Ahead of the festival’s September 2021 return, The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival organizers have announced a socially distanced live music series called, Concerts On The Farm, that will take place on May 28, and 29, along with July 2, 3, and 4.
“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.”
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All three of the acts lined up for Concerts On The Farm have performed socially distanced events before, helping people keep their spirits up during this unprecedented time. Strings performed socially distanced shows last year, while Pardi played a series of drive-in gigs and The Avett Brothers headlined their own drive-in show at Charlotte Motor Speedway last summer.
Safety guidelines will be adhered to during the live-music series’ run. Visitors will be able to purchase tickets in groups of four and are given 8’ by 8’ pods to enjoy the performances in, with each space 6 feet away from neighboring pods. Customers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs, however, camping and tailgating are prohibited.
Food and drink will be available and will be delivered to guests via mobile ordering. When not in the pod, masks are required to be worn.
After canceling its 2020 concert dates and rescheduling the original June 2021 dates that were penciled in, organizers confirmed that the Bonnaroo festival will return for its 2021 festival run from September 2 to 5.
Tickets for the Concerts on the Farm go on sale on March 19, at 10 a.m. CT and can be bought here.