The French Eclectic

The Bonnaroo Experience

Music FestivalKatie Elmore

Bonnaroo is more than just a music festival.  For those who have been before, you just have to say the name to invoke an immediate understanding. The Music & Arts Festival boasts a diverse lineup of acts every year with 10+ stages showcasing more than 130 bands. Add in a silent disco, morning yoga, an annual 5k Race, art classes and a mini water park and you’ve got yourself a damn good time! 

The positive energy here is contagious. High-fives all around from anyone at anytime. There's an electricity in the air fueled by so many creative people coming together to experience and participate in four of the best days EVER. 

Photo via Kristin Mein 

Photo via Kristin Mein 

Photo via Kristin Mein

Photo via Kristin Mein

We loaded up the truck and headed out for our first Frenchie road trip! The festival grounds were located on a beautiful 700 acre farm in Manchester, TN.  We teamed up with our friends at Indah Events to outfit a Platinum VIP lounge within their massive tipis.  Once we arrived onsite it was easy to play off of the festival's upbeat energy to create a fun and casual space to kick back and relax.  Check out our previous collaboration with Indah's tipis here.  

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'Radiate Positivity' is the festival's motto.  Smiles, high fives, and random acts of kindness. It's no wonder we jumped at the opportunity to attend this year as part of the design team and align ourselves with that message!

'Radiate Positivity' is one of the festival's mottos.  Smiles, high fives, and random acts of kindness…  It's no wonder we jumped at the opportunity to attend this year as a design team and align ourselves with that message!
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog
Bonnaroo 2017 - The French Eclectic Blog

And of course, the best thing about working at a music festival is catching a plethora of live music! Here's our three favorite performances from this year:

Here's to positivity, happiness, and love in the world! 

Check out our set up at High Water music festival here!  And come back later this month to read about our next travel adventure when we head out to Louisville, KY for Forecastle Music Fest!