BONNAROO DAY ONE: Rain, rainbows and a full moon

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

A steady rain opens up during Thao & the Get Down Stay Down performance at This Tent Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

A steady rain opens up during Thao & the Get Down Stay Down performance at This Tent Thursday afternoon. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Rain showers gave way to a picturesque rainbow and, eventually, a full moon.

The first day of the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival at Great Stage Park produced a little bit of everything Thursday – then there was the music.

A full moon begins its ascent above the Bonnaroo music festival Thursday night. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

A full moon begins its ascent above the Bonnaroo music festival Thursday night. (Staff photo by Josh Peterson)

Nashville’s “Bully” opened the festival in the New Music On Tap Lounge and others followed with all three major tents cranking out music well into the night hours and the thousands of patrons exploring the “other stuff” Bonnaroo has to offer, such as Silent Disco and the Cinema Tent.

Friday, the two main stages will join in with music beginning at noon on the What Stage with Greensky Bluegrass. Kanye West will headline the music card Friday with a set from 10 p.m. to midnight. Music will be cranking out well into the night hours with Ice Cube set to hit Which Stage at midnight and Skrillex playing a 1:30-3:30 a.m. set.

“Kanye West is one of the great musical acts of our time,” said Ashley Capps with AC Entertainment, which, along with Superfly Presents, co-produces the annual festival.

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WHAT STAGE

12-1 p.m: Greensky Bluegrass

1:45-2:45: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

3:30-4:45: Umphrey’s McGee

5:30-6:30: Janelle Monae

7:30-8:45: Vampire Weekend

10-12: Kanye West

 

WHICH STAGE

12:45-1:45 p.m: Vintage Trouble

2:30-3:30: Dr. Dog

4:30-5:30: Ben Howard

6:30-7:45: The Head and the Heart

8:45-10: Phoenix

12-1 a.m: Ice Cube

1:30-3:30: Skrillex

 

THIS TENT

12:15-1:15 p.m: Jon Batiste and Stay Human

2-3:15: The Wood Brothers

4-5:15: Jake Bugg

6-7:15: Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory

A rainbow forms nicely over the Bonnaroo grounds Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Bonnaroo News)

A rainbow forms nicely over the Bonnaroo grounds Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Bonnaroo News)

8-9:30: Neutral Milk Hotel

11:30-12:45: Mastodon

1:15-2: Deafheaven

2:30-3:30: Meshuggah

 

THAT TENT

12:30-1:30 p.m: La Santa Cecilia

2-3: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

3:30-4:45: Dakhabrakha

5:15-6:30: The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, with special guests Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shahzad Ismaily

7-8:15: A Tribe Called Red

12-2: Superjam: Derek Trucks featuring Chaka Khan, Taj Mahal, Eric Krasno, James Gadson, David Hidalgo, Willie Weeks, Nigel Hall, Ryan Zoidis, Eric Bloom and Adam Deitch with special guests Andrew Bird, Susan Tedeschi, Karl Denson, Ben Folds and more

2:30-3:30: Chance the Rapper

 

THE OTHER TENT

12:30-1:30 p.m: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

2:15-3:15: Sam Smith

4-5: Danny Brown

5:45-6:45: The Naked and Famous

7:30-8:45: Chvrches

12-1:15 a.m: Disclosure

1:45-3: Die Antwoord

Comedy Tent

1-2:15 p.m: Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious with Seth Herzog and Brooks Wheelan

3-4:15: Hannival Buress with Sasheer Zamata and Emily Heller

5-6:15: T.J. Miller and Neal Brennan with Rory Scovel

7-8:15: Taran Killam and his friends with Good Neighbor, Ryan Belleville, Tim Robinson and Brooks Wheelan

 

 

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