Published: June 16, 2019


FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SINCE 2013 BONNAROO SOLD OUT IT'S ANNUAL MULTI-DAY CONCERT SERIES IN COFFEE COUNTY.  THE FESTIVAL DREW AN ESTIMATED 80,000 ATTENDEES AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR NEARLY 12 HOUR TRAFFIC DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 24 LAST WEEK.  THE SELLOUT COMES AS THE EVENT EXPERIENCED IT'S LOWEST ATTENDANCE IN 2016 WITH AROUND 46,000 PEOPLE BUYING TICKETS.  HEADLINERS TO THIS YEAR'S SHOW INCLUDED POST MALONE AND CHILDISH GAMBINO.  REPORTS INDICATE THE 18 YEAR OLD FESTIVAL ACCOUNTS FOR ONE QUARTER OF COFFEE COUNTY'S SALES TAX COLLECTIONS AT AROUND 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS WHILE ECONOMISTS BELIEVE THE CONCERT SERIES HAS GENERATED CLOSE TO 56 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE REGION.  A FALL ROCK VERSION OF THE CONCERT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THIS OCTOBER.  TITLED "EXIT 111", HEADLINERS INCLUDE GUNS N' ROSES, DEF LEPPARD, AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD.