MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Like a lot of people, Ashley Capps has those panic-attack moments of doubt and fear when planning a big event. But not everybody gets to invite 80,000 people to a party that will include Paul McCartney on the guest list.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Chattanooga City Judge Russell Bean, 72, drove up Friday just to see Paul McCartney at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Bonnaroo on Thursday is a different place than it will be tonight when Paul McCartney headlines, and it's certainly a lot calmer than it will be by Saturday when all of the expected 80,000 fans have arrived and had time to trample the grounds.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — The parking lot at the Walmart near the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival site in Manchester looked like a tie-dye explosion.

If you could simply hop in a van and be driven each day to and from the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that begins today in Manchester, Tenn., would you go?

Like a return trip to the 1970s, the speed limit on 25 miles of Interstate 24 later this week will drop to 55 mph to improve safety for travelers during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

This year's 12th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is estimated to generate more than $51 million for Manchester, Tenn., Coffee County and the state, according to a study based on the 2012 festival's impact.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — The former farm where the Bonnaroo music festival is held may play host to other events as well.

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