AROUND THE FARM:
Bonnaroo isn’t your average music festival – life on The Farm is an adventure for 4 straight days and nights, and this year we’re adding dozens of brand new campground experiences to maximize the magic. With 4 new permanent venues (6 total!) at campground Plazas, we’re bringing musicians, artists, chefs, culture, and activities straight off the stage and out to your home-away-from-home so there’s more to explore than ever before. Check it all out below!
Much more to be announced before the festival!
“Happy Roo Day!” With Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant (Plaza 9)
Matt Shultz, a veteran of Bonnaroo as both a performer and fan, is expressing his creative vision through a brand new experience in the campgrounds for the Bonnaroo community. Plaza 9 is being completely transformed by the creative mind of Matt Shultz. Come get ROOCHARGED, ROOLAX, ROOFLECT, and hit ROOSET in the brand new barn, and experience interactive art installations, outrageous parties, and more!
You’ve made it this far, you’ve done it, you’re here! It’s time to relax, drink a drink, have a beer. Good times are ahead, the high fives are near, we’re ready, we’re waiting, will we see you here?
Mickey or Minnie, or Mr. Magoo, your favorite cartoons, right here at ROO!
So many things to see and do, be sure to slow down and take care of you. Awaken your body, your soul and your mind, every morning in Plaza 9.
Birthday card making and painting, oh my! Your only limit is the sky. Use your brain, use your eye, make something special to remember ROO by.
HAPPY ROODAY, let’s have a ball, cause it’s ROODAY, after all. Surprises aplenty, so hurry, don’t wait, we’ve got oh SO much to celebrate!
It’s been a great weekend, so come say goodbye. Share a last toast, have a good cry. Take those vibes with you, share them with friends, but just please remember, this isn’t the end. Those moments stay with you, even when you’re not here, so be grateful it happened and we’ll see you next year!
Singer/songwriter Lissie will be joining the HAPPY ROODAY festivities on Thurs 6/7 from 1p-2:30. We will be treated to a special acoustic set followed by watercolor portraits of fans painted by Lissie herself. Come by Plaza 9 for this special creativity vibes session! First come, first served.
Come kick the week off right at Plaza 9! Join the guys from Okey Dokey for a very special hour of interactive song shenanigans. This isn’t your Grandfather’s Karaoke session! Stick around, you never know what may happen during our opening night HAPPY ROODAY celebration! (Thursday night)
Put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate HAPPY ROODAY with the one, the only, The Glitch Mob. Will they be playing music off of their new album? You’ll just have to come by Plaza 9 to find out! Friday late night (specific time super secret).
Join us for a very special performance from Michael Blume and friends. You just never know who might show up during this ROODAY celebration. Saturday late night. (specific times secret)
The Ville + The Grove (Plaza 7)
Plaza 7 is being taken over by Nashville’s most creative, most entertaining, and most delicious. We’re partnering with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and local maker-space Fort Houston to bring you the best in Nashville’s live music, hot chicken, art and so much more in and around The Ville (formerly “The Grind”). Venture into The Grove to find whimsical creatures by Elephant Gallery, and funky oversized puppets. Get ready for late night vinyl DJ sets by Sparkle City Disco, and much more!
The Ville is Plaza 7’s barn (formerly “The Grind”), and it hosts a loads of fun activities and convenient amenities (iced coffee and some comedy anyone?). Grab a coffee or a cold brew, and soak up the music and creativity of your fellow Bonnaroovians performing at the open mic or rocking out at karaoke. Maybe step out back and enjoy a hammock in the shade of The Grove while you’re at it.
Relax in a hammock under a forest canopy right behind The Grind (plaza 7’s barn), and enjoy art along with beautiful night-time lighting.
Some of the Comedy lineup is coming out to the campgrounds! Swing by for comedy sets in the Barn from 5-6pm every day (there will also be comedy sets in the christmas barn in Centeroo and on the main stages. keep an eye out on the schedule!)
Thursday 5-6pm: COMEDY B’ROO HAHA with Sheng Wang, Martin Urbano, Taylor Tomlinson, and Drennon Davis
Friday 5-6pm: BONNAROO COMEDY CHAOS Jon Gabrus, Shane Torres, Taylor Tomlinson, and Martin Urbano
Saturday 5-6pm: COMEDIANS IN BARNS SLAMMIN COFFEE Drennon Davis, Sheng Wang, Jon Gabrus, Michelle Buteau
Saturday 5-6pm: IMAGINARY RADIO HOUR with Drennon Davis
Bonnaroo is partnering with Nashville maker space (rad place where diy-spirited creative people come together to share tools and space), Fort Houston to bring the best of the local creative community to The Farm. Venture into their mystical land in The Grove to find whimsical creatures by Elephant Gallery, funky oversized puppets and late night vinyl DJ sets by Earthbound Sound.Visit Website
Yep, you read that right. T-Pain himself will be hangin’ at The Ville in Plaza 7 for a VERY SPECIAL night of campground karaoke. Even if you’ve got a PAINful singing voice, you won’t want to miss this party (plus, there’s always auto-tune right?). More details to come!
And of course, late night karaoke at the Ville in Plaza 7 isn’t just when T-pain is around. Drop in after the headliners on any evening to sing your heart out and hang with friends in this late night karaoke Bar(n).
Sign up for Open Mic at The Grind! We’re accepting sign-ups for morning acoustic mellow-vibe sets and afternoon happy hour. Write to email@example.com if you’d like more information.
Saturday Morning’s set will be hosted by Okey Dokey!
Sparkle City Disco are Nashville’s Premier Vinyl Disco DJs. Fronted by Jonas Stein, formerly of local Nashville outfits Be Your Own Pet and Turbo Fruits, along with longtime audiophile David Bermudez, these guys have packed out just about every club in Nashville along with successfully selling out their Sparkle City River Dance (Canoeing + Camping + DJs) festival every year.Visit Website
Nashville’s original Hot Chicken place is coming to Bonnaroo! Find them in Plaza 7.Visit Website
Located in the heart of East Nashville, Tennessee, The Hip Zipper is Nashville’s oldest “All-Vintage” clothing shop. Owner Trisha Brantley, a Texas native, has been providing Nashvillians, Australians, and everyone in between the ability to dress in reasonably priced vintage threads since 1999.
The Hip Zipper takes pride in seeking out the most unique, quality, and classic vintage pieces possible. The Hip Zipper has been voted Best Vintage Shop in Nashville Scene’s Reader’s Poll 12 times. Be sure to stop by Plaza 7 to check them out!Visit Website
Mike Kluge is a multimedia artist based out of Queen Ave Art Collective in East Nashville, TN interested in commissioned creative works and collaborations that are a culmination of past, present & future mediums. Combining the stimuli of performance, interactivity, social settings, psychedelia, installation, immersive environments & audio/visual devices, MKAV aims to expand the boundaries of what it means to experience art while also preserving what has always been so deeply satisfying about it.Visit Website
Jake Orall of Earthbound Sound (frontman of local hometown heroes Jeff the Brotherhood) will be DJing late night at The Grind. Earthbound Sound blends the best of danceable world, exotica, post-disco music while staying true to his punk rock background. He’s 1⁄2 of Jeff the Brotherhood, and he usually doesn’t go anywhere without his drummer, brother, and best friend, Jamin, so why not bring him into the mix…
Jamin, a local, professional musician, also might be one of Nashville’s most admired puppet artists. He is bringing a few of his “Giants” to roam The Grove and dance with Bonnaroovians.
Brett Douglas Hunter is a self-taught artist living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Illinois, he comes from a family of self propelled artists and builders, seemingly destined to be a maker from the beginning. He dove head-first into the world of sculpture, making weird and wonderful creatures using a fibrous concrete mixture.
Alex Lockwood makes abstract sculpture from colorful material, often repurposed or recycled.
He builds with one primary component which is repeated many times to create patterns and structures. His material is often recognizable (bottle caps, shotgun shells, bread tabs and lottery tickets) though not always immediately. A familiar object seen in unfamiliar numbers can be alien at first glance, and Lockwood finds power and beauty in presenting commonplace material on an uncommon scale.
Alex Lockwood is a self-taught artist from Seattle, WA. He lives in Nashville with his wife Genie and their two sons Roman and Oscar. His wife is the owner of Arcade, a kids clothing and toy store in Nashville, TN.
Yanira Vissepó is a textile artist located in Nashville, TN who utilizes hand carved blocks to create imagined scenes, patterns and symbols on a variety of different mediums. Richly textured and transformative of the spaces in which they reside, Vissepó’s patterns take many different forms — from hand-painted and block-printed murals to framed and free-standing tapestries, as well as works on paper.
Brooke Powell aka DJ Astrobrooke is a shop owner, funk-o-phile & disco dynamo hailing from Nashville, TN. Her sets never fail to satisfy & it’s guaranteed she’ll play records that free your mind and move your body. Astrobrooke has logged over 60 hours of music on her cult-favorite, genre-blending radio show Highs In The Mid-70’s on WXNA – never playing the same track twice! A crowd favorite at hip Nashville night spots 308, Duke’s, LA Jackson & Rosemary + Beauty Queen, Astrobrooke has also served up stellar vibes at The Nashville Women’s March Pre-Party, Grimey’s Record Store Day & Porter Flea. She’s even warmed up rooms for superstars Margo Price & Jack White! When this DJ’s not digging through crates or driving the wheels of steel she’s operating STAR MART – a store stocked with the best in vintage clothing, LPs, tapes, books & more!
Profesoras–Meg Perry, Liza Yorke, and Annie Amundson–is a DJ group based in Nashville, Tennessee. Real-life teachers by day and party mixers by night, this trio delivers an A+ vibe that will make anyone wanna party… perhaps even on a school night.
Project 615 is one of Music City’s most popular apparel companies that celebrates the city and gives back to world changing causes. Project 615 hosts the 615 Bus Sessions music video series, inviting artists to perform original music inside our 1978 VW Bus.Visit Website
Grab some 8th & roast at the Ville Cafe!
ABOUT 8th & ROAST: We started in 2009, building relationships with farmers all around the world to serve Nashville the freshest & most ethically traded coffee possible. From a global network of fair trade farmers to the best cup of craft coffee possible, our mission is simple: educate, inspire, and serve. Got a question about what’s in your cup? Just ask. Craft coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. There’s a community within our walls. This is Craft Coffee Culture.Visit Website
Nashville’s independent radio, an advocate of local music and businesses for more than 27 years! Share with your friends to show your support! Listen locally on 100.1 FM and globally on lightning100.com. More details about their involvement Plaza 7 coming soon!Visit Website
650 AM WSM is the most famed country music station in the world. Each day, the station shares country, bluegrass, and Americana as well as the excitement of Music City with friends in Middle Tennessee and listeners around the world.
WSM debuted on Oct. 5, 1925, and less than two months later, the station would birth its most famous show (and the show that would make country music famous), the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry was the first of WSM’s shows to develop such an excited audience that fans would visit live studio broadcasts. That tradition continues today not only with the Opry, but with other signature programming including “An Intimate Evening with Eddie Stubbs”, “Station Inn Sessions”, and more.
listen live through the website link below!Visit Website
102.1 The Ville is the SOUL of Music City! Playing all of your favorite legendary Soul/R&B Classics in Nashville! Listen at 102.1FM or online at www.1021theville.com. More details about their involvement Plaza 7 coming soon!Visit Website
House Of Yes, Little Cinema & More! (Plaza 3)
About Plaza 3: That’s right, House of Yes, the weird, wild, and wonderful night club, performance space and creative venue from Brooklyn, NY will be bringing everything they do and more to one of the funky NEW barns in the Bonnaroo campgrounds! Known for Little Cinema, insane circus shows, interactive events and fabulous dance parties, the House Of Yes is built on a foundation of positivity and fun where everyone is welcome. It’s gonna be wild and Located in the heart of the campgrounds, right along 3rd avenue leading up to The Arch entrance to Centeroo!
House of Yes is a collective of creatives, performers and innovators who live to support artistic expression, performance, nightlife and community. Their home is the House of Yes in Bushwick Brooklyn – a venue and incubation space fueled by passion and designed to inspire. Together they build intimate experiences, spectacular entertainment, killer parties and outrageous events anywhere and everywhere.
House of Yes was created in 2007 by Kae Burke and Anya Sapozhnikova, two best friends who just wanted to make art and have a good time. 11 years later, they are bringing their whole crew along for the ride at BonnarooVisit Website
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)Visit Website
We’ve traveled from far and wide, we’ve made it all this way and…. now what!? What is a festival without the true human connection, without new experiences, without…. FRIENDS!? Come to the Circus of Yes as we bring people together to play, meet and create connections that can last the whole weekend or possibly, our WHOLE LIVES! Come Make a Friend!
Let’s sing for our souls, together! Every human voice is a REAL voice. We sound like ourselves here, im a safe space of vocal sensation and higher vibration. What will we sound like? Let’s feel things. Let’s hear things. At Voice Cult we learn, over time, the body awareness and sensations which signal healthy singing. We engage in the long-standing, frequently challenging, and utterly worthwhile process of restoring the alignment of our vocal instruments. Join the Voice Cult.
Come Sing with Daisy during Voice Cult! Friday 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am
Bonnaroo’s Got Talent! Whatever your skills, whatever you’ve got, whatever you don’t got, come get your 15 minutes of fame on the House of Yes stage! This is your afternoon dose of WTF OMG as we present an audience fueled spectacle of amazing and terrible acts hosted by Madame Vivien V, Pixel Chick, Karl, Tammy and the rest of the House of Yes worst best friends! Bring your tricks, share your gifts, watch the chaos! The Best and the Worst and everything in-between is welcome. We’ll have a stage, microphones and we can probably play your tracks. Celebrity judges. Big Prizes. Lots of Surprises.
Friday & Saturday 4pm
House of Yes presents acts of insanity, skills of seduction and performances of perfection by world-renowned circus celebrities that will have you feeling dirtier and circusy-er than you ever imagined was even possible.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10pm
A 60 minute mind blowing audio-visual, multi-sensory experience from Little Cinema
Thurs | Fri | Sat | 11p-12a