Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

Bonnaroo Announces Free 3-Day “Virtual Roo-Ality” Festival on Sept. 24-26

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, but you can still get a full slate of music with Virtual ROO-ALITY, a free three-night live broadcast airing via YouTube on Sept. 24–26.

The online event will feature past footage from the Bonnaroo archives as well as brand-new performances.

Topping the bill are 13 legendary performances from Bonnaroo’s archives, including Dave Matthews and Friends, Metallica, The White Stripes, James Brown, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, the Beastie Boys and more.

Virtual ROO-ALITY will offer new performances from more than 35 artists, including Nathaniel Rateliff, Chromeo, Big Gigantic, Bruce Hornsby featuring James Mercer, Rob Moose & Polo G, Old Crow Medicine Show’s Bonnarootenanny, Denzel Curry, Lennon Stella, Billy Strings, Action Bronson, CloZee, Moon Taxi, Live from Tipitina’s featuring Galactic and Tank and The Bangas, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Goose, Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, Devin Dawson, ERNEST, and many more.

Bonnaroo was originally scheduled to take place June 11–14 at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, Tenn.

Virtual Roo-Ality will air September 24-26 beginning at 4:30pm CT each day exclusively on Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel.

photos by Tammie Arroyo,

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”


Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs