The Bonnaroo Music Festival is adding a jazz tent to its sprawling festival, sponsored by the renowned Blue Note label.
Among the performers slated to perform at the festival, scheduled June 14-17 on a 283-hectare farm about 100 kilometres southeast of Nashville, are Stefon Harris, Ravi Coltrane, Robert Glapser, and Jacky Terrasson, according to a statement released Monday.
Though jazz performers have appeared at the event in previous years, the festival is known primarily for its rock acts. Last year, Elvis Costello, Radiohead, and Tom Petty were among those who played to approximately 80,000 fans.
The acts slated to perform this year include the newly reunited Police, the White Stripes, Tool, Wilco, Widespread Panic, the Roots, Franz Ferdinand, the Flaming Lips, Ziggy Marley, Dierks Bentley and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys.
DownBeat magazine will present panel discussions on jazz June 15-16 with jazz musicians and others who will discuss legends such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
Blue Note Records will sponsor the air-conditioned jazz tent, called "Somethin’ Else." Photography from the label will be on display.