Bonnaroo is a creole word that means ‘a really good time’ so it is only fitting that the people who came up with perhaps the best music festival this side of Woodstock would name it so aptly. It’s not just music that makes this festival so popular as it is also billed as an arts festival, and features artists and artisans from all over the country selling their unique products.
Bonnaroo is held annually in Manchester Tennessee at Great Stage Park. It usually starts on the second Thursday of June and runs for four days. What started as just a festival featuring folk rock artists in its inception back in 2002 has grown into a who’s who of music. Pop, alternative, gospel, funk, metal, hip hop, country, folk and reggae acts take to the many stages throughout the four day run. Big names such as Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire, Elton John and Nine Inch Nails have all performed at Bonnaroo in the past to name just a few.
Of course, getting to Tennessee takes some doing, as not every one of the 80,000 plus attendees live in the immediate area, so why not do things up right and charter a plane to get you to what Rolling Stone once called one of the ’50 Moments That Changed Rock and Roll’ in style? It is easier than you might expect and it will allow you to bypass the major airports and the commercial airliners in one fell swoop. Chartering allows you to go on your schedule, not that of the airlines, and can get you closer to the action than a major airport can. Better than that is there aren’t long security lines and you know your baggage will arrive with you, not to mention the leg, elbow and head room that you get with a customizable cabin and all the amenities you could ever want.
Whether you are going for the music, the art or just to hang with thousands of your closest friends, the Bonnaroo festival is something to behold and the organizers have made it that there is never a dull moment during those four days in June. Check out the comedy tent, the silent disco, the cinema tent and the Ferris Wheel, or tap into your artistic side and paint something, create something or just simply see where your spirit takes you, it’s all part of the wonderful time in store at Bonnaroo.