A Thin Silver Lining For Bonnaroo Fans After A Disappointing Week

The negative impacts of this week’s last-minute Bonnaroo cancellation are far-reaching, from organizers to artists to Manchester and other Middle Tennessee communities that count on the economic boost from the fest. But there is a thin silver lining for fans that would have been on the farm this weekend and now have some open days on their hands. As predicted, some of the acts from the Roo lineup announced shows at Nashville clubs, many of which have quickly sold out. And there may be more announcements to come. Longtime Nashvillians could have guessed that Third Man Records would be in the mix, but keep an eye on additions popping up on the calendars of venues tied to the music company who own the majority stake in Bonnaroo, Live Nation, Brooklyn Bowl and Basement East.

Beyond live music events, some businesses are also offering special deals for Bonnaroo ticket holders, and other Roo vendors are looking at hosting their own mini-events. We’ll keep you updated on socials (follow us @WNXPNashville on both Twitter and Instagram) and put the latest in this list.

Live Shows

Leon Bridges with Joy Oladokun at Brooklyn Bowl, Sunday, Sept. 5. Tickets start at $45. Now Sold Out!

The Band Camino at The Basement East, Sunday, Sept. 5. Now Sold Out!

WHO’s Who: The Women of Roo!— Charlotte Sands, Bailey Bryan and GAYLE — at Exit/In, Sunday, Sept. 5. Tickets are $5.

Mdou Moctar at The Blue Room, Friday, Sept. 3. Tickets start at $15. Now Sold Out!

Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard and Sylvan Esso at Ascend Amphitheater, Saturday, Sept. 4. Tickets on sale Friday at 9am CT.

Khruangbin with Liz Cooper at Brooklyn Bowl, Friday, Sept. 3. Tickets start at $49.50. Now Sold Out!


Stop by the TN Brew Works taproom in Nashville to get 2 for 1 pints of Hippies and Cowboys and $31.99 on cases of Hippies and Cowboys (to go only) with proof of Bonnaroo ticket. Valid through Sunday.

Book a staycation with Bento Living Chestnut Hill and get 15% off this weekend. Info at https://livebento.com/bentoliving/offers/.

Southern Grist Brewing Co. (with multiple Nashville locations) will honor buy-one-get-one pours and 20% of both to-go beer purchases and merchandise through Sunday, when Bonnaroo ticket-holders show their passes.

This Friday (9/3) through Sunday (9/5), you can snag some official Bonnaroo merchandise at The Music City Shop in Nashville. $5 from every item will be donated to Hurricane Ida and Waverly Flood relief efforts. Plus, anyone with a 2021 Bonnaroo wristband (or proof of purchase) will get $5 off their tab. Official merchandise is also for sale online.

Free Entry with Proof of Bonnaroo Ticket

Middle Tennessee State is offering Bonnaroo ticket holders free admission to Saturday’s season-opening football game against Monmouth. Bonnaroo ticket holders can show their Bonnaroo tickets at a box office located at Gate 1, 3 or 4 the day of the game to receive reserved seat tickets, while supplies last. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.