June 4 2010 by Bridget Daly
Where can you catch performances by Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band, Conan O'Brien, Jay-Z, John Fogerty, Weezer and Norah Jones all in one place? Yep, you guessed it. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival happening June 10-13. Bonnaroo has taken over in the past decade as the king of all music and arts festivals featuring attractions like comedy shows, a movie tent, yoga classes, art, environmental talks and education, and of course, music genre diversity like folk, punk, rock, soul, rap....you name it.
At the beginning of every year, I start to hear whispers of Bonnaroo planning from friends. What's the lineup this year? Who's going? Who's camping? Who's driving? Who's flying? Even though Bonnaroo is a four-day summer music festival, this is far from your typical Woodstock-like environment. The festival attracts a more mature crowd in my opinion due to the higher ticket prices and attractions. Tickets sell for over $200 and it's not uncommon for groups to rent recreational vehicles on site for upwards of $3,000. Is it worth it? Absolutely. No other place in the world can you see a music lineup like this. Not to mention all the great activities that occur throughout the weekend.
For every detail of information imaginable about the event, including what to bring, camping information, the schedule and general traveling info, check out http://www.bonnaroo.com.
Too short notice, but still interested in going to check out a great music festival this summer? You will not be disappointed if you attend the 37th Telluride Bluegrass Festival June 17-20. Focused specifically on bluegrass, folk and country music, this festival is one of the most popular in the country even though bluegrass is far from the most popular music genre. The reason is, of course, the environment. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival occurs in one of the most beautiful environments in the U.S. and oozes a positive energy like no other music festival. The star studded lineup includes Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss and Union Station along with many others.
For more information about the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, visit http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/.