Bonnaroo nears deal to remain in Coffee County, Tenn., ease traffic

Bonnaroo nears deal to remain in Coffee County, Tenn., ease traffic

November 14th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Local Regional News

Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 9, 2017, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Photo by The Associated Press /Times Free Press.

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Coffee County, Tenn., officials are nearing a deal to keep the festival in Manchester for the next several years, ease traffic congestion leading to the property and pave the way for more events at Great Stage Park.

The two sides have been at the negotiating table for the last year over how to spend the fees collected on each ticket sold for Bonnaroo. The $3-per-ticket fees generate about $250,000 annually for the county's operating budget.

Bonnaroo organizers have been pushing to direct the money to finance a road project they say is needed to improve arrival and departure for fans at the rural farm just off Interstate 24.

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