Summer is here and Bonnaroo is right around the corner … less than a week away, to be exact! In case you missed it, we'll be down at the Farm hosting the best party the Roo's ever seen. Come by the BGS stage on Sunday to catch John Moreland, Sara Watkins, the Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush Band, and the BGS Superjam with Ed Helms.
We'd be remiss if we didn't make the most of the festival and catch as many acts as possible, though, so we're working hard on our schedule. Below are eight acts that we can't wait to see.
It's no secret that we're huge Isbell fans here at the BGS, catching his shows whenever we get the chance. For his Bonnaroo set, let's hope he channels his inner Drive-By Trucker and offers up some jam sessions.
While we miss the old days where getting a ticket to see Stapleton wasn't as difficult as getting a ticket to see Hamilton, we're happy for him to finally get his due. If you've never experienced Stapleton's godlike voice in person, now's your chance.
Father John Misty
Who better to watch while surrounded by sweaty hipsters than our greatest satirist of hipster culture? We can only hope FJM serves up some festival-themed commentary along with his thoughtful folk-rock tunes.
If Natalie Prass stays true to the arrangements on her excellent 2015 self-titled debut, you should expect one hell of a horn section at her set. As the saying goes, "I need more horns." Or something like that.
Rayland Baxter has long been a fixture of the Nashville music scene, and his 2015 release, Imaginary Man, saw his star rise to higher, more national heights. Catch him while he's on the rise.
Nashville singer/songwriter Andrew Combs has earned heaps of acclaim for his thoughtful, throwback country tunes. We look forward to hearing those songs translated to the festival stage.
There's no dearth of singer/songwriters performing at Bonnaroo, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one writing better tunes than Dylan LeBlanc. Fresh off some gigs opening for the Alabama Shakes, LeBlanc should be a crowd-pleaser with songs from his latest album, Cautionary Tale.
Aubrie Sellers is one of our favorite new voices in country music, and we can't wait to see her give tunes from her stellar debut album, New City Blues, the Bonnaroo treatment. And who knows, maybe her mom and fellow BGS fave — Lee Ann Womack — will join her for a song or two before hopping into the BGS Superjam!