Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Bonnaroo and the CMA Music Festivals in TN

As I mentioned in my last post, music, live music, is the vibe in Tennessee. Last weekend, as Chattanooga was bringing its nine day Riverbend Music Festival to a close, two others were starting up - the four-day CMA Music Festival in Nashville, and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.


concert on the riverfront (Cumberland River)
Like the famed Woodstock Festival, the Bonnaroo is staged on a 700-acre farm. You can bring your RV and camping gear here. Since it started in 2002, the Bonnaroo has grown from a festival featuring jam bands to a diverse array of genres that includes indie rock, hip hop, country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, reggae and other alternative music. This year, an impressive lineup of artists includes Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffet and the Beastie Boys.
these guys stopped at our marina after spending the weekend at Bonnaroo
Nashville calls itself Music City. And no wonder. Everywhere you turn, music is in the air and in your ears. All over town, there are clubs after clubs with musicians playing darn good live music. Every June, country music's biggest stars perform day and night here at the CMA Music Festival. Fans can get up close and personal with their favorite artists. Great times, indeed.


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