For the past several years, two popular Tennessee music festivals, Bonnaroo and CMA Music Fest, have taken place in the same week. The tradition has often caused musicians and their teams to engage in precise planning if artists are slated to take part in both festivals. Music fans are forced to choose between the two festivals.
Bonnaroo’s organizers have now announced a shift to the schedule for the 2019 festival, with plans for Bonnaroo to be held the week after CMA Music Fest. Organizers expect future years to follow the same pattern.
Bonnaroo 2019 will be held June 13-16, 2019.
“We have regularly advocated for this change to hold Bonnaroo and CMA Fest on separate weekends to offer more flexibility for the local community as well as the visitors, and we’re excited about this change,” said Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. President Butch Spyridon.
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