WTTS Bonnaroo Experience 2017

The 16th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is June 8th through 11th in Manchester, Tennessee, and this June’s lineup is one for the ages. U2. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lorde. Cage The Elephant and more.

Want the Bonnaroo Experience?

Visit Four Day Ray Brewing on Lantern Road, just North of 116th st. in Fishers. Grab a beer and a bite to eat, and enter to win a pair of four-day festival passes, plus prime camping and seating opportunities. The deadline to register is April 30th.

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This year’s line up includes:

U2  • Red Hot Chili Peppers  • Lorde  • The xx  • Cage The Elephant • The Head And The Heart • Big Gigantic • Glass Animals • Future Islands • Umphrey’s McGee • Portugal. The Man • Tegan & Sara • Milky Chance • Cold War kids • Kaleo • The Strumbellas • Michael Kiwanuka • Joseph • Greensky Bluegrass • Bad Suns • Coin • Kevin Morby • Hippo Campus • The Orwells • Mondo Cozmo • Turkuaz • Klangstof • The Lemon Twigs • White Reaper •  and so many more.


Four Day Ray Brewing’s name recalls Indiana’s Nickel Plate District heritage, drawn from the nickname for a railroad employee who called off work one day a week. Four Day Ray Brewing dares to be great in industry and revelry alike, crafting only the best in their full-scale distribution brewery. Beers at Four Day Ray Brewing are never watered down and flavor is never sacrificed for fashion. Every dish from the scratch kitchen is held to the same high standard because a soft, easy life is not worth living.  Neither is a life spent nose to the grindstone without a cold beer and great meal at the end of the day to enjoy the fruit of your labors.

For complete rules to the Bonnaroo Experience CLICK HERE.

The Bonnaroo Experience, from Four Day Ray Brewing and 92-3 WTTS!

Blogaroo: Thursday Recap

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The Blogaroo is back! Brad, Laura, and Keefer are spending the weekend in Manchester, Tennessee at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Check out their commentary and some of the backstage interviews and performances below!


Laura’s Recap

Roo1It’s Day One All Over Again

Another Bonnaroo is underway! On the drive down, I was thinking about how many times I have ventured to the farm in Tennessee for my fix of music and culture. This year is my 9th journey to summer camp.

Day 1 is always filled with hugs from those that have been a voice on the phone over the last year, a quick tour of the grounds (which adjust every year) and a structuring of sleeping quarters. News that Mumford & Sons canceled their Saturday night headlining gig spread around the camp. Soon after, Jack Johnson mysteriously showed up in our camp to talk to our own, Keefer. The rumors became reality as it was announced that Jack would take Saturday night’s headlining slot.

It always seems, to those looking in from the outside, that this is a fun ride filled with perks, meetings with rock stars and front row/side stage access. They think we come down here, stay on air-conditioned buses, enjoy the stocked bar and refrigerators and hop on golf cart shuttles that take us to see live music. Well, that is correct. We enjoy all of those things and I make no apologies. It is the best experience any music lover could dream of. But remember, the reason we are treated with such importance is because we are connecting YOU to the experience. The musicians, managers, record labels and Bonnaroo staff understand this and are very helpful in guiding us towards the ultimate experience. I guess I should thank you. So, thank you.

Thursday included the sights and sounds of Django Django, JD McPherson, Wake Owl, Twenty One Pilots and the sounds of the talented unknown as we walked through Centeroo, past the stages of Bonnaroo. Tonight, we will enjoy Sir Paul McCartney as he makes his first appearance on the farm. I’ll cover this one from the pit and send it all back to you.

9 years as a Bonnaroovian and I wouldn’t trade a second of this experience. My life is “about the music.” It connects the world together, as one.

My love to you,

Laura Duncan


Backstage Exclusives

Alt-J

“Fitzpleasure”

Interview


Django Django

“Love’s Dart”

Interview


Father John Misty

“Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”

Interview


Houndmouth

“Ludlow”

Interview


Jack Johnson

“I Got You”

Interview


JD McPherson

“Dimes For Nickels”

Interview


Wake Owl

“Wild County”

Interview


Walk The Moon

“Tightrope”

Interview