Bonnaroo starts two weeks from today – and we’re getting excited. Although the I+W crew isn’t closing up shop and heading to Manchester (our blue jeans don’t make themselves!), we are celebrating the mighty festival to the east with a big party in our backyard on Thursday, June 7.
Some of you guys might remember the shindig we threw on the same night last year with Billy Reid, featuring music by Deer Tick, Apache Relay, Justin Townes Earle and a special solo appearance by Dan Auerbach. For this year’s lineup, we are stocking the bill with some of our favorite local performers (you don’t have to actually play the ‘Roo to get our love) including – you got it – another very special mystery guest. We’ll announce the complete lineup next week, so watch this space.
The fun goes from 5 until 9. As always, our backyard parties are free and open to all ages. Plan on eats by Mas Tacos as well as a smattering of other Nashville restaurants we love; same for drinks: we’ve got some visiting bartenders lined up, so come thirsty! Otherwise, you can BYOB and a blanket. But please leave your cigarettes at home: as of this week, Imogene + Willie is officially a smoke-free environment.
See you on June 7!