Bonnaroo site could be a future country music venue and more

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The owners of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have discussed with Nashville's top tourism executive the possibility of bringing a country music and camping festival to the event site in Manchester.

The Tennessean reports that the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. President and CEO said in July that he has talked with organizers, who also own the Manchester farm where Bonnaroo is held, about a new country music festival that would be in addition to Bonnaroo.

Earlier this year, Live Nation purchased a controlling stake in Bonnaroo, though co-founders Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment will remain in charge of running the festival. After the deal was announced, Superfly co-founder Rick Farman told Billboard magazine that organizers are "going to put a greater emphasis on bringing some other events to the farm, which I think will be beneficial to everyone involved, the Bonnaroo community and the local and regional community as well."



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