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2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - The Reunion Photo Credits: Will Corey, Russ Corey, Mark Irish, Roger Ho

2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - The Reunion

Published June 21, 2022

It was a long three year wait, but finally music lovers and friends from around the world reunited this past weekend at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.  Located on 700+ acres of farmland, Bonnaroo has been providing a magical place with around the clock music, arts and crafts, a large variety of food vendors. 2022 brought patrons four days of live non-stop music across 10 stages.   This year's major headliners included Stevie Nicks, Machine Gun Kelley, Roddy RichToolFlume21 Savage,  J. ColeThe ChicksIlleniumGryffin, and over 150 more over a toasty, but beautiful weekend.  WFMC Jams was onsite for its fourth year providing coverage and interviews of independent and upcoming artists all weekend.

Thursday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Photo Credits: Will CoreyThursday is the most special day as people make their way into Centeroo to reunite and rediscover the magic that awaits.  Some had awaited years for this moment to happen with special occasions in mind.  Thursday evening, quite a few proposals were witnessed happening across Centeroo including Michael proposing to Irene by the Ferris Wheel.  Shortly after the proposal, Gryffin headlined with a late night set at the Other Stage starting at midnight to keep the party going into Friday morning.  -- View more Bonnaroo photos and Highlights from Thursday.

Photo Credits:  Will Corey (Spillway Productions)

 


J. Cole Friday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Photo Credits: Roger HoFriday had a small bump as thunderstorms moved in around noon for a brief period of time with very little to no rain, and were soon gone and led way to a beautiful and slightly cooler Day 2 on the farm with very little impact to scheduling.  WFMC Jams had the privilege to interview several artists throughout the day including Tennessee artist Briston MaroneyThe 502s (Ed, Jake, and Matt), New York artist Karina Rykman, and Whiskey Myers.  Later in the evening J. Cole and The Chicks headlined on the What Stage, and Illenium performing late night on the Which Stage. -- View more Bonnaroo photos and Highlights from Friday.

Photo Credits:  Roger Ho (roho foto)

 


Saturday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Photo Credits: Will CoreySaturday was another day packed full of music headliners which included Flume on Which Stage, as well as 21 Savage and Tool on What Stage.  Part of today's interviews included Nashville based alternative and folk band Judah and the Lion who performed later in the evening.  Country singer Maggie Rose who has frequented the Grand Ole Opry on many occasions also talked with WFMC Jams. -- View more Bonnaroo photos and highlights from Saturday.

 


Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalSunday was a day to remember, realizing we escaped the rain and experienced an memorable weekend reuniting with friends.  WFMC Jams had the pleasure of talking with Jesus and Adam from the band Lettuce and members of the Toronto, Ontario band Wild Rivers. The final headliners for this year featured Machine Gun KelleyRoddy Rich,and the grand finale Stevie Nicks at What stage.  Stevie fully embraced the positive vibe from Bonnaroo patrons and shared stories in between songs about her life and the ones that have influenced her the most.  She did not leave the stage disappointing, as she performed an encore paying Tribute to Tom Petty performing "Free Fallin'", Rhiannon, and Led Zeppelin cover "Rock and Roll". -- View more Bonnaroo photos and Highlights from Sunday.

Photo Credits:  Will Corey (Spillway Productions)


 

While the dates for 2023 have not been confirmed, Bonnaroo did offer those who attended the festival the opportunity to purchase tickets for next year's event.  Be sure to visit the Official Bonnaroo Site and social media for more updates.

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