First day on the Farm in Manchester Tennessee at Bonnaroo was filled with lots of emotions. The morning was for setting up camp and planning what acts you wanted to see. The hot, humid Tennessee air was in full force by mid afternoon but no one seemed to care. When 3:00 hit everyone ran to center Roo for the first big gig of the weekend, Peach Pit.
Peach Pit kicked Bonnaroo off to an amazing start. The lead singer, Neil Smith, dove head first into the crowd and the fans went wild. After making his way back on stage the band continued to play songs from their new album as well as some old ones. We had the pleasure of meeting up with the band after their performance. The boys were extremely happy to be at Bonnaroo and cracked lots of jokes.
The next notable performance was Donna Missal from New Jersey. She killed it with her dance moves and amazing voice. The crowd was very impressed with her indie sound and she left the stage with some new fans.
Caroline Rose and her band was next, all decked out in Christmas gear. Which was very fitting because Bonnaroo is kind of like Christmas in summer, getting to see all of your favorite bands in one place! She sang songs off her new pop-rock album, Lover.
The Grand Ole Opry came to Bonnaroo for the first time ever and the fans loved it. The country genre is not very “bonnarooish” but the acts were phenomenal. Some notable acts were Old Crow Medicine show, Steve Earl and the Dukes, Molly Tuttle, Riders in the Sky, and much more.
Article: Ella Jewell