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This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Jon Pardi performing at the 12th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. Pardi is releasing his latest album, "Heartache Medication," on June 3. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

Live music has not been heard at Great Stage Park, or "The Farm" as the nearly 700-acre space in Manchester, Tennessee, is affectionately called during the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, since October 2019, when the Exit 111 festival was held there, but it will come to life in late May and early July.

Bonnaroo organizers announced Tuesday that a new series called Concerts On The Farm will be held on what has been renamed The Bonnaroo Farm this May. Acts scheduled to perform include An Evening with Billy Strings on May 28, Jon Pardi with special guest Jameson Rodgers on May 29 and An Evening with The Avett Brothers on July 2-4.

The shows are produced by C3 Presents and AC Entertainment, subsidiaries of Live Nation.

Tickets, which are $225-$450 per four-person "pod," will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Friday, March 19, via BonnarooFarm.com. A dollar from each ticket will benefit the Bonnaroo Works Fund.

The shows will be limited in capacity and state safety guidelines will be enforced. The four-person pod tickets will provide access to an 8-foot-by-8-foot area, with pods arranged to allow 6 feet of distance between groups. For a complete list of safety measures, allowed and prohibited items and more information for Concerts On The Farm, visit BonnarooFarm.com.

Fans are advised to bring chairs or blankets. Concessions and merchandise will be available on site through mobile ordering.

Overnight camping, which is a big part of the normal Bonnaroo festival, will not be allowed.

"The soundtrack of America is made in Tennessee, and I can't think of a better place to celebrate the return of live music than at the Bonnaroo Farm," said Commissioner Mark Ezell, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. "We're ready to see our stages and venues full again and artists back on the road doing what they love. We know music fans are ready as well, and Concerts On The Farm's approach to delivering live music in a responsible environment will set the bar high for future events."

Concerts On The Farm is also partnering with Veeps to deliver a live, as-it-happens online broadcast of select performances. Concerts On The Farm said it is supported by Verizon, Bacardi and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.

 

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