Bonnaroo Donates to Nashville Flood Victims

Johnny Sanford :: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 12:45 pm

In an effort to speed the recovery of Nashville’s flooded streets, the organizers of Bonnaroo will match donations dollar for dollar (up to $50,000) for those who donate to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The three-day festival that showcases indie rock, bluegrass and jam bands will go on as scheduled from June 10th-13th, as it was not affected by the flooding.

The devastating Nashville flooding has created the need for three temporary landfills around the city, in which the debris from affected houses are now dumped. It’s one of the most devastating natural disasters that the city has ever faced with exception of maybe Miley Ciyrus’s career

According to a Bonnaroo press release, “Bonnaroo has already donated $10,000 to the Middle Tennessee Red Cross, and festival organizers, Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment, are encouraging all friends and fans to help out in any way possible. Now through Sunday, June 6, Bonnaroo will be facilitating donations, via the Bonnaroo Works Fund, and matching them, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000. All donations will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.”

Since it’s inception in 2002, Bonarroo has donated over $3,000,000 to various local, regional, national and worldwide charities such as Doctors Without Borders, Head Count, Music Cares, Conscious Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club of America, Rock the Earth, the American Red Cross, and the Sierra Club.
More information will be forthcoming on the Bonnaroo Website, and for a full schedule of the bands that will be playing, check here.