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From Riverbend's Return To Bonnaroo's Back

Nighttime at Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Nighttime at Bonnaroo

Pick a music festival here in the Southeast - and Barry Courter will tell you plenty about it.

Barry is entertainment writer and columnist for The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

He covered the return of Riverbend the weekend before last - and he’s getting ready for this year’s Bonnaroo, which runs Thursday through Sunday on the Farm in Manchester, Tennessee.

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