Festival season is in full swing, and we wanted to take a moment and share with you our incredible recent experience at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Bonnaroo is an annual four-day music festival set on a 700-acre farm inManchester, Tennessee. This was our first year attending and it’s already become one of our most favorite festivals to date! The fest was largely influenced by art rock concerts of the late 1960s and early 1970s (including the legendary Woodstock Music & Art Fair). It was even ranked in 2003 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll,” “Festival of the Decade” by Consequence of Sound, and among the 10 Best Festivals by GQ Magazine.
Needless to say, it lived up to its expectations… We had a blast frolicking around and discovering all that the festival had to offer. We learned that the festival began with a focus on jam bands and folk rock. It has diversified in recent years but continues to pay tribute to its roots, which we love! In addition, there were several craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema tent, and a Ferris wheel. If you ever find yourself in Tennessee, we’d highly recommend attending this festival. And as for us, we can finally cross it off our festival bucket list!