all ages as to how they can help create and be the change that our society needs in order to stop misogynistic patterns that has become embedded into our culture.
The Art of Living Foundation
AOLF will lead meditation and breath sessions. Each session will begin with a few minutes of light yoga/stretching and introduce breathing practices as tools for greater health and self-awareness.
The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. It works to develop compassionate people and a peaceful society, guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy that “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” AOLF is present in 152 countries, reaching an estimated 300 million people worldwide with a vision of creating a stress-free, violence-free society.