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Bonnaroo 2008 Announces New Orleans-Themed Venue

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced the creation of a venue dedicated to celebrating the culture of New Orleans and Louisiana for the 2008 event, taking place in Manchester, TN, on June 12-15. Called “Somethin’ Else-New Orleans,” the venue will feature the music of NOLA hroughout the day and night for the entire weekend. Confirmed acts are listed below.

Somethin’ Else-New Orleans will be modeled after some of the city’s most distinctive clubs, such as Preservation Hall, Tipitina’s and the Maple Leaf. Regional cuisine will also be featured in order to fully capture the essence of this special city. A donation will be collected upon entrance, with all proceeds going directly to support local New Orleans charities.

Confirmed acts are as follows:


Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Henry Butler and the Game Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Anders Osborne

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue (pictured)

Soul Rebels Brass Band

Morning 40 Federation

The charities that the New Orleans tent will support are below:

New Orleans Musicians Clinic

NOCCA-New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village / Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

Tipitina’s Foundation

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