ROO-ALITY Becomes RE-ALITY Starting Today!
Time to call in sick, because Bonnaroo’s got the hookup. For the next three nights, tune in to the Bonnaroo YouTube channel for live-streaming of classic ’Roo performances and many new ones as well. Music begins each day — Thursday through Saturday, September 24-26 — at 4:30 CT.
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is a June staple on the concert calendar, but of course COVID-19 had other ideas this year; initial attempts to reschedule this month were also quashed by the pandemic. Next year’s fest is scheduled for June 17-20, 2021 (we certainly hope). For this virtual ROO-ALITY, viewers will be treated to great performances from past Bonnaroos at The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, and great new live music as well.
Performances from previous Bonnaroo zests include Dave Matthews and Friends with Trey Anastasio, Ray Paczkowski, Tony Hall, Brian Blade, and Tim Reynolds (2004); The Beastie Boys (2009); James Brown (2003); Jack White (2014); The White Stripes (2007); Tears For Fears (2015); Run The Jewels (2015); Alabama Shakes (2015); Metallica (2008); Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (2016); My Morning Jacket (2011); Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (2016); Nile Rogers & Chic (2018); and The XX (2017).
The staggering list of new sets features Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew celebrating Remain In Light, Nathaniel Rateliff, Chromeo, Big Gigantic, Flamingosis, Bruce Hornsby Feat. James Mercer, Rob Moose & Polo G, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Bonnarootenanny, Denzel Curry, Magic City Hippies, Lennon Stella, Billy Strings, Action Bronson, CloZee, Moon Taxi, Live from Tipitina’s featuring Galactic and Tank and The Bangas, Mandalin Orange, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Subtronics, Goose, and Live from Graduate Nashville with Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, Devin Dawson, and ERNEST, and that’s just part of the list.
Virtual ROO-ALITY and the Bonnaroo Works Fund will also support and raise awareness for the ACLU Foundation and HeadCount.
Tune in, and find numerous ways to support this great effort.