June 15, 2016

Downtown x Bonnaroo 2016

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An unforgettable Bonnaroo 2016 featured five Downtown artists. The 15th annual festival took place from June 9-12 and included performances by:

Brett Dennen: After being named Rolling Stone’s “Artist to Watch” in 2008, Brett has gone on to garner millions of view on his music videos and just released his sixth studio album, Por Favor, this year.

Bonnaroo 2016 highlights: Gave an interview for The Tennessean in which he discussed his passion for live music.

Jason Isbell: two-time Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His latest album, Something More Than Free debuted at #1 on the Top Country and Top Rock Albums charts.

Bonnaroo 2016 highlights: Jason gave a speech in recognition of the recent Orlando shooting, calling for compassion and empathy. He was also named the “Best Guitar Hero” by Rolling Stone.

Leon Bridges: Leon’s debut album Coming Home marked the first production for the rising studio Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, started by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block. He has since been nominated for a Grammy and is known for vintage sound.

Bonaroo 2016 highlights: Leon’s performance was called the “Best Cool-Down” by Rolling Stone. Leon also gave an interview with Fuse before his set in which he discussed his love of dancing and much more.

Natalie Prass: Debuting last year, her self-titled album was hailed as the Best New Album by Pitchfork.

Bonaroo 2016 highlights: Natalie put on a great performance, which “made the Roo news.”

Ween: Drawing influence from a motley assortment of genres, this group’s playful lyrics have gained a cult following. After a few years of hiatus, the group returned in 2015.

Bonnaroo 2016 highlights: Ween was named “Best Comeback” by Rolling Stone.