‘Bonnieroo’ to rock campus this Friday

Bonnieroo poster logo

Live music, free t-shirts, and the Mann’s Sausage food truck are just some of the things concert-goers can enjoy at Radford University’s annual “Bonnieroo” event this Friday, April 12, 2019. This free arts and music festival, led by students in the Music Business Student Association, will include student and traveling band performances, arts and crafts, and a variety of other activities at the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Plaza.

“I think Bonnieroo is important to Radford because it gives students a free event that they can come enjoy away from classes and it can be a bit of a stress relief towards the end of the semester when everything is picking up and getting busy,” said Jordan Dalton, who oversees the festival through the Department of Music. The Music Business Student Association works throughout the year to put on this free annual event. “It takes a lot motivation and discipline to really make an event like this come together,” said Dalton.

Garcian artist seated in chair
'Garcian' is among the artists performing at 'Bonnieroo' 2019

The musical acts in this year’s festival come from Virginia and North Carolina. Some of the bands performing this year include “Gryzzle,” “Garcian,” and “Washed Up.” There will also be performances by “ZPO,” “Brand-New-Hand-Me Downs,” “Milo Wilson’s Band,” and even a student-led performance by the “Radford Jazz Ensemble.”

This year, the first 50 people who arrive for “Bonnieroo” will get a free t-shirt designed by Lauren Slough, a junior in the graphic design program. There will also be other activities, such as tie-dying shirts, making dream catchers, and photo opportunities. Mann’s Sausage food truck will also be at this year’s event, and students can use meal plans, cash or credit card to purchase food.

This year’s “Bonnieroo” has also partnered with the Student Government Association to make the concert an opening event for Unity Day, which takes place the following day on April 13th. “We are fortunate to have organizations that love this event and will help sponsor it so it can be free for the students. It also gives different parts of our university a chance to come together and have some fun,” said Dalton.

“Bonnieroo” takes place on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Bonnie Plaza on the campus of Radford University. Admission is free.

Apr 10, 2019
Riley Ginger