Bonnaroo and CMA Fest always fall on the same weekend, but that doesn’t mean Bonnaroo doesn’t have any country music to offer.
The 16-year-old Annual Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. always manages to steal away a country artist or two. This year, there are plenty of country names making the hour-long trek from Nashville to Manchester.
Topping the list is none other than the East Side sidewinder herself, Margo Price. Coming off a massive 2016 that saw her Midwestern Farmer’s Daughter make many non-country best of lists, the “Roo” slot makes sense.
Price isn’t the only East Nashville resident making her way to “The Farm.” The strange country songster Aaron Lee Tasjan is along for the ride, as well.
While Combs’ addition continues Bonnaroo’s embrace of smaller country acts, Cam’s is a bit of a surprise. Normally, a mainstream country radio star like Cam would presumably opt for just CMA Fest. Then again, there have been instances in which country acts hit both fests in the same weekend. In fact, Maren Morris, Aubrie Sellers, and Chris Stapleton did exactly that last year.
Other country and Americana artists set for Bonnaroo 2017 include Greensky Bluegrass, Mandolin Orange, Lukas Nelson, and The Strumbellas.
Who knows, maybe it’s worth trying to hit both Bonnaroo and CMA Fest this year for the ultimate festival weekend. Just remember to hydrate.