published Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Bonnaroo off to a smooth start

The 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival got off to an early and smooth start with many of the expected nearly 80,000 fans arriving early.

Organizers opened the first gate Wednesday afternoon at 3, according to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves.

“Everything has gone smoothly so far,” he said this afternoon.

Inside Centeroo, people were playing volleyball, eating, getting acquainted with the grounds and finding shade.

See tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press for added coverage.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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