Grand Ole Opry Returns To Bonnaroo this Thursday, Sept 2nd

The Grand Ole Opry®, the show that made country music famous, will once again kick off the famed Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on Thursday, Sept 2. The Opry’s line-up announced today includes:

  • Platinum-selling multi-award-winning number one hit-maker and Opry member Chris Janson
  • Grammy-winning Western Opry member group Riders In The Sky
  • Australian-born, Chet Atkins-inspired protégé, and world-class guitarist Tommy Emmanuel
  • Grammy-nominated Blues Music Award-winner and founding Carolina Chocolate Drops member Dom Flemons
  • Rounder Records Grammy-nominated alt/rock, roots music phenom Amythyst Kiah, who won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards for her penned “Black Myself”
  • Powerful rock and soul singer/songwriter Maggie Rose
  • Solo artist/musician and lead guitarist for Foo Fighters Chris Shiflett
  • World-class bluegrass musicians formed out of the nine-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys
  • Opry at Bonnaroo will also feature the Opry Square Dancers and will be hosted by Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame member and voice of 650-WSM’s “Coffee, Country & Cody,” Opry announcer Bill Cody.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
 will be held Sept 2-5, 2021 in Manchester, TN. The Nashville-based Opry has rarely in its 95-year history taken its iconic show outside Music City, on those occasions visiting prestigious venues such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. 

“Like so many things this summer, this ‘Opry at Bonnaroo’ show is absolutely going to be worth the wait,” said Dan Rogers, Opry Executive Producer. We’re thrilled some of the Opry’s greatest crowd-pleasers including acts ranging from 30+-year Opry members to an artist who just made a stellar Opry debut a few weeks ago are along for the ride.”

“We are honored and thrilled to continue our great relationship with the Opry, and look forward to continue building on this new tradition for years to come,” said Bryan Benson, Vice President of Booking, AC Presents.

Grand Ole
Opry at Bonnaroo will be heard at and, Opry and WSM mobile apps, and the show’s flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. Station personality Bill Cody will serve as show announcer.

Grand Ole Opry at Bonnaroo
 joins a stellar list of artists and headliners at the festival, including the Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Megan The Stallion, Tyler, The Creator, Deftones, Lil Baby, Jason Isbell, Incubus, Leon Bridges, Deadmau5 and more.  Click HERE for the official Bonnaroo lineup and complete information.

On October 30, 2021, the Opry, the world’s longest-running radio show, will mark a historic, record-breaking milestone with its 5,000th Saturday night broadcast.

Tickets for Bonnaroo are onsale now. Go to for more information on the lineup, tickets and VIP experiences and more.

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