Bonnaroo organizers have announced ‘Concerts On The Farm,’ a socially distanced concert series kicking off this May. Shows will take place on the Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tenn.
Confirmed shows so far are: An Evening with Billy Strings to kick off the series on May 28, Jon Pardi (w/ special guest Jameson Rodgers) the following night (May 29) and a three-night run by The Avett Brothers on July 2-4.
According to a press release, “Concerts On The Farm will be limited in capacity to allow for social distancing, offering music fans the opportunity to enjoy live music while following current guidelines. Tickets will be sold in groups of 4 and will provide access to an 8’ x 8’ pod, with pods arranged to allow 6 feet of distance between groups. Fans are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to create their own comfortable space within their pod. Concessions and merchandise will be available on-site through mobile ordering.” The event also stated that attendees must wear masks at all times while moving around the venue, but may be taken off in their own reserved seating area.
“The soundtrack of America is made in Tennessee, and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate the return of live music than at the Bonnaroo Farm,” said Commissioner Mark Ezell of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development in a statement. “We’re ready to see our stages and venues full again, and artists back on the road doing what they love. We know music fans are ready as well, and Concerts On The Farm’s approach to delivering live music in a responsible environment will set the bar high for future events.”
Tickets to the new series go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, March 19. For more information on safety measures and to purchase tickets, head to www.BonnarooFarm.com.