Bonnaroo: It’s a magical place where some of your favorite musical acts show up and you can make friends instantaneously. The word “bonnaroo” was popularized by New Orleans singer Dr. John to mean “a really good time.”
Unlike other Bonnaroovians, whose only goal is to have a really good time with really good people, I was there representing the ONE Campaign and leading a group of volunteers to sign up new members and encourage people to take meaningful action in the fight against extreme poverty.
Did you know that Bonnaroo is the seventh largest city in Tennessee for four days of the year? It’s estimated that anywhere between 80,000 to 90,000 (it’s likelier that there are even more) show up to radiate positivity, hear new and established musical acts, and for us at ONE to take an action against energy poverty.
Music and the arts have always been integral to our work and I can’t see a better place to bring music and advocacy together than at Bonnaroo. (Well, maybe at a few U2 shows too).
Want to join the other Bonnaroovians in their fight against energy poverty? Take a moment to send a note to your Member of Congress here.