An event like no other, a festival within a festival, the SuperJam! is one of the most sacred traditions of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. While there have been minor changes over the years, its foundation remains constant: packing in as many of the festival’s best artists to sing songs that everyone knows, while … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: THE BONNAROO 2019 SUPERJAM!
The 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival started off a little different for East of 8th. Having eased into Bonnaroo 2019 by spending Thursday night taking in the Americana and country music sounds of the Grand Ole Opry for East of 8th’s sister publication, Mother Church Pew, we had forgone many of the no-sleep, first … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2019
Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was already upon us. After a year’s anticipation, the preparation, the packing (and unpacking) of camping supplies, the three prior days of music, and all of the new friends and memories made in such a short time, Sunday always has a bittersweet feeling. You know that there … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 4
Bonnaroo has a special healing power that somehow allows you to stay up into the early morning hours to squeeze in every possible show and then jump out of your cot with only a few hours of sleep, hungry for more music. After celebrating the music of Tom Petty until well past 3:30 in the … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 3
No matter what brings you to Bonnaroo, no matter what your favorite genre of music, everyone awaits the announcement of the theme and lineup of the festival’s legendary SuperJam! The Festival has always been known for its collaborative spirit amongst the performing artists, and the SuperJam! has become a semi-organized showcase of collective talent that … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018 SUPERJAM!
Weeks ahead of time, I had eagerly awaited my Friday schedule at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. With the day containing a mix of rising artists I had somehow missed throughout the winter concert season, as well as a few artists that I could not wait to see again, I had assembled the … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 2
Whether it’s from the awe-inducing first year at the festival when the true magic and spirit of the experience washes over you for the first time, the memory of a one-of-a-kind show, the gathering of friends old and new, the head-clearing moments of pure musical joy, or the wild combination of all the above, every … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 1
Sometimes the most memorable shows from a festival are the ones that offer an unexpected surprise–not to imply a lack of high expectations going into Cage The Elephant’s 2017 Bonnaroo set. Being a Cage live show veteran, I thought I knew what to expect, but Cage muscled out a new level of energy for their … Read more #tbt: CAGE THE ELEPHANT at BONNAROO
Half party and half concert, SuperJam is always one of the most anticipated events on the Bonnaroo lineup. The 2017 version carried even higher expectations as it was curated by the iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Billed as The Soul Shakedown, the Superjam pulls together an eclectic range of talent from across the festival’s many … Read more #tbt: BONNAROO SUPERJAM!
It was Friday afternoon at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the field at the Which Stage was filled with a crowd fit for an evening headliner. Well before the start of The Strumbellas’ show, there had been a steady flow of people approaching the stage and staking out the best spots to … Read more #tbt: THE STRUMBELLAS at BONNAROO