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Bonnaroo 2018


Photo and story by Anthony Merriweather / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” belted Mavis Staples during her Which Stage set. The crowd joyfully responded, much to her liking. “Sounds like ya’ll ready,” she said warmly. Her band looked to one another in affirmation and began to jam. Soon after, Staples ordered her …

Photo and story by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Psychedelic-rock band Pond brought a taste of their Aussie-absurdity to Bonnaroo’s This Tent during the festival’s sweltering Saturday afternoon. Pond is a group from the Perth music scene that shares a number of members with their larger sister band, Tame Impala. Though both groups …

Photo by Hudson McNeese / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Story by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service  As the sun set on Bonnaroo’s second night of music festivities, Sturgill Simpson and company took the large What Stage with a modest demeanor, picking up their instruments without a word as the growing audience eagerly cheered …

MTSU Seigenthaler News Service MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Per custom, the 17th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival moves from hot and dusty afternoon grooves to nighttime headliners to late-night and early-morning beat makers, with the Day 2 Friday night lineup closing in the early morning fog thanks to extra-special effects from an electronica music favorite. …

Photo by Victoria Leuang / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service   story by Megan Cole / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Paramore took on Bonnaroo’s What Stage for the first time ever Friday afternoon. Sporting colorful eye makeup and an all-white outfit, lead singer Haley Williams gave a stunning performance that included singing into a megaphone and reaching …

Photo and story by Tiffany Brady / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service Southern Avenue represented the heart of Memphis when they performed on Bonnaroo’s Who Stage Friday. The band attracted an overwhelming crowd to one of Bonnaroo’s smallest stages with the sheer power of music. The band’s genre seemed to be an all-in-one experience. Southern Avenue …